The clamshell is back: Gigaset presents 4G GSM mobile phone GL7. Smart form factor, smart features

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The clamshell is back: Gigaset presents 4G GSM mobile phone GL7. Smart form factor, smart features – the new mobile device combines two worlds
05.07.2022 / 10:00
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Munich, July 5e2022

The clamshell is back: Gigaset presents 4G GSM mobile phone GL7
Smart form factor, smart features – the new mobile device combines two worlds

With the GL7, Gigaset gives a real classic a smart comeback. In the mid-1990s, the first clamshell phones came on the market. What didn’t exist then: 4G, WhatsApp and Facebook apps. Two screens were also unusual at the time. On the GL7, the external display shows the time and the caller. When opened, you are greeted by a 2.8″ display and large buttons. There is also an SOS emergency button on the back of the device for extra security. It is clear: with the GL7, the foldable mobile phone has arrived in the world. 21st century.

Just reliable
Fans of clamshell phones will be delighted with the new GL7. The benefits are clear: the outer display shows the user the most important information, such as incoming calls, text messages, battery level and time. Thanks to its design, the main display is well protected and it is not possible to accidentally press the buttons. On the other hand, calls can be taken by just flipping the phone open.

Gigaset combines these classic benefits of a flip phone with new upgrades. User-friendly features, large keys, large text. In addition, the modern KaiOS operating system, access to the KaiOS AppStore, a special WhatsApp key and Dual SIM and a separate memory card slot make the GL7 a phone that seems familiar to the customer and at the same time reliable, allowing contact with friends and family at all times. time and in all situations.

bigger is better
The compact form factor of 117x58x24mm makes the GL7 the ideal companion in any pocket. The weight is only 126 grams and the durable polycarbonate makes the GL7 durable and robust. The screen and keyboard are optimally protected by the clamshell form factor. But as compact and light as the GL7 is, it offers true grandeur wherever you look. Dual screens, large keys, clear menus with large fonts, 300 hours standby and 9 hours talk time on a single charge, USB interface, Bluetooth 4.2, 3.5 mm jack for headphones, FM radio and a 2 MP camera for snapshots and souvenir photos.

You can store all your photos and up to 2,000 phone book entries in the 4 GB internal device memory, which can also be expanded by up to 128 GB using a micro SDHC memory card. No compromises are made with the SIM cards either. Even if an additional memory card is used, two nano-SIM slots are still available – for example to make cheap calls on holiday with a prepaid card purchased locally.

Back to the future
“The GL7 – like a classic clamshell phone – may seem a bit retro,” says Thomas Prößdorf, the product manager in charge at Gigaset. “I can assure you, this impression is deceptive. We deliberately chose the form factor because there is a customer base that prefers these phones over modern smartphones. It’s a certain amount of understatement being served here.”

In addition to the normal mobile phone functions, the GL7 has WLAN, 4G and a GPS module. Thanks to its own browser, it is completely suitable for the Internet. The KaiOS operating system, which is specially tailored for keyboard phones, including its own AppStore, allows access to social apps such as Facebook, WhatsApp, YouTube or Google Maps. Pressing the WhatsApp button opens the messenger and messages can be read and replied to as usual. The GL7 also has an integrated music and video player. Simple games also run on the device. The GPS module enables location-based services such as Google Maps.

The integrated WLAN hotspot is also particularly practical. 4G provides a stable internet connection that can also be shared with friends, family or other devices, such as a tablet, if desired. This makes the GL7 an internet hotspot for larger screens on which you can also use the internet.

Everything simple – even in an emergency
In the unlikely event that it does happen, it is good to know that the GL7 has its own SOS emergency button. When pressed, up to five predefined contacts from the address book are called in sequence.

This continues until a connection to a contact can be established – otherwise the device will start over from the first number. A smart feature that can help with a home accident as well as an unexpected fall outdoors – because the GL7 is always with you in pocket size.

The Gigaset GL7 comes with a power supply, charging station, battery, headphones and quick start guide. It is available in titanium gray in stationary and online stores and in the Gigaset online shop for a price of 109.00 euros (RRP).

High-resolution images and associated technical data sheets can be found here

Gigaset Communications GmbH is an internationally operating company in the field of communication technology. The company is Europe’s market leader in DECT telephones and is also an international leader, with approximately 900 employees and sales activities in more than 50 countries. Its business activities include not only DECT phones, but also an extensive smartphone portfolio with a unique selling point “Made in Germany”, cloud-based smart home security, convenience and assistance solutions and business telephony solutions for small, medium and business customers.

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