Chinese outfit Gionee announced today a new phablet, the Gpad G5 model, that’s priced at $247 and comes with a hexa core processor. The device will be available online and offline by next week and it comes with dual SIM card slots and Android 4.4 KitKat as the OS.


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It integrates a 5.5 inch HD IPS display with AGC Dragontrail glass protection. The phablet features a 1.5 GHz hexa core Cortex A7 processor, an ARM Mali 450 MP GPU and 1 GB of RAM. There’s also an 8 megapixel main back camera with LED flash, a 2 megapixel front facing shooter and 8 GB of built in storage, that can be expanded with up to 32 GB. The Gpad G5 comes with 3G connectivity, GPRS/EDGE, WiFi, Bluetooth 4.0, GPS/A-GPS and FM radio.

There’s also DTS audio quality and the device comes in black and white. Gionee Gpad G5 measures 7.9 mm in thickness, weighs 104.6 grams and it integrates a 2400 mAh battery, said to deliver a 288 hour standby time, or up to 15 hours of talk time on 2G. This is a very quick follow-up to the G4, that was launched in February this year.

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