About a year ago Google initiated a program called Android One, whose goal is to put an affordable Android mobile device in the hands of the many. There are billions of people world-wide today, who cannot afford a 100 Euro smartphone and thus Google in partnership with mobile makers such as MicroMax, Karbonn are launching mobile smartphones powered by Android in emerging markets like India, Philipines, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Turkey, Indonesia, Bangladesh and now Myanmar with support from Cherry Mobile.
Cherry Mobile One is the first smartphone dedicated to the Myanmar people. The smartphone runs Android 5.1 Lollipop out of the box (all Android One phones receive the latest OS version ahead of everyone else), it comes with MediaTek’s 1.3GHz quad-core processor, 1GB of RAM, 8GB of built-in storage (microSD card slot for up to 64GB), 2 and 5MP cameras and dual SIM slots (micro SIM).
Cherry Mobile One feature a 4.5-inch capacitive touch screen covered and protected by a sheet of Scratch Resistant glass. The phone has WiFi b/g/n and Bluetooth 4.0 connectivity.
The Cherry Mobile One will be available in Myanmar June 22nd for Ks109,000, that’s a little under $100 / 87 Euro / 62GBP.