Gigaset GS4: New smartphone "Made in Germany" comes with wireless charging and removable battery for €229
Two years ago, the relatively unknown German manufacturer Gigaset presented the GS185, the first smartphone to be assembled in Bocholt, Germany. Since then, the company has introduced a whole range of devices that are "Made in Germany", although most of the individual parts are of course still supplied from Asia. Now the company has introduced the GS4, which is assembled in Germany as well and has an interesting unique selling point.
With this smartphone, potential customers get a 6.3-inch display with a resolution of 2340 x 1080 pixels. The selfie camera in the waterdrop notch comes with a resolution of 13 MP, whereas the manufacturer has decided to go with a triple camera setup on the back. In addition to the 16 MP main sensor, there is a 5 MP wide-angle camera and a 2 MP sensor for macro photography. Unfortunately, Gigaset's camera setups in the past were often only suitable for occasional snapshots and with the specifications mentioned above, it looks like this is not about to change with the GS4 either. If photography is important to you, you should rather take a look at the competition from China or South Korea.
On the inside, Gigaset relies on the Helio P70 made by MediaTek, which is supported by 4 GB RAM and 64 GB internal memory. The latter can be expanded by up to 512 GB using a microSD card. The battery comes with an adequate capacity of 4300 mAh and can be charged by cable with up to 18 Watt and wireless with up to 15 Watt. Furthermore, buyers can easily swap the battery themselves. These are the above-mentioned unique selling points, because wireless charging is still a rarity in this price range and replaceable batteries in general have become uncommon these days. While Android 11 was released last month, the older Android 10 is preinstalled here, which is still very common.
At the moment, the Gigaset GS4 is only available in Germany and Austria for €229, but there is a good chance that the smartphone will soon be available in the rest of the European Union. So far, the German manufacturer has not yet expanded its presence into the USA or Asia. This is unfortunate, as the GS4 occupies a niche that would probably be interesting for some customers in other regions as well.