Android One hasn't had the impact I think Google wanted, but these phones are still a popular budget option in many markets. Consumers in Turkey are about to get a new Android One option that could be quite a step up. The General Mobile GM6 includes a few niceties that many past budget phones have lacked like a fingerprint sensor and a selfie flash.
Here are the specs we have so far for the GM6.
|Display||5-inch 720p LCD|
|Camera||13MP, 8MP with selfie flash|
Overall, it sounds like a pretty respectable little phone. The MediaTek chip will probably be a bit sluggish, but 3GB of RAM and 32GB of storage are alright. The front-facing fingerprint sensor is a nice thing to have as well. The selfie flash is... well, it's a thing some people care about, I'm sure.
As usual, one of the main selling points of Android One is up-to-date software with quick OTAs from Google. This one will ship with Nougat, which now includes Assistant on Android One. We don't have pricing or a release date, but it's safe to say the GM6 will be priced competitively. General Mobile does operate in a number of markets, so perhaps the GM6 will expand from Turkey later.