Beautiful than the other two, Indian mobile vendor Spice has come up with its own version of the Android One smartphone named ‘Spice Android One Dream UNO Mi-498’. It’s build on Google’s recommended hardware and mostly the stock pure Android experience. The smartphone will be available exclusively with India’s largest online retailer Flipkart at a price tag of Rs 6299.
For those who have missed, Google has started the Android One initiative in India where they will help the mobile vendors to build affordable smartphones with standardized hardware and stock Android (AOSP). That means Google will recommend the hardware to be used to build the smartphone and also include stock Android OS with update directly coming from them.
Coming to the smartphone details, Spice Dream UNO Mi-498 spots a 4.5 inch FWVGA IPS LCD display with a screen resolution of 854 x 480 Pixel. The smartphone is powered by 1.3 GHz Quad Core Mediatek processor coupled with 1GB RAM and Mali-400 MP GPU. On the back it got a 5 megapixel camera with LED flash and on the front it got a 2 megapixel camera for taking cool selfies and video chatting. It carries 4GB internal storage that can be further expanded using microSD card. In addition to this Google will be offering free 35GB additional storage on Google Drive.
On the connectivity side the Spice Dream UNO got dual-SIM capability with support for 3G and 2G networks, along with other connectivity options like WiFi and Bluetooth 4.0. On the software side, as said earlier the smartphone runs on pure stock version of latest Android 4.4.4 KitKat operating system which will be soon upgraded to Android L directly from Google.
- 4.5 inch FWVGA IPS LCD display (854 x 480 Pixel)
- 1.3 GHz Quad Core Mediatek processor with 1GB RAM
- Mali-400 MP GPU
- Android 4.4.4 KitKat
- 5MP rear camera with LED flash and 2 MP front-facing camera
- 4GB internal storage and expandable using microSD card
- 35GB Google Drive storage
- dual-SIM (GSM+GSM)
- 3G, 2G, WiFi, Bluetooth 4.0
- 1700 mAh Li-Po Battery
Google has partnered with India’s top telecom operator Airtel to come up with special 3G/2G data pack. Users buying Android One smartphones will get OTA updates with no extra data charges and free 200 MB per months data usage for downloading apps from Google Play for the first six months.
Source – Flipkart