So, now we have the General Mobile GM5 Plus - an Android One handset with (the equivalent of) a $300 price tag and mid-range phablet specs. A far cry from the entry-level, sub-$100 phones that the platform originally targetted.
If you shake the pre-conception of "Android One = entry level," you'll find the GM5 Plus is actually a very appealing device.
The phone has a metal frame and a textured plastic back. It has a 5.5" screen with 2.5D Gorilla Glass 4, the screen has 1080p resolution. Above the screen is a 13MP selfie camera with autofocus and dedicated flash. There's a similar 13MP camera on the back (with dual-flash). The camera has been tuned with DxO.
As any Android One, the phone runs a very fresh 6.0.1 Marshmallow software. The chipset is a Snapdragon 617 with 3GB of RAM and 32GB storage if you need more there's a microSD slot.
Connectivity includes USB Type-C with Quick Charge 3.0 (60% battery in half an hour). The battery is 3,100mAh by the way. Anyway, the Qualcomm chipset supplies LTE Cat. 7 - 300Mbps down, 100Mbps up - and Wi-Fi ac.
The General Mobile GM5 Plus will be available internationally. GM is targeting 15 markets after it launches in Turkey. The price will be equivalent to $300.