The Android One Story : Before we get into the details of the new smartphone GM5 a little brief on the Android One initiative from Google. Google started the Android One initiative in 2014 and launched the first Android One smartphones in India in September 2014. Google partnered with Micromax, Intex and Spice for the Android One smartphones and launched 3 new smartphones back then priced at Rs. 6,999.
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The key benefit of being an Android One smartphone is that these smartphones get the latest Android OS updates much faster than others. The smartphones also will continue to get new Android updates for at least 2 years.
Later on Google partnered with Lava in India to launch the Lava Pixel V1 smartphone. The program was introduced to some other countries like Bangladesh , Sri-lanka , Indonesia , Philippines, Nepal and Turkey. The GM or General Mobile is a mobile manufacturer based out of Turkey which has previously launched the GM 5 Plus smartphone with Android Marshmallow 6.0 in Feb 2016.
Budget Android Nougat 7 Smartphone : GM5
Now General Mobile has launched a new smartphone named as GM5 which comes with the Android Nougat 7.0 out of the box. It is one of the earliest devices to come with the Android Nougat OS apart from the Google Pixel and the LG V20.
It is the first budget smartphone expected price $200 to $250 ( Rs. 15,000) to offer the Android Nougat 7.0. The GM 5 comes with a good and neat looking design. There is a circular speaker piece at the front side which reminds of the iconic Google Nexus 5.
The smartphone comes in Gold, Grey and Black color and will go on sale soon in Turkey. The smartphone comes with a 5.0 Inch IPS LCD display and has 293 PPI. The display has 400 nits of brightness and comes with Corning’s Gorilla glass 4 protection.
The Android Nougat smartphone runs on a Qualcomm Snapdragon 64 Bit Quad Core processor clocked at 1.2 GHz and comes with 2 GB of RAM. There is 16 GB of internal storage which can be further expanded using a micro-sd card.
The smartphone comes with 13 Mega pixel rear camera along with a LED flash and Auto Focus support. There is also a 5 Megapixel front camera to click selfies. The GM5 has support for 4G LTE networks along with the native 3G and 2G.
The smartphone comes with 2500 mAH battery which is just passable. The Android Nougat based GM5 comes with a thickness of 9.3 mm and has a weight of 160 grams which is on the higher side considering it is a 5.0 inch smartphone.
The smartphone is going to be available in Turkey, availability of GM 5 outside of Turkey is yet unknown. However we can expect some more Android One Smartphones to get launched in India if Google is still going to pursue initiative.
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