Google launched the Android One line back in 2014 as a way to offer low-cost pure Android smartphones to people without paying as much as they would for a Nexus or Pixel phone. The project is a partnership between Google and OEMs in various countries. The OEM handles the hardware and warranty side while Google handles software and security updates. One of the OEMs in the Android One Project is Turkish manufacturer, General Mobile and they have announced a new phone called the General Mobile GM 6 at MWC.
The General Mobile GM 6 is the successor to the General Mobile 5 Plus which was announced at MWC 2016. The GM 6 has a 5-inch HD screen with Gorilla Glass 4, 3GB of RAM and comes with Android 7.0 Nougat out of the box. There is 32GB of built-in memory with the option to expand it via a microSD card slot (128GB Max).
General Mobile was the first Android One OEM partner to release a phone with a Snapdragon Processor but surprisingly the GM 6 comes with a MT6737T chipset clocked at 1.5GHz.
There is a 13MP rear camera with dual-LED flash and an 8MP camera up front with its own LED flash too. The General Mobile GM6 has support for 4G LTE+, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth v4.2, GPS and has a Micro-USB port. There is also a fingerprint scanner that doubles as a home button and a 3000mAh battery under the hood.
The General Mobile GM 6 weighs 150g and measures 144 x 71.3 x 8.6mm. The manufacturer didn’t mention a date of release neither did it give a price but says it will be available in gold, rose gold and space grey.