“The Pioneer P7 is a budget phone with VoLTE , dual-SIM slots, and CDMA support”
Gionee has launched a new P series budget smartphones in India called the Pioneer P7. The phone comes as a downgraded variant of the Gionee P7 Max, which was launched in the country in October. The P7 features minimal bezels on the sides, and gets a curved back with ‘ripple’ patterns.
The Gionee Pioneer P7 features a 5-inch HD display with a layer of Soda Line glass to protect it from scratches. The phone is powered by a 1.3GHz quad-core processor, mated to 2GB of RAM. The storage capacity on board is 16GB, which can be further expandable up to 128GB by inserting microSD card. Software-wise, the handset runs Android 6.0 Marshmallow with Amigo 3.2 on top.
The camera department on the Gionee P7 includes an 8-megapixel primary shooter with an LED flash. For selfies, it gets a 5-megapixel selfie shooter with screen flash function. In terms of connectivity, it offers 4G, VoLTE, CDMA support, dual-SIM slots, Bluetooth 4.0, and GPS. A 2,300mAh battery keeps the whole package running.
The Gionee Pioneer P7 has been priced at Rs 9,999, and comes in White, Latte Gold, and Grey variants. The phone will be available via major brick-and-mortar and online stores across the country. At this price point, it will be facing competition from the likes of the LYF Water 7, Intex Cloud S9, and Xiaomi Redmi Note 3, which offer better specs in the same price range. That said, the Pioneer P7 supports CDMA and that could very well work in its favour.