Gionee Communication Equipment Co. Ltd was founded in 2002. Its first factory, Dongguan Jinzhong Electronics, specialized in electronic products and devices. A year later, Gionee invested in the construction of another plant - Dongguan Jinming Electronics. He had four automatic lines for the production of mobile phones and more than 5,000 employees.
Initially, the production capacity of the plant allowed to produce 2 million sets of products annually. Today, this figure has exceeded 80 million. The first GSM phones were the following GSM models: Gionee 303, Gionee 306, Gionee 530, Gionee 506, Gionee 508, Gionee 618, Gionee 303B, Gionee 516, Gionee 628.
Great efforts have been made to organize and develop its research centers, as well as to obtain international certificates of production quality. So, in 2006, R & D (with English Research & Developmen - research and development) centers were established in Shanghai, Guangzhou, Shenzhen. Invested more than one billion yuan in the construction of a huge industrial park Gionee, an area of more than 200 acres.
Business developed and in 2011 the share of the domestic mobile phone market Gionee was 11.2%. In the same year, the company began expansion into other territories. To date, Gionee has the largest production facilities in the world. It has six research centers that work in the design, software and hardware part of smartphones, sales, marketing, communication technologies and many others. Gionee products are officially sold in India, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Indonesia, Vietnam, Thailand, the Philippines, Malaysia, Russia, the Middle East and Africa. And the export to these countries reaches 1 million smartphones per month.
Separately it is necessary to say about the Indian market, as one of the fastest growing in the world. Gionee very seriously approached his conquest. The number of smartphones sold in India is approaching 10 million. The company began to produce its devices on Indian production facilities Foxcon. And in plans to build in India their factories.
Also Gionee is the largest manufacturer of smartphones for OEM brands from around the world. These are Blu (USA), Himax (Indonesia), Condor (Algeria), Evertek (Tunisia), Allview (Romania), Prestigio (Russia), QMobile (Pakistan), Fly (Britain), General Mobille (Turkey).
In 2013, Gionee introduced its subbrand (it is now so fashionable, probably among the Chinese) - IUNI. The bid is made for a unique and bright design, which is laid down in the name of the brand itself - I UNIque. Smartphones from Gionee are pretty high-quality devices with an interesting and distinctive design.
In their flagships, they use top-end SoCs produced by MediaTek and Qualcomm, high-quality SuperAmoled and IPS screens with high resolution and protective glass from Corning, metal and glass as body materials and ... "horse" price tags at the beginning of sales. However, then they fall significantly.
Gionee Elife S5.5 - was introduced to MWC 2014 and at that time was the world's thinnest smartphone. 5.55 mm in the main body of glass and aluminum. 5-inch Super AMOLED-screen with FullHD resolution, eight-core processor MediaTek MT6592 with a frequency of 1.7 GHz, 2 GB of operating and 16 GB of internal memory. The company also released many of its localized copies - Blu Vivo IV, Himax Pure S, Condor C8s, Evertek EverSlim, Allview X2 Soul, Prestigio Grace, QMobile Z6.