General Mobile GM 5 Is The First Android One Smartphone To Run Nougat 7.0 Out Of The Box, Has Specifications Similar To General Mobile 4G
The Android One program was started by Google back in 2014 when it had partnered with three Indian smartphone manufacturers (namely Spice, Karbonn and Micromax) to launch a line of three devices, one device being made by each manufacturer. Through the means of the Android One program, Google partners with smartphone manufacturers in "developing countries" to build a "high quality" but low cost Android smartphone. Google guides the original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) on the hardware they should be using inside the device. The software side of things is completely handled by Google. All the Android One devices run on stock Android right out of the box. Google also updates the software on these devices regularly in the form of monthly security patches and major Android upgrades.
General Mobile, an OEM partner with Google, has now announced another Android One smartphone, the GM 5. The General Mobile GM 5 features a 5" OnCell HD IPS display with a resolution of 1280 x 720 and Gorilla Glass 4. The phone is powered by a Snapdragon 410 1.2GHz quad-core chipset along with Adreno 306 GPU and 2GB RAM. In optic terms, the device sports a 13MP camera on it's back, with a 5-megapixel snapper taking the position of the selfie camera.
The phone comes in both the single sim and dual sim models, with both the variants of the device having support for extending the internal memory with the help of a SD card.
As far as the coloring options are concerned, the GM 5 is available in Golden, Space Gray and Black colors.
The GM 5 will be available in 20 countries including Azerbaijan, Albania, Afghanistan, Belgium, Bosnia, Croatia, Cyprus, Georgia, Ghana, Greece, Iraq, Kenya, Luxembourg, Moldova, Netherlands, Pakistan, Serbia, Tunisia, Turkey and Uzbekistan.
General Mobile already has had launched two Android One devices: the General Mobile 4G and General Mobile GM 5 Plus. The GM 5 Plus is the most powerful Android One handset of the lot. Interestingly, if one puts the GM 5 and General Mobile 4G head to head in terms of technical specifications, it's pretty hard to even point a difference. The only difference we could point out was difference in weight and the number of colors available. Rest everything appears to be the same. Differences in terms of design and device layout though do exist, but why is General Mobile making a device with specifications similar to the May 2015 launched General Mobile 4G still remain a mystery. Is this some sort of marketing tactic, only General Mobile can tell.
General Mobile GM 5 Is The First Android One Smartphone To Run Nougat 7.0 Out Of The Box, Has Specifications Similar To General Mobile 4G Reviewed by Krittin Kalra on 11/05/2016 03:42:00 pm
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