After the announcement was made during Google I/O 2014, Android One was today finally launched in India. Like expected, the first phones from the program are all entry-level models, all three of them being sold at prices between $103 and $106.
We’re talking about Karbon Sparkle V, Micromax Canvas A1 and Spice Dream UNO, all of them being available at three diferent online stores: Snapdeal, Amazon and Flipkart.
As for the specs, all three are pretty much identical: 4.5″ IPS display, with a resolution of 854 x 480, based on a MediaTek MT6582 chipset, with a quad-core Cortex-A7 CPU, clocked at 1.3 GHz, alongside a Mali 400 MP2 GPU, 1 GB of RAM and just 4 GB of internal storage, expandable through a microSD card slot.
The camera duo consists in a 5 MP sensor for the rear and a 2 MP front snapper, while the battery has a capacity of 1700 mAh.
The specs are not the only similar things, as all three phones from the Android One program are looking pretty much identical, while the UI is the same, as they’re using stock Android 4.4.4 KitKat, with priority in receiving the latest updates.
According to GSMArena, Android One comes with a lot of advantages for Airtel India, the country’s biggest mobile carrier, clients’, as they will be able to download the latest updates without being charged for data usage for the first six months and also download 200 MB worth of apps each month. Ok, now this sounds very good!
Any first opinions about this? What brands do you think will also join the Android One program?