MWC 2016: General Mobile unveils Android One smartphone GM 5 Plus
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Turkey based smartphone maker General Mobile has launched GM 5 Plus in Barcelona, making it the first Google-sponsored Android One series to debut at MWC (Mobile World Congress) event.

The new GM 5 Plus is a mid-range smartphone and flaunts a metal frame around the edges with textured cover on the back. In the front, it comes with 5.5-inch full HD (1920x1080p) display with 2.5D Corning Gorilla Glass 4 protection.

Under the hood, it houses Qualcomm Snapdragon 617 Octa-core processor, 3GB RAM, 32GB inbuilt memory and a 3,100 mAh battery.

Being Google's Android One program affiliated phone, GM 5 Plus runs on the latest v6.0.1 Marshmallow OS and is guaranteed to get future updates first before any other Android phones.

Another key aspect of GM 5 Plus is its camera. It boasts 13MP selfie camera with dedicated LED flash on the front. GM 5 Plus also features same 13MP camera but with dual-LED flash support.

GM 5 Plus release and price details:

The company has confirmed that the new GM 5 Plus will first hit stores in Turkey by March end and will later be launched in 15 select markets for around $300 (less than €272/Rs 20,820), GSMArena reported.

Key specifications of GM 5 Plus:

Model GM 5 Plus
Display 5.5-inch full HD (1920x1080p) display having 2.5D Corning Gorilla Glass 4 protection
  • Pixel density: 401 ppi (pixels per inc)
OS Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow
Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 617 Octa-core CPU
GPU Adreno 405
Storage 32GB, expandable up to 128GB
  • Main: 13MP camera with autofocus, dual-LED flash tuned with DXO
  • Front: 13MP selfie camera with LED flash and autofocus feature
Battery 3100 mAh with Qualcomm QuickCharge 3.0 technology
Network 4.5G (LTE-A)- Cat.7: 300/100mbps download/upload speed
Add-ons Metal-frame, Type-C port, Wi-Fi (802.11 b/g/n/ac), Bluetooth, micro SD card slot
Price Around $300 (estimated to be €272/Rs 20,820)