If you are an avid Android fan, you must have heard about Android One. If not, this is Google’s initiative of bringing low-cost devices that offer pure Android experiences similar to Google Pixels and Nexuses to developing markets.
In Kenya, getting hold of a Google Pixel phone is quite an exercise. If you are lucky enough to bump into one, the price will put you off. But with an Android One phone like the General Mobile GM5, you have a chance to dive right into this Google Pixel or Nexus world, although you’ll definitely not be getting everything there is to offer on the premium Google phones.
Not only is Google’s Android One program trying to bring the vanilla Android experience to developing markets, but the company also wants users of these devices to stay on top of the game with regular security updates. Not so many OEMs in the budget segment are keen to roll out software updates, even major OS upgrades, but with the General Mobile GM5 Android One handset, you can be sure that updates will be coming your way on a regular basis, even if it’s not monthly.
Monthly security updates are meant to protect your device against new threats – threats that keep on popping up almost every day. If your device never receives any of these updates, you are simply a walking target for attackers. But you don’t have to be a target when the General Mobile GM5 Android One handset can be yours for just Ksh 9,300 on Masoko, down from the usual asking price of Ksh 9,700.
For this price tag, the GM5 gives you a 5-inch LCD display screen with an HD resolution and Corning’s Gorilla Glass 4 on top. The phone is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 chipset, a quad-core clocked at 1.2GHz and mated with 2GB RAM alongside 16GB of expandable storage. There are dual-SIM slots and it supports 4G LTE connectivity as well, but there’s no fingerprint scanner.
The optics of the General Mobile GM5 Android One phone are not bad either. There’s a 13MP lens on the back with dual-LED flash, autofocus and support for 1080p video recording while the front gets a 5MP lens. In terms of software, you get Android 7.0 Nougat out of the box with a ready update to Android 7.1.1 Nougat, but it’s unlikely it’ll be updated to Android Oreo. Even if it does happen, it may probably be at a later time, but this is just an educated guess.
Keeping the GM5 Android One phone alive is a 2500mAh removable battery unit that should last a day on a single charge, but using Nougat’s Battery Saving mode, you can easily get up to two days of usage on a single charge. It doesn’t take long to fill the battery, which could imply that the phone has some form of fast charging technology, although not specified.
If this kind of deal interests you, feel free to hit the source link below and grab it while it lasts. Remember, this discount is as a result of the ongoing Black Friday 2017 sales, which means things can change anytime. Don’t be left out!