New batch of affordable Android One phones to launch soon
Following the success of the first batch of Android One devices in India, phone makers are now prepping for a second wave of inexpensive smartphones to release before the year ends.
Karbonn Sparkle V specs:
4.5-inch IPS FWVGA display @ 854 x 480 resolution
1.3GHz MediaTek quad-core processor
Up to 32GB via microSD
5MP rear camera with LED flash
2MP front camera
GPS, GPRS, 3G
FM radio tuner
1700mAh battery (removable)
Android 4.4 KitKat
113 x 66 x 10.4mm
Colors: Magnum Blue, Mild Grey, Wild Red, and Pearl White
The first family of Android One handsets were launched last week and were headlined by three phone manufacturers namely: Karbonn, Micromax, and Spice. Their current handsets are equipped with decent specs with a price tag of Rs 6,399 or Php4,624 when directly converted. Karbonn is reportedly the first maker to come out with a second device under Google’s program followed by Spice. Expect the same range of pricing schemes when they launch this December.
In addition, Android One was said to arrive in the Philippines later this year. Here’s what to expect once it makes its way to local shores.