Three Android One handsets that were launched in India on Tuesday, got a remarkable initial response by the smartphone customers. Chip maker MediaTek says to sell out as many as two million Android One phones this year.
The Taiwan-headquartered company has partnered with Google, US-based tech giant on Android One, as an initiative to provide a family of affordable Android devices with high-quality features.
Google launched the Android One in partnership with Micromax, Karbonn and Spice in India. Its updates will be available for Android One models as it comes directly from Google. The Quicker updates is a great feature, but their most appealing thing is the very low price, in Android market, starting from Rs 6,399 onwards.
The first set of Android One devices feature MediaTek’s MT6582 mobile System-on-Chip (SoC), which is based on quad ARM CortexTM A7 processors. The processors deliver superior multi-tasking performance and excellent performance-per-watt.
The three Android one handsets unveiled on Tuesday include the Karbonn Sparkle V, Spice Android One Dream UNO Mi-498, and the Micromax Canvas A1. The price tags on the Google’s One smartphones read $106 USD, $104 USD and $103 USD, respectively for the three devices. All models have a 4.5 inch screen with resolution of 480 x 854, and are powered by a quad-core 1.3GHz MediaTek MTK6582 processor under the hood. Each phone is equipped with 1GB of RAM inside.
Google aims, with its Android One, to win customers in the world’s fastest growing smartphone market with low prices and better quality software. There are also many others following this trend with their affordable customized versions of Android smartphones.