Indian authorities started a few months ago a program called “Made in India”, that was meant to support the local economy by offering Chinese device makers incentives to come to this country. Partners started showing up, with names like OnePlus, Huawei and Xiaomi on the list. However, the premiere belongs to Gionee, that just rolled out the first “made in India” smartphone.
The device is called Gionee F103 and it’s priced at $155. It’s available to purchase in pearl white, dawn white and black, with midrange specs. The device packs a quad core MediaTek MT6735 processor clocked at 1.3 GHz and it also brings a 5 inch 720p screen with an IPS panel, 2 GB of RAM and 16 GB of storage. Inside we find a 2400 mAh battery and at the back there’s an 8 megapixel shooter.
Upfront we’ve got a 5 megapixel cam, while on board there’s also Android 5.0 Lollipop, in a customized version, with the Amigo 3.0 interface on top. The device comes with 3G and 4G connectivity, WiFi, GPS, EDGE, Bluetooth and microUSB too. This is just the start of a longer program, that will see many models made in India.