Broadcom Corporation, a global producer of semiconductor solutions for wired and wireless communications, today announced that Chinese consumer electronics company and OEM G'Five has selected Broadcom's quad-core HSPA+ smartphone platform for its new WG5701 Android smartphone. With the integrated capabilities available in Broadcom's complete platform, such as advanced Videocore multimedia, market leading Wi-Fi and multi network satellite positioning technology, G'Five has delivered an affordable smartphone boasting an array of advanced wireless connectivity technologies and features.
According to a recent report from The GfK Group, the sale of smartphones in Southeast Asia grew 61 percent in the past year. Much of that growth was driven by the availability of affordable smartphones priced between $100 to $200 US dollars1. G'Five's WG5701 capacitive touch smartphone, powered by the Broadcom smartphone platform, provides consumers with a 1.2-GHz quad core processor, 5.7" HD (1280x720) IPS display, rear 13 megapixel (MP) camera with flash, front 3 MP camera capabilities, and 2G/3G dual SIM dual standby.
"Our customers are demanding distinctively designed, multimedia-rich smartphones that will enhance their quality of life without adversely affecting their wallets," said Zhang Zhixue, G'Five Chief Executive Officer. "The integrated capabilities of Broadcom's platform deliver the graphics-rich multimedia experience and performance at a price consumers want. Our customers can now easily stream and share video, photos and gaming applications on a larger display, and more easily multitask; significantly enhancing their user experience."
The G'Five WG5701 Android smartphone is now available.