General Mobile GM5 Plus Android One Smartphone with Snapdragon 617 Processor Announced

by Vishal Toshiwal 0

General Mobile, Turkish mobile brand has launched their second Android One handset, after an Android One 4G, at the MWC Stage in Barcelona. The first Android One handset was launched around two years back and they didn’t well in any countries after expansion. The Android One specifications were controlled by the Google and were kept quite low-end, but it looks like the search giant is finally doing something about it. The newly introduced Android One handset is the most high-end product in the range and is priced as well at $300.

The GM5 Plus Android One smartphone sports a metal frame design and has a textured back cover, which makes it the most premium Android One handset out there in any market. With a body to screen ratio of 79%, it is quite compact for its large real estate. Meanwhile, the display is protected by a Corning Gorilla Glass 4. Running on the Android Marshmallow 6.0.1 out of the box, it will give the purest Android experience just like any Nexus devices.

The device would be powered by a Snapdragon 617 processor, an Octa-core chipset from the Qualcomm. It will be accompanied by Adreno 405 GPU and packs 3GB of RAM and 32GB of internal storage, which can be expanded up to 128GB via microSD card slot. In terms of connectivity, it will have support of 4.5G, LTE-A, category 7 bands, which should offer up to 100Mbps upload and 300Mbps download speeds. Other usual connectivity options include Bluetooth, GPS, and Wi-Fi.

The camera department will have 13MP resolution camera on the rear as well as on the front. Both will be supported by a Flash, although, it would be dual LED Flash on the rear side. They both feature Autofocus so that you can snap photos faster. The device is fueled by the 3100mAh battery which will support the Quick Charging 3.0 via the USB Type-C connector. This looks like a promising Android One handset. Let us know in the comments section below if you’re interested to see this smartphone come to your region as well.

Vishal Toshiwal

Born in West India, raised in the North and currently chasing dreams in the southern part of India- Vishal is an entrepreneurial spirit, a tech enthusiast and a writer by profession, who is busy taking pictures when he is not writing. He would love to talk to you about the latest movies, TV shows and DC/Marvel comics. As a personal rule, he doesn't let a day get by without at least one dessert. Because, why not?