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

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

Munich, July 5e2022

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

With the GL7, Gigaset offers a clever return to a true classic. The first flip phones hit the market in the mid-1990s. What didn’t exist back 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’re greeted by a 2.8″ screen and large buttons. There’s also an SOS emergency button on the back of the device for added security. It’s obvious: with the GL7, the foldable mobile phone has arrived in the 21st century.

Simply reliable
Fans of flip phones will be delighted with the new GL7. The advantages are obvious: the outer display shows the user the most important information, such as incoming calls, text messages, battery charge level and time. Thanks to the design, the main screen is perfectly protected and it is not possible to accidentally press the keys. On the other hand, calls can be accepted simply by opening the phone.

Gigaset combines these classic advantages of a flip phone with new upgrades. User-friendly functions, big keys, big text. In addition, the modern KaiOS operating system, access to the KaiOS AppStore, a dedicated WhatsApp key and a dual SIM card as well as a separate memory card slot make the GL7 a phone that feels familiar to customers and in reliable time, ensuring contact with friends and family at all times and in all situations.

The bigger the better
The compact 117x58x24mm form factor makes the GL7 the perfect companion in any pocket. The weight is only 126 grams and the durable polycarbonate makes the GL7 durable and sturdy. The screen and keyboard are optimally protected by the clamshell form factor. But as compact and light as the GL7 is, it offers true greatness wherever you look. Two screens, large keys, clear menus with large characters, 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 camera 2 PM for snapshots and souvenir photos.

You can store all your photos and up to 2,000 phonebook entries in the device’s 4GB internal memory, which can also be expanded up to 128GB using a micro SDHC memory card. No compromises are made with 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 vacation with a locally purchased prepaid card.

Back to the future
“The GL7 – as a classic flip phone – may seem a bit retro”, says Thomas Prößdorf, Responsible Product Manager at Gigaset. “I can assure you that this impression is misleading. We deliberately chose the form factor because there is a group of customers who prefer these phones over modern smartphones. It is a certain form of understatement that is 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 fully compatible with the Internet. The KaiOS operating system, specially designed for touchtone phones, including its own AppStore, provides access to social applications 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 audio and video player. Simple games also work 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 which can also be shared with friends, family or other devices, such as a tablet, if desired. In this way, the GL7 becomes an Internet access point for larger screens on which you can also access the Internet.

Very simple – even in an emergency
If the unexpected happens, it’s 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 with a contact can be established – otherwise the device restarts from the first number. A smart feature that can help both in the event of an accident at home or an unexpected fall outdoors – because the GL7 is always with you in its pocket size.

The Gigaset GL7 comes with a power supply, charger, battery, headphones and a quick start guide. It is available in the color titanium gray in fixed and online stores as well as in the Gigaset online store at a price of 109.00 euros (recommended retail price).

High resolution images and corresponding data sheets are available here.

Gigaset Communications GmbH is an international company in the field of communication technologies. The company is the European market leader for DECT telephones and is also a leader on the international scene, with around 900 employees and business activities in more than 50 countries. Its business activities include not only DECT telephones, but also an extensive portfolio of smartphones with its unique selling point “Made in Germany”, cloud-based smart home security, convenience and assistance solutions, as well as as business telephony solutions for small, medium and large businesses. corporate customers.

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