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Gionee Pioneer P5L (2016) With VoLTE Support Launched at Rs. 8,499

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Gionee has introduced upgraded version of its 2014 Pioneer P5L smartphone in India. Priced at Rs. 8,499, the Gionee Pioneer P5L (2016) is now available to buy via the company’s online store. The Chinese company confirmed the launch in a Facebook post.

The biggest highlight of the Pioneer P5L (2016) smartphone is it features 4G LTE as well as voice over LTE (VoLTE). According to the official Gionee listing, the Pioneer P5L (2016) supports the two LTE bands in India – FDD 1800MHz (Band 3) and TDD 2300MHz (Band 40).

The Chinese company in 2014 initially unveiled the Gionee Pioneer P5L, priced at Rs. 10,000 and was compatible with India’s 4G LTE frequencies.

For specifications, the Gionee Pioneer P5L (2016) features a 5-inch HD (720×1280 pixels) display. The Android 5.1 Lollipop-based smartphone runs Amigo 3.1 UI on top. The dual-SIM smartphone is powered by a 1.3GHz quad-core processor clubbed with 1GB of RAM. It packs 16GB of inbuilt storage and supports expandable storage via microSD card (up to 128GB). It sports an 8-megapixel rear camera with LED flash and there is a 5-megapixel front-facing camera on board. Connectivity options, apart from 4G, include GPRS/ EDGE, 3G, GPS, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, and Micro-USB.

Measuring 143.5x72x8.3mm, the Pioneer P5L (2016) will be available in Black, Blue, Gold, Red, White, and Yellow colours. It is backed by a 2300mAh battery rated to deliver up to 9 hours of talk time and a standby time of up to 300 hours on 3G network. The smartphone weighs nearly 147 grams and comes preloaded with WhatsApp, Facebook, Snapdeal, WPS office, 360 Security lite, Clean master, and Hungama apps among others.

Gionee Pioneer P5L (2016)

General

Release date April 2016
Form factor Touchscreen
Dimensions (mm) 143.50 x 72.00 x 8.30
Weight (g) 147.00
Battery capacity (mAh) 2300
Removable battery Yes
Colours Red, White, Black, Blue, Yellow, Gold
SAR value NA

Display

Screen size (inches) 4.70
Touchscreen Yes
Resolution 480×854 pixels

Hardware

Processor 1.3GHz  quad-core
RAM 1GB
Internal storage 16GB
Expandable storage Yes
Expandable storage type microSD
Expandable storage up to (GB) 128

Camera

Rear camera 8-megapixel
Flash Yes
Front camera 5-megapixel

Software

Operating System Android 5.1
Skin Amigo 3.1 UI

Connectivity

Wi-Fi Yes
Wi-Fi standards supported NA
GPS Yes
Bluetooth Yes, v 4.00
NFC No
Infrared No
USB OTG No
Headphones 3.5mm
FM Yes
Number of SIMs 2
SIM 1  
SIM Type Regular
GSM/ CDMA GSM
3G Yes
4G/ LTE Yes
Supports 4G in India (Band 40) Yes
SIM 2  
SIM Type Regular
GSM/ CDMA GSM
3G Yes
4G/ LTE Yes
Supports 4G in India (Band 40) Yes

Sensors

Compass/ Magnetometer No
Proximity sensor Yes
Accelerometer Yes
Ambient light sensor Yes
Gyroscope Yes
Barometer No
Temperature sensor No