While the Google Nexus project is dead and buried , the Android One initiative whose aim is to bring affordable smartphones to emerging markets is still very much alive and kicking .
GM 5 from Turkish OEM – General Mobile is the latest Android one Phone to hit the emerging Markets and it happens to be the very first Android 7.0 OS powered Android one Phone . Like most Android One Phones released in the past , the General Mobile GM 5 is nothing but a budget friendly phone whose major aim is to dole out the nutty goodness of Nougat 7.0 OS to its intending users .
On the specs front , the General Mobile GM 5 comes with a 5-inch 720p HD display with Gorilla Glass 4 protection and powered by a 1.2 GHz quad-core Snapdragon 410 processor, . Supporting that is a 2GB of RAM with 16GB of internal storage expandable up to 64GB via microSD card slot .
The General Mobile GM 5 carries a modest 13MP camera at the rear , while a 5MP unit occupies the front .
The General Mobile GM 5 boots stock Android 7.0 (Nougat) out of the box with 4G LTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0, GPS and fueled by a 2500mAh battery .
General Mobile GM 5 specifications
- 5-inch (1280 x 720 pixels) OnCell IPS display with Corning Gorilla Glass 4 protection
- 1.2 GHz Quad-Core 64-bit Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 (MSM8916) processor with Adreno 306 GPU
- 2GB RAM, 16GB internal memory, expandable memory up to 64GB with microSD
- Android 7.0 (Nougat)
- Single / Dual SIM
- 13MP rear camera with dual LED Flash, 1080p video recording
- 5MP front-facing camera
- Dimensions: 140.5 x 69.75 x 9.3mm; Weight: 160g
- 3.5mm audio jack, FM Radio
- 4G LTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0, GPS
- 2500mAh battery
The General Mobile GM 5 without doubt is the cheapest Android 7 powered phone right now in the World . It is available in various parts of the World in Golden, Space Gray and Black color options .
Though no official pricing yet ,the General Mobile GM 5 is tipped to roll out first in about 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 GM 5 officially won’t make it to Nigeria , but may be available through unofficial means at various price points .