Huawei Unveils GR5 Mini Smartphone with New Fingerprint Technology


Emma Okonji

Huawei, one of the global leading smartphone makers, has unveiled its latest device in the Nigerian market, the very elegant Huawei GR5 Mini, designed to meet the demands of today’s young professionals.

Huawei also announced its partnership with Nigerian designer, Adebayo Oke Lawal of Orange Culture to give customers who purchase the Huawei GR5 Mini a designer phone case for free.

Announcing the launch of GR5 Mini in Lagos last week, the Managing Director, Devices for Huawei Nigeria, Leo Jiang, said: “Huawei is excited to partner with Orange Culture to deliver a premium experience for our customers.”

“We value our customers’ need for mobile technology which suits their lifestyles and meets their needs, and now we are aligning with customers strongest passions, one of which we have discovered to be fashion and style,” he added.

According to him, the new smartphone, which features new generation fingerprint technology, has been improved 100 per cent over the 1st generation. The generation finger print is a a sensor that performs in 0.5 seconds and has 360 degree readability that builds on Huawei’s success in delivering powerful high end smartphones with a high level of quality.

Chairman, Zinox Group, Mr. Leo Stan Ekeh, said Technology Distribution, an arm of Zinox Group, was happy to associate with the Huawei brand because of its quality products.

“Technology Distribution that is known for distribution and sales of technology products in Nigeria and across West African countries, will be willing to push the GR5 Mini into the consciousness of Nigerians because of the quality that the product is made of,” Ekeh said.

Bound to be a delight for photo and selfie lovers, the GR5 Mini has an 8MP front camera with high chromatic resolution, 4P lens array and a 77 degree wide angle visual range which takes sharp looking selfies and also allows selfie-lovers to capture more people in the shot. The rear-facing 13MP MP camera features a f/2.0 aperture, 78 degree wide angle visual range, 5P Aspheric lens array with a blue glass filter to improve photo quality, and a professional mode for taking photos with parameters comparable to that of an SLR camera.

The GR5 Mini has a 5.2 Full HD Display screen which delivers great clarity and pixel density even in sunlight or low lighting conditions. The large display is also comfortable to handle and perfect for getting work done. With an exquisite design, ergonomic streamlining, and rippled surface treatment, the phone has an elegant look and feel, and a convenient and comfortable form factor that fits every lifestyle.

Huawei’s Kirin 650 processor powers the GR5 Mini to provide support for tasks like speech recognition, low-power consumption MP3, sensor hub, fused location provider navigation, and more efficient location-based tasks. The phone’s 3000mAh battery with intelligent power saving technology allows the battery last and stay on for as long as 2 days without charging for light users, and 32 hours for hard users.

Jiang restated Huawei’s commitment to its mission of continually providing better smartphones that people can enjoy using every day. This commitment, he said, was behind its partnership with legendary camera brand, Leica AG for the launch of the Huawei P9 smartphone earlier this year.

“Huawei is continuing its partnership with other brands and industry leaders, and leading the way in delivering premium smartphone experiences and stylish products that leverage their expertise and resonates with consumers worldwide,” he added.

The event, themed Get On A Nu Level, saw top celebrities, partners, dealers and customers come together to celebrate the new product, dubbed “the King of Fingerprints” because of its unique new generation fingerprint feature.