German-made Gigaset GS5 with Helio G85 SoC and 4,500mAh removable battery now official

Former Siemens-related Gigaset Communications recently revealed the Gigaset GS5, a new smartphone with entry-level specs and a few premium features.
German-made Gigaset GS5 with Helio G85 SoC and 4,500mAh removable battery now official
Gigaset GS5

A made in Germany smartphone

The device highlights a sleek polished tempered glass back available in Dark Titanium Grey and Light Purple. One of the highlights of its back design is it has no camera hump for a cleaner look. It still has a fingerprint reader at the back though.

In the front, the device is equipped with a 6.3-inch LCD display with 1080p+ resolution. It also has a scratch and smudge resistance and a notch to house the 16MP f/2.0 selfie camera.
Removable battery in 2021
Removable battery in 2021

Inside, it is powered by the gaming-focused entry-level 2.0GHz 12nm MediaTek Helio G85 octa-core processor with Mali-G52 2EEMC2 (1000MHz) GPU, 4GB RAM, 128GB expandable storage, and a 4,500mAh battery with an unspecified fast charging solution that can fill its entire capacity in around 2 hours and a 15W wireless charging. This battery is removable as well.

For cameras, it has a 48MP main camera with f/1.8 aperture paired with an 8MP f/2.2 ultra-wide-angle camera.
Android 11
Android 11

The device runs with Android 11 OS out of the box. Gigaset also said that it has a guaranteed upgrade to Android 12 and up to 3 years of security updates.

Gigaset is also boasting that it is a made in Germany smartphone.

Gigaset GS5 Specs

Display: 6.3-inch scratch and smudge resistant LCD screen w/ FHD+ 2340 x 1080 resolution at 409 ppi
CPU: 2.0GHz 12nm MediaTek Helio G85 octa-core processor
GPU: Mali-G52 2EEMC2 (1000MHz)
RAM: 4GB
ROM: 128GB expandable via microSD card slot up to 512GB (dedicated)
Back Camera: 48MP f/1.8 + 8MP f/2.2 ultra-wide-angle w/ macro + LED flash
Selfie Camera: 16MP f/2.0
Battery: 4,500mAh LiPo (removable) w/ fast charging + 15W Qi wireless charging
OS: Android 11
Connectivity: WiFi 802.11a/b/g/n/ac (2.4GHz/5GHz), 4G LTE, Bluetooth 5.0, NFC, GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS, Galileo, BeiDou, dual SIM
Sensors: Accelerometer, light, orientation, proximity, gyroscope, sound, magnetic 
Others: Fingerprint sensor, face unlock, USB-C, Colors: Dark Titanium Grey, Light Purple
Dimensions: 157.5 x 75 x 10.4 mm
Weight: 210 g
Price: TBC

Euro price with direct to PHP conversion (no taxes and duties yet):

Gigaset GS5 - EUR 299 (around PHP 17.4K)

The device is priced at EUR 299 in Europe and that is expensive for a device with an entry-level chip.

There is no info if it'll make it to other parts of the world.
German-made Gigaset GS5 with Helio G85 SoC and 4,500mAh removable battery now official German-made Gigaset GS5 with Helio G85 SoC and 4,500mAh removable battery now official Reviewed by Telenor Editorial on October 30, 2021 Rating: 5

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