While the first two Android One smartphones in the Philippines have mild specs, Google launches the General Mobile 4G in Turkey with a respectable set of features.
First, it uses a 64-bit Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 processor with 2GB of RAM instead of a chip from MediaTek and the usual 1GB RAM. Of course, it also runs on the latest version of Android with guaranteed OS updates.
This Android One smartphone’s screen isn’t just large, it’s also an HD panel with on-cell technology and covered by a layer of scratch resistant Corning Gorilla Glass 4!
Next, it boasts a 13MP camera at the back whereas the MyPhone Uno and Cherry Mobile One are stuck with a 5MP snapper. From the later two’s 2MP front camera, the General Mobile 4G has a 5MP shooter instead.
|VP for Product Management of Android One Caesar Sengupta (left) and General Mobile CEO Sebahattin Yaman (right) during the General Mobile 4G launch event in Turkey.
As its name clearly states, the General Mobile 4G can connect to 4G LTE networks. It also comes with 16GB of on-board storage and a microSD card slot.
Lastly, these improvements are welcome when Google finally launches an Android One smartphone of the same caliber here in the country. However, an increase in price is to be expected. The General Mobile 4G has an SRP of 699.00 Turkish Lira which is a little under ₱12,000.00.
- 5.0-Inch HD IPS Display with On-Cell Technology (720 x 1280 Pixels, 294 ppi)
- Scratch Resistant Corning Gorilla Glass 4
- Android 5.1.1 Lollipop OS with Updates
- Qualcomm MSM8916 Snapdragon 410 Chipset
- 1.2GHz Quad Core 64-bit ARM Cortex-A53 CPU
- Adreno 306 GPU
- 2GB of RAM
- 13.0 Megapixel Autofocus Main Camera with Dual LED Flash
- 5.0 Megapixel Front Camera
- 16GB Internal Storage
- Expandable Up to 32GB via MicroSD
- 4G LTE, 3G HSPA+, 2G EDGE and GPRS Networks
- Wi-Fi and Wi-Fi Hotspot
- Bluetooth 4.0 with A2DP
- GPS with A-GPS
- Micro USB 2.0
- 3.5mm Audio Jack
- Proximity Sensor
- Ambient Light Sensor
- 140.5 x 69.75 x 9.3 mm @ 135 g
- 2,500mAh Li-Po Battery
- ₺699.00 Official Price in Turkey (~₱11,850.00)