Tuesday, 28 February 2017

General Mobile GM 6 Android One smartphone with Nougat, fingerprint sensor announced

Turkey based General Mobile has introduced, the GM 6, the company's latest Android One smartphone, in partnership with Google at MWC 2017 in Barcelona. It is the successor of GM 5, and gets major upgrades in the processing department, selfie camera, a bigger battery, as well as double RAM and Storage, than its predecessor.

Nothing has changed in terms of design, and the GM 6 sports rubbery plastic rear panel and metal frame. It runs Android Nougat and is the first Android One smartphone to boast fingerprint sensor, which is embedded into the home button.

The GM 6 features 5-inch HD IPS 2.5D curved glass display with Gorilla Glass 4 protection and is powered by 1.5GHz quad-core MediaTek MT6737T processor backed by Mali-T720 GPU and 3GB RAM. On-board storage is 32GB, which can be expanded via microSD card.

For photography, there's 13MP rear camera with dual LED flash and 1080p video recording, and the selfie shooter is a 8MP unit assisted by LED flash. Connectivity options include dual-SIM slots, 4G LTE, WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.1 and GPS. A 3000mAh battery gives the phone juice to run.

The General Mobile GM 6 comes in Space Grey, Gold and Rose Gold color. Pricing and availability details are yet to be announced, however, General Mobile says it plans to sell the GM 6 in 45 countries. Previously the company sold Android One device in almost 20 markets.

Speaking of Android One, for those uninitiated, its an initiative, Google announced back in 2014, to bring affordable Android smartphones to emerging markets. The Android One initiative was initially launched in India, and has expanded to more than 30 counties ever since. Google is also expected to launch Android One smartphones in the U.S soon.

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