2016 Aug 25
Most affordable second generation fingerprint enabled smartphone enters the country
Huawei, the fastest growing smartphone in Sri Lanka announced the launch of its latest addition to the G Series family GR5 Mini to the country. Huawei together with its national distributor Singer Sri Lanka PLC will market the product through the island for an introductory price of LKR 29,999 enabling all Sri Lankans to experience the latest finger print technology for an affordable price. In line with GR5 classic fingerprint sensor 2.0 which allows one to unlock their device in less than half a second, it also packs the unmatched Kirin 650- 16nm octa-core processor which is the fastest processor available in the segment.
With a 5.2-inch screen and a slim, ergonomic design, this mini model packs all of the performance of the Huawei GR5 into one of the best mini flagships on the market. Just like its big brother, the Huawei GR5 Mini is a fully metallic design masterpiece with an outstanding fingerprint 2.0 sensor that unlocks the phone in less than half a second. The mini model has also refused to downsize on camera and battery power – both the Huawei GR5 Mini and the Huawei GR5 include a13MP f/2.0 back camera for stunning photos, and a 3000mAh battery that lasts longer.
Head of Device Huawei Sri Lanka Henry Liu commented, “Our focus in Sri Lanka is to always understand our customers’ requirements and adhere to them. The GR5 Mini is yet another example of understanding our consumer and helping them realize their aspirations for an affordable price as well as giving them an experience which is of high standards – through product quality and our service offering”.
The GR5Mini promises its consumers a gamut of enhanced features and features including reduced power consumption and increased battery life. The phone also boasts about dynamic fingerprint scanner for better security mechanism, just six touches to set up fingerprint easily. Fingerprint sensor is faster, more accurate, and more secure than ever. It is improved 100% than the 1st generation and fully supports screen unlocking, call answering, camera access and alarm shut down through a super fast unlock screen.
The 8MP(f/2.0) front-facing ensures a sharp and consistently vibrant selfie. The wide-angle (78°) 13MP f/2.0 back camera delivers stunning photos. Blue light filter and software features give life to your photos. Fast Shutter Capture and Time-Lapse features keep pace with you.
A variety of creative filters and shooting modes: Light Painting mode gives you manual control of the shutter for long exposure shots, Professional mode provides a range of DSLR-style camera settings, and Document adjustment automatically crops and straightens images of documents. On the whole GR5Mini has aircraft-grade aluminum-alloy body and integrated speaker box with smart power amplifier and bottom-speaker design.
Huawei is aggressively expecting considerable growth in 2016 as it has achieved outmatched milestones in the previous year as well. Huawei has gained a market share of 23.3% according to GFK within the first quarter of 2016 in Sri Lanka further accelerating its market as the number two smartphone brand in the country. Huawei is ranked 47th among the World’s Top 100 Most Valuable Brands in 2016 According to Brand Finance.
The device is available in Gray & Gold colours, whilst Sri Lanka’s leading smartphone marketer Singer Sri Lanka will ensure the availability of these products through the country’s largest retail network Singer, including Singer Mega, Singer Plus and SISIL World stores, comprising of over 400 retail outlets and Singer’s digital media channel that serves 1500 dealer outlets across the country.