Gionee (Gionee Communication Equipment Co. Ltd.) Simplified Chinese (金立通信设备有限公司) Traditional Chinese (金立通信設備有限公司)
is a Chinese mobile phone manufacturer based in Shenzhen, Guangdong province. 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, Bangladesh, Nigeria, Vietnam, Taiwan, Myanmar, Thailand, Philippines and Algeria.
Gionee Communication has two processing plants, Dongguan Jinming Electronics and Dongguan Jinzhong Electronics, with a total investment of more than RMB 80 million, a factory floor area of more than 20,000 square meters and the number of staff of beyond 1000 people. After 2010, Gionee started focusing on slimmer smartphone designs, and by 2014, Gionee held the title of the slimmest smartphone in the world with the Gionee Elife S5.5 whose body is only 5.5mm thick. Gionee launched an even thinner smartphone, the Gionee Elife S5.1, which is only 5.15mm thick.