|Headquarters||Shenzhen, Guangdong, China|
Number of employees
|Literal meaning||Gionee Communication Equipment Co. Ltd.|
Gionee (Chinese: 金立; pinyin: Jīnlì) is a Chinese smartphone manufacturer based in Shenzhen, Guangdong. Founded in 2002, it was one of China's largest mobile phone manufacturers. According to Gartner, its 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 before going bankrupt.
In August 2016, Gionee India introduced their plans to build a manufacturing plant in India. At the same time, Gionee introduced its first Made in India smartphone with the introduction of the F103 model. The model was manufactured in a Foxconn plant in Sricity, Andhra Pradesh. Gionee India was sold to Karbonn Mobiles in September 2018 with license of its brand. In November 2018, it was reported that chairman Liu Lirong lost over US$144 million to gambling in a casino. On 10 December 2018, the Shenzhen Intermediate People's Court accepted the bankruptcy liquidation application filed by Huaxing Bank against Gionee.
Association with BLU Products
BLU Products, a cell phone manufacturer based in Miami, Florida, sells many rebadged Gionee phones under their brand name in the United States and other North American markets, and engineers phones together with Gionee China and Gionee India.
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