Gigaset is the latest company to come up with an Android phone, and we’ll see it next week

Remember the name Siemens? If you worked in any office during the past 30 years, you probably saw that name on your phone, but in 2008 the home and office communications division was sold. It’s now known as Gigaset, and no longer wants to deal with office phones, but smartphones instead — and the first one may arrive very soon.

After vaguely confirming an upcoming phone launch back in June, the company is likely to announce at least one new Android phone at IFA next week. Sneaky press renders of the supposed device — named the Sloan L — leaked on Weibo, which you can see above, but don’t reveal too much other than the phone appears to be sporting a metal frame.

As far as the specs go, a recent AnTuTu benchmark gives us some clues. The model number is listed as GS55-6, and it has a 1080p (1920 x 1080) resolution display, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 processor with the Adreno 430 GPU, 3GB of RAM, and 32GB of internal storage. A 16-megapixel rear camera, an 8-megapixel front-facing camera, and Android 5.1.1 are also mentioned. However, none of this is official.

What’s interesting is that a GFXBench benchmark for another Gigaset phone leaked back in June, and some of the specs differ. The model number wasn’t present, but the display showed as 4.7-inches along with the same 1080p (1920 x 1080) resolution. The name processor wasn’t identified, but it’s possible it’s the same Snapdragon 810 based on the same Adreno 430 GPU. The RAM and internal storage is the same 3GB and 32GB respectively.

The main difference came with the camera and the version of Android installed. This model had a 20-megapixel rear camera and a 7-megapixel front shooter, while Android 5.0.2 was inside.

It’s possible Gigaset has two difference devices, but it’s more likely we’re seeing two prototypes of the same device. It’s not uncommon for manufacturers to test different components and versions of Android before finalizing everything into one production-ready device. A recent tweet from Gigaset provides further evidence that one phone is likely for next week. The term “smartphone” was used instead of “smartphones.”

We don’t have to wait much longer to find out the official story on this one. Stay tuned for next week because there will be a lot of news coming out of IFA 2015, and we’ll have you covered.


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