Gigaset Reveals First Smartphone Produced in Germany

Gigaset is the first manufacturer to move a proportion of its smartphone production to Germany — and its new GS185 model is the first smartphone to be produced in the country.

The Gigaset GS185 runs Android 8.1 and features a 5.5″ IPS TFT display with a 720 x 1440 resolution and 293 pixels per inch, in an 18:9 aspect ratio. It is powered by a Snapdragon 425 chipset with 2GB RAM and 16GB internal storage, expandable with a microSD card up to 256GB in size. It also features 13-megapixel front and rear cameras.

Gigaset’s Head of Mobile Andreas Merker commented:

andreasmerker“Our goal at present is not to produce the entire portfolio in Germany. The other two new GS180 and GS100 models will be produced in Asia. We will wait and see whether the GS185 USP generates interest among customers in Germany. Internationally, we are already seeing a lot of interest in the new unique selling point”.

Analyst Comment

Made in Germany still carries some weight with consumers in Germany, so there might be room for one brand to do this! (BR)

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