Chinese company Gionee has finally announced the immediate availability of its affordable mid-range Android smartphone, the GPad G3.According to fonearena, the phablet leaked for the first time in August, but back then we had no details on the phone's price and release date.
Luckily, the Chinese handset maker did not abandon the GPad G3 project and the smartphone is now available for purchase from major retailers in India for only Rs 9,699 ($155/€115) outright.
Gionee GPad G3 boasts a huge 5.5-inch capacitive touchscreen display that supports 854 x 480 pixels resolution and sports a 5-megapixel rear-facing camera with autofocus and LED flash.
On the inside, the phablet packs a quad-core MediaTek MT6589 processor clocked at 1.2 GHz, a PowerVR SGX544 graphics processing unit, and 1GB of RAM.
There is only 4GB of storage inside, but the smartphone comes with microSD card slot for memory expansion (up to 32GB). The GPad G3 is powered by Android 4.2 Jelly Bean platform out of the box.
Other highlights of the GPad G3 include 3G and Wi-Fi connectivity, VGA front-facing camera, dual-SIM support, and 2200 mAh Li-Ion battery.