Google’s Android One partner, General Mobile, brings ‘Pure Android’ experience to the country.
General Mobile makes its debut in Malaysia by officially introducing the GM5 Plus, an Android One smartphone developed by Google. The GM5 Plus runs on the latest Android 7.1.1. Nougat and is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 617 processor.
The Newest Member of Android One Family in Malaysia – General Mobile’s GM5 Plus
The GM5 Plus packs on more than any smartphones within the same category. The 64-bit architecture and A53 high-performance processor provides users a smooth gaming or video experience throughout.
It spots a front and rear 13 megapixel dual LED flash camera with a 5.5-inch display, protected by the finest Corning® Gorilla® Glass 4. Regarding durability, the smartphone is also built from a titanium and aluminium alloy frame, which is generally used in the aviation industry.
This Google smartphone will provide users the privilege to be the first to experience the fastest and latest Android updates as well.
General Mobile adopted the principle of simplicity across their product offerings, price range, point of sales and post-sales. In 2015, the company entered the Android One partnership with Google and became the top-selling smartphone.
“This is our second smartphone with Google’s Android One program and our partnership is about delivering the best level-priced smartphones that is attainable for anyone the most successful Android One brand,” said Sebahattin Yaman, Chairman of the Board of General Mobile. “We recognise the Malaysian demand for a ‘Pure Android’ smartphone that is simple, affordable yet powerful.”
Today, General Mobile is actively selling smartphones across 30 different countries. In Malaysia, they have selected KWS Distribution to lead the sales of all General Mobile products.
“Providing the best products to consumers have always been KWS’ mission. This partnership with General Mobile is a significant milestone and we are excited to combine our individual strengths to accelerate this mission and business objectives,” explained Kok Weng Siong, Managing Director of KWS Distribution.
GM5 Plus Specifications
- Chipset & CPU: Qualcomm Snapdragon 617, 64bit octa-core clocking at 1.5GHz
- OS: Android 7.1.1 Nougat
- Display: 5.5″ IPS LTPS FHD (1920 x 1080 resolution), 401ppi, 2.5D Gorilla Glass 4
- Camera: 13mp rear Sony IMX258 sensor camera, 13mp front with autofocus and LED flash
- Network: 4G/LTE-A support
- Memory: 3GB RAM + 32GB storage, MicroSD support up to 128GB
- Battery: 3100mAh with GM Turbo Charge
Price and Availability
The GM5 Plus smartphone is available through KWS Distribution online channels by mid-July 2017 at RM899.