General Mobile, one of the partners of Google’s Android One program, has launched the new GM 6 smartphone in the regional market on Oct 24, 2017. The new smartphone was launched through the Muller & Phipps Middle East, General Mobile’s local distributor.
“General Mobile has shown consistent, strong growth over the past 12-years and this is in no small part due to delivering to the highest standards, whether on product, price or the after-sales service experience. We are proud to be associated with General Mobile and their range of products,” said Trevor Price, CEO of Muller & Phipps Middle East.
Along with the GM 6, the company has also launched the GM 5 and the GM 5 Plus smartphones on the local market. The GM 6 is an Android One phone and runs Android 7.1.1. Nougat OS. The company has also promised that Android 8.0 Oreo update will be available in December 2017.
The GM 6 measures 144-by-71.3-by-8.6 mm and comes packed with a 5-inch IPS HD 2.5D display offering a resolution of 1280-by-720 pixels. The display is protected by a Corning Gorilla Glass.
Under the hood, the GM 6 runs on a MediaTek MT6737T, 64bit Quad Core 1.5 GHz processor. It also comes with 3GB RAM and 32GB built-in storage. The camera on the rear is rated at 13MP AF and comes with a Dual Tone Flash. On the front, you get an 8MP camera with an FF flash.
The General Mobile GM 5 meanwhile is also an Android One device. It comes packed with a 5-inch HD display that offers a resolution of 1280-by-720 pixels. The display is also protected by Gorilla Glass. The phone runs on a Qualcomm Snapdragon 410, 64bit Quad Core processor that offers a clock speed of 1.2 GHz.
The GM 5 is powered by Android 7.1.1 Nougat OS and the company has said that the Oreo update will be out soon. It comes with 2GB of RAM and 16GB of storage, which can be expanded to up to 64GB using micro SD Card. On the rear, the phone comes with a 13MP AF camera the offers Dual Flash. On the front, you get a 5MP camera.
The GM 5 Plus is also an Android One device and is powered by Android 7.1.1 Nougat OS. The company has also promised an Oreo update for this device. The phone comes with 5.5-inch IPS LTPS FHD display that offers a resolution of 1920-by-1080 pixels. The display is protected by Gorilla Glass 4.
Under the hood, the phone runs on a Qualcomm Snapdragon 410, 64bit Quad Core processor that offers a clock speed of 1.2 GHz. The phone also comes with 3GB RAM and 32GB built-in storage which can be expanded to up to 128GB using a micro SD card. On the rear, the phone comes with a 13MP AF camera with a Dual Flash module. On the front, you get a 13MP AF camera with Flash.
The GM 5 will be available in UAE at a price of AED 399, while the GM 5 Plus will cost AED 699. The GM 6 will be available at AED 549.
“General Mobile Android One products have been developed within the scope of the Android One program with Google and achieved great success in many countries. In fact, they took top place as one of the most preferred smartphones in research. With the strategic partnership of Google, we started signing the success worldwide and now General Mobile products are sold in 31 countries. We are increasing our success around the world by targeting to sell General Mobile products in 45 countries,” said Sebahattin Yaman, the Chairman of the Board at General Mobile.