Gigaset has unveiled the latest model of its smartphone assembled in Germany, which is supposed to impress with an enormously powerful camera in particular. Besides that, the “Pixelprotz” – so the self-promotion – should be able to convince with an eight-core processor and a Full HD display.
The camera as the heart
The most important selling point of the smartphone advertised with the slogan Made in Germany, whose components are manufactured in China and assembled in Bocholt in North Rhine-Westphalia, is its camera. Two lenses are found on the back, besides the main camera, a lens for ultra-wide-angle and macro shots is housed there. The resolution of the GS5’s main camera is 48 megapixels – three times higher than the predecessor. With such a resolution, the device can even keep up with the top models on the smartphone market. In addition, the aperture is automatically adjusted to the lighting conditions. Gigaset wants to ensure sharp and high-quality photos under almost all conditions with this feature.
It is also possible to switch between automatic option adjustment and manual setting via the camera software. Professionals can thus decide for themselves when they want to use which aperture and which exposure, while average users benefit from the automatic adjustment. Meanwhile, videos can be recorded with 1,440p, while the sixteen-megapixel front-facing camera is supposed to provide sharp selfies. It is equipped with a 2.0 aperture.
New processor and battery
Gigaset has also implemented some changes away from the camera. For example, the new smartphone is powered by an eight-core MediaTek processor. The Helio G85 relies on four powerful ARM Cortex A75 with a clock rate of 2 GHz as well as four energy-saving ARM Cortex A55 with 1.8 GHz. Gigaset also advertises the processor’s improved energy management, which is supposed to lead to a reduced battery consumption. The battery is bigger than that of the predecessor: It now has a capacity of 4,500 mAh and is supposed to provide a runtime of up to 25 hours in the 4G network and up to 30 hours in the 3G network. It can be charged via USB-C cable as well as wirelessly via Qi technology. Meanwhile, Gigaset continues to rely on the removable concept for the battery: Unlike many other smartphones, the battery can be easily removed and replaced, which can prevent expensive repairs, among other things.
In terms of other features, the device does not differ from the predecessor. Thus, it still has a 6.3-inch Full HD display with V-Notch, Bluetooth 5.0, NFC support, a 3.5 mm jack and a dual-SIM setup. The positioning function via beidou is a new addition; Glonass, A-GPS and Galileo are still supported. The internal storage is still 128 GB and can be expanded by up to 512 GB via microSD card as before. The device is sold with Android 11; Gigaset still guarantees the update to Android 12.
Price and availability
The smartphone will be available in Dark Titanium Grey at the beginning of November and in Light Purple at the end of November for 299 euros each.