After announcing it first back at I/O 2014, Google today finally launched the first Android One devices in India.
The first three phones to be launched are the Karbon Sparkle V, Micromax Canvas A1, and Spice Dream UNO.
The Dream UNO is the cheapest at INR 6,299 /- while the Sparkle V costs INR 6,399 and the Canvas A1 costs INR 6,499.
The three new smartphones feature the Android One branding on their backs.
In terms of specifications, all three Android one phones are based on Google’s reference design, and as such are pretty much identical. All three have a 4.5-inch, 854×480 resolution IPS display, MediaTek MT6582 SoC with 1.3GHz quad-core Cortex-A7 CPU and Mali 400 MP2 GPU, 1GB RAM, 4GB storage space with microSD card slot, 5 megapixel rear camera, 2 megapixel front camera, FM radio, dual SIM support, and replaceable 1,700mAh battery. The only differences will be in the design and minor software enhancements.
In an effort to reduce data costs, if you have an Airtel SIM card, you’ll get these software updates for free for the first six months. As part of this same Airtel offer, you’ll also be able to download up to 200MB per month worth of your favorite apps (that’s about 50 apps overall) from Google Play—all without counting toward your mobile data usage.
All three Android One phones are being sold exclusively through three different online stores,The Karbonn Sparkle V will be sold on Snapdeal, the Micromax Canvas V1 through Amazon, and the Spice Dream UNO through Flipkart.