Google to Launch New Android One Phone in Partnership with Lava
Google is all set to launch its new Android One smartphone at an event in Delhi on July 14, according to Economic Times report. Google in association with local vendor Lava International Ltd., is reported to introduce the new smartphone with a price tag of Rs 12,000.
The undisclosed Lava Android One smartphone is said to have 5-inch display, MediaTek SoC and 2GB of RAM. Though any more specifications are not revealed yet, looking at price tag we can predict that Google will give run for money to other rivals.
This is not the first time when Google partnered with local player, it has also been in partnership with Micromax, Karbonn and Spice last year and launched the first Android One phones offering a 4.5 inch FWVGA screen, Cortex A7 1.3 GHz quad-core processor with 1GB RAM, 1700 mAh battery, dual SIM card slots, 4GB storage and a MicroSD card slot for up to 32GB expansion, and the assurance of software updates direct from Google for two years. Well the phone which was meant for masses didn’t turn out well as they were able to sell only a million units in first six months due to unavailability in retail stores.
However, Lava has promised along with Google that the new phone will be available online as well as in retail stores also. Google is currently working with close to 20 smartphone vendors to offer Android One smartphones in seven countries and it will be interesting to see how the second generation of Android One phones perform in India.