The new Gigaset GS160 Smartphone – Ready for the mass market

Munich, December 15th, 2016 - GS160, that is the name of the new smartphone from Gigaset. Equipped with a 13-megapixel camera, fingerprint sensor and 4G LTE at a price of €149.00, the GS160 is a real true value-for-money product aimed primarily at consumers that expect high brad quality in the entry-level segment. In addition to its excellent camera and dual SIM slot, the Android 6.0-based smartphone impresses in particular with outstanding voice quality and innovative smart touch functions.

A lot of technology at a small price
The Gigaset GS160 is excellently equipped all round and impresses with state-of-the-art technology both internally and externally. The high-resolution 5-inch IPS HD touch display not only features brilliant colors and an outstanding field of view, but also enables the trouble-free use of a host of smart touch functions for interacting with apps. The Gigaset GS160 is powered by an efficient 1.3 GHz MTK Quad Core processor with 1 GB RAM and 16 GB internal flash memory that can be expanded by 128 GB with a microSD card. That ensures stable performance and sufficient memory even during intensive media consumption or when using multiple apps. To make sure ample power is also available for such high performance, the phone has an integrated replaceable 2,500 mAh Li-ion battery that provides flexibility and usability.

Thanks to its dual SIM slot, two SIM cards can be operated at the same time, and dual standby functionality means that both cards are always available instead of having to switch between them. The Gigaset GS160 features 4G LTE which allows users to surf the web with the fastest mobile speed currently available. Additional to the two SIM slots the Gigaset GS160 offers a separate, third slot for a microSD-card. The internal 16 GB memory can thus be expanded by up to 128 GB - a significant reference value in this price segment. That's enough memory for more than 55,000 photos, 18,000 songs or 30 HD videos.

13-megapixel camera with auto focus
Smartphones have long also been used as digital cameras. Always on hand, they capture the user's experiences in every imaginable situation – from a panoramic photo to a close-up selfie. To that end, special attention was paid to the camera functionality of the Gigaset GS160 during its development. A 13-megapixel auto focus camera with LED flash is integrated into the back of the phone. On the front, a 5-megapixel camera ensures excellent image quality for selfies.

In addition, users have a range of different modes at their disposal, such as Beauty or Panorama mode, to help them take the perfect picture. With the Gigaset GS160, taking a great selfie is child's play: A smile or gesture – or a peace sign in this case – is all it takes to activate the camera completely automatically.

Smart features of the GS160 – simply clever
The smart features of the touch screen on the Gigaset GS160 are especially noteworthy. The smart draw function is a very useful highlight: Simply draw a certain symbol on the display and the desired app is opened. For instance, draw a "W" and in just seconds, the news app WhatsApp opens, or draw an "S" to see the latest sport scores. Up to eight different drawings are stored in the Gigaset GS160 and can be linked to apps. Taking a screenshot is also easier than ever with the Gigaset GS160: Simply swipe three fingers from top to bottom and the current display content will be saved to the phone.

Fingerprint functionality
The Gigaset GS160 offers a multifunctional fingerprint sensor that is remarkable in this price segment; it can be used not only to unlock the phone, but to take pictures, answer incoming calls or turn off the alarm. Up to five different fingerprints can be stored on the Gigaset GS160 to make daily routines much easier.

Real pure Android 6.0
The new Gigaset GS160 runs on the current Android version 6.0 (Marshmallow), which not only offers a range of exciting functions, but also ensures a high degree of system stability.

Everything you need and a little bit more
"With the Gigaset GS160 it was our aim to offer users superior technology with high quality standards and service features, outstanding voice quality and stable performance in keeping with Gigaset values, and, - in this case, to do so at a very competitive price," says Raphael Dörr, Head of Corporate Communications & Investor Relations at Gigaset AG. "The Gigaset GS160 is a product that captivates with its excellent value for the money and offers several truly innovative features that together are unique in the lower price segment. With want to use this mix to further position Gigaset in the smartphone segment," Dörr goes on to say.

The new Gigaset GS160 smartphone will be available as of December 15th – first in Germany only – at a suggested retail price of €149.00 in the Gigaset online shop and at specialist retailers.

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