Gionee launches a Virat Kohli’s Signature Edition of Gionee A1 smartphone in India today. The new version of the Gionee A1 is priced at Rs 19,999 and will be available exclusively on Amazon store starting 12PM, June 27. Virat Kohli’s Signature Edition Gionee A1 is already up for pre-orders and can be booked via company’s official website. Consumers pre-booking the device will also get free Sennheiser headphones claims the Chinese smartphone manufacturer.It is noteworthy, the smartphone comes with Indian captain Virat Kohli’s signature at the rear panel, hence has a very limited stock. Gionee announced the new edition to build advanced consumer connect and celebrate its first flagship of the year with the end consumer, says the company. It is on this occasion that Gionee decided to launch this exclusive edition that would be inscribed with Gionee’s brand ambassador and Indian skipper Virat Kohli’s signature at the back. However, this is a limited edition variant of the Gionee A1. “This limited release smartphone is a prized memorabilia for all fans of the Indian captain,” says Gionee.Also Read: Gionee A1 review: Great selfies, good battery life make it worth the priceThis special edition version of the Gionee A1 will sport all the similar features and specifications like the regular variant. In terms of specifications, the Gionee A1 comes with a 5.5-inch 1080p AMOLED display. The handset further features 4GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage. Gionee A1 is powered by MediaTek Helio P10 processor and runs on Android 7.0 Nougat with Amigo skin on top.advertisementThe smartphone is backed by a 4010mAh battery which as we mentioned in our review that delivers a great battery back. The USP of the Gionee A1 is its camera set up, especially the front cam. The smartphone packs 16-megapixel camera sensor at the front, while at the rear backs a 13-megapixel sensor. The front camera comes coupled with dual LED flash and delivers an excellent result.Commenting on the launch of the Kohli’s version of the Gionee A1, Arvind R Vohra, Country CEO & MD, Gionee India says, “We have always been committed to reach out to every Hindustani and empower them with better selfies and bigger batteries in our world of #Selfiestan. Virat Kohli is a powerhouse of energy, style and performance and resonates perfectly with our objective. The Signature Edition Gionee A1 is inspired by greatness and crafted with perfection, just like captain Kohli’s masterstrokes. With the launch of this exclusive edition that comes with Virat’s signature, we are extremely elated to reinforce our commitment of keeping our customers happy with a masterpiece beyond compare.”
Roger Federer had a stellar 2017, winning seven titles, out of which two were Grand Slams.The Swiss maestro started early with the Australian Open, then went on to win the Indian Wells, Miami and Halle Opens. He then won his eighth Wimbledon against Marin Cilic in July. Following that, he won the Shanghai Masters and Swiss Indoors and finished second on the ATP rankings to cap off a fantastic year.Talking about this year, he said he didn’t know what to expect after arriving in Australia.The then 17-times Grand Slam champion was 35 and coming back from a first surgery-enforced absence to the sport he dominated for more than a decade from his maiden Wimbledon title in 2003.The six months off, however, allowed him revive a career that pundits thought could be over with the injury.Federer, who begins his 2018 campaign at the combined teams Hopman Cup tournament in Perth, recognises that while expectations this year might be a little higher, he was trying to ensure they did not get out of control.ï¿½??ï¿½ï¿½??ï¿½ï¿½?ï¿½?ï¿½??? pic.twitter.com/T31a6xthSf- Roger Federer (@rogerfederer) October 15, 2017″Expectations are higher but at the same time I try to remind myself just don’t think its normal and realistic to aim for the same things I did this year in 2017,” he told reporters after he arrived in Australia.”I’ve got to try and keep it cool. Try my best and see what happens but the preparation has been good so far.”We’ll see how things go.”advertisementFederer previously used the Kooyong invitational tournament to warm up for the Australian Open but returned to the Hopman Cup last year to team up with compatriot Belinda Bencic, where the pair finished second in their group.Great to be back in Perth,See you tomorrow at 5pmï¿½??ï¿½ pic.twitter.com/YeLT1SJ8UK- Roger Federer (@rogerfederer) December 28, 2017″Obviously looking ahead to Melbourne, I really hope that Hopman Cup’s going to give me everything I need here,” Federer said of starting the season in Perth, where he and his 20-year-old partner will face Japan, Russia and the U.S. in group play.”It worked out perfectly this year, (winning) at the Australian Open.”Of course, that’s a good omen.”(With inputs from Reuters)
The Canadian PressThe federal government says a law firm that represented thousands of residential school survivors should have to pay back legal fees because it inflated its billings.Arguments were made Tuesday in the Saskatchewan Court of Appeal, where lawyers for the Canada’s attorney general accused the Merchant Law Group of fraud, deceit and fraudulent misrepresentation.The government said it wouldn’t have entered into an agreement a decade ago to pay Merchant Law Group $25 million if it had known there were concerns about how much time the company spent working on residential school claims.Merchant’s lawyer said the government knew there were concerns about billing and went into negotiations with its eyes wide open. Also, Merchant’s lawyer said previous courts, including the Saskatchewan Court of Appeal, approved the payment.