|Headquarters||Shenzhen, Guangdong, China|
|Liú Lìróng (Chairman and Founder)|
Number of employees
|Literal meaning||Gionee Communication Equipment Co. Ltd.|
Gionee (stylized as GIONEE; Chinese: 金立; pinyin: jīn lì) is a Chinese smartphone manufacturer based in Shenzhen, Guangdong. Founded in 2002, it is one of China’s largest mobile phone manufacturers. According to Gartner, its market share in China was 4.7% in 2012, and it has expanded into other markets, including India, Taiwan, Bangladesh, Nigeria, Vietnam, Myanmar, Nepal, Thailand, the Philippines and Algeria.
In August 2016, Gionee 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.
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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