During the month of May 2015, Google enters the Turkish market with Android One initiative. The company collaborated with General Mobile which is one of the leading smartphone manufacturers in Turkey. The company launched the 5 Plus smartphone in the market. In order to expand the portfolio further, Google has launched another phone under Android One initiative. The new phone has been named GM5.
The price of the new handset is still not available on the website, but General Mobile has listed all its specifications. The company is also claiming that the phone will go on sale in the month of November itself. In the details provided by General Mobile, it was clear that the phone is going to have metal edges and textures back design. The phone sports two speakers on each side of the USB port while the audio jack is on the top of the phone.
Features of General Mobile GM5
The phone features 5-inch HD IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen display with the screen resolution 1280 x 720 pixels. It comes with Corning Gorilla Glass 4 protection and supports multi-touch as well.
Processor and memory
In terms of processor, the phone packs Qualcomm Snapdragon coupled with a quad-core processor clocked at 1.2 GHz. The phone comes with 2 GB RAM and 16 GB internal memory. Here you should note that the 16 GB storage is not completely available for files etc. OS and apps consume some of the space. In case you need more storage, you need to go for cloud service as there is memory expansion option available on the phone.
When it comes to connectivity, Google always tries to ensure that the user, who is buying a smartphone that comes from collaboration with the company’s direct involvement, should get the best possible service. The phone supports 2G, 3G, and 4G LTE bands. It can connect to LTE network for mobile internet. For more connectivity options, General Mobile has added a number of options on the phone that includes Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n along with Bluetooth v4.0 and GPS.
The phone has two good cameras on front and rear. In terms of primary camera, the phone has 13-megapixel rear cameras with Dual-tone LED flash module. It supports features like autofocus, touch focus, face detection, HDR, and panorama. The phone also packs a 5-megapixel front camera which is good enough for selfies and video chat.
To make sure that the user gets the latest features in the phone, the company has added Android 7.0 Nougat as operating system. The dimensions of the phone are 140.50 x 69.75 x 9.30 mm and it weighs 160 grams. In terms of battery power, the phone lacks a little behind as it packs only a 2500 mAh battery.
Initially, the phone will be available in 20 different markets that are Azerbaijan, Albania, Afghanistan, Bosnia, Belgium, Croatia, Cyprus, Georgia, Ghana, Greece, Iraq, Kenya, Luxembourg, Moldova, Netherlands, Pakistan, Serbia, Turkey, Tunisia and Uzbekistan. The phone will support the local languages of these areas. It is available in Golden, Space Gray, and Black color options.