Wireless Power Bank, 10,000mAh by Gionee, which is a Chinese smartphone company, has launched a new GBuddy in India.
The device comes with an advertised MRP of Rs. 3,999, but is currently available on Amazon for Rs. 1,299 as part of an introductory offer. It carries a 6-month warranty and is being offered in a Black colour option.
Gionee claims that the Gbuddy power bank 10,000mAh can charge simultaneously with wirelessly and through the USB port. According to listing page on Amazon, the power bank can charge a 3,000mAh phone battery in around 90 minutes, and a 4,000mAh battery in about 2 hours. It takes approximately 5.5 hours to get sucked-up itself.
The gBuddy power bank, the wireless output is rated at 5W (5V x 1A), supports up to 12W (5V x 2.4A) wired charging. The device is made from metal and weighs 270 grams. It dimensions measure 13.8cm in length, 6.8cm in width and 1.5cm in thickness.
Gionee came up with a comeback mode into the smartphone market last year in November after earlier declaring bankruptcy several months. The company has launched a bunch of smartphones and accessories since, both in China and India.
Gionee has had a tough time of it in the Indian market in recent years, with much of its thunder stolen by its Chinese rivals Oppo, Vivo, Xiaomi and Realme. The accessories market is also getting reasonably crowded these days, so it will be interesting to see how consumers will accept the company’s latest offering in the country.
Gionee is a Chinese smartphone producer based in Shenzhen, Guangdong, China. Founded in 2002, it was one of the largest smartphone manufacturers in China. It is market share in China was 4.7% in 2012, and it expanded into other markets, including India, Taiwan, Bangladesh, Nigeria, Vietnam, Myanmar, Nepal, Thailand, the Philippines and Algeria.
In August 2016, Gionee India introduced its plans to build a manufacturing plant in India. At the same time, Gionee launched its first Made in India smartphone with the introduction of the F103 model.
The model was produced in a Foxconn plant in Sricity, Andhra Pradesh. Gionee India was sold to Karbonn Mobiles with the license of its brand in September 2018 . In November 2018, it was reported that chairman Liu Lirong lost over US$144 million to gambling in a casino. The Shenzhen Intermediate People’s Court accepted the bankruptcy liquidation application filed by Huaxing Bank against Gionee, on 10 December 2018.