Google is all set to unveil the first set of Android One smartphones on Monday, September 15th, but one of three OEMs has jumped the gun and spilled the beans about the handset. Spice, who has teamed up with Flipkart to exclusively sell its Android One smartphone has already listed the smartphone online.
Spice Android One Dream UNO Mi-498 as it’s called carries some ordinary hardware specifications, but comes with Google’s backing including the latest stock Android software with automatic updates and Google Play auto-installs.
The Spice Android One Dream UNO comes with a 4.5-inches FWVGA (854 x 480 Pixels) IPS LCD display, and is powered by 1.3 GHz Quad Core Processor from Mediatek along with Mali-400 MP GPU and 1GB of RAM. The phone supports dual SIM (GSM+GSM) and will run on the latest Android 4.4.4 KitKat. There’s a 5MP camera on the rear along with LED flash which supports Full HD 1080p video recording and also a 2MP front facing camera. To peer all these, Spice has provided a 1700mAh Li-Polymer battery.
Spice Android One Dream UNO Specifications
- Processor: 1.3 GHz, Quad Core Mediatek
- Graphics: Mali-400 MP
- RAM: 1 GB
- Display :4.5 Inches FWVGA IPS LCD
- Camera: 5MP Primary with auto-focus, 2MP front-facing
- Size: 67x132x9.15 mm
- Battery: 1700 mAh Li-Po
- Storage: 4GB with microSD
- OS: Android 4.4.4 KitKat
- Connectivity: DualSIM, BT 4.0, 3G, A-GPS
- Sensors: Gravity Sensor, Proximity Sensor, Light Sensor, Magnetic Sensor, Gyro Sensor
Personally, th pricing seems to be on a higher side. Google promised quality hardware with fast updates for less than $100. At Rs.6999, the price is around $115 and also the hardware looks close to Motorola Moto E and inferior to Xiaomi’s Redmi 1S which has set a standard for budget Android smartphones.
Update: Google will be providing 35GB of free Google Drive storage with all Android One smartphones including the Spice Android One Dream UNO Mi-498.
Update 2: The Flipkart listing has been promptly removed, but we did get the screenshot on time. Didn’t we?
Update 3: The listing is back up and it is now priced at Rs.6299!