Spice Dream UNO Mi-498, first Android One smartphone sighted ahead of launch


Spice Dream UNO Mi-498

Right now there are over a billion people on Earth connected to the Internet and many of them own an Android device. Google has plans to connect the remaining 5-6 billions to the Internet and the first step towards its goal is a program that the company names it Android One.

Android One is a project dedicated to bring cheap Android-powered devices to the emerging markets. One such market is India, where on Monday, together with several local hardware OEMs such as Karbonn, Miramax and Spice, Google will debut the very first smartphones powered by Android that will be available in the country for under $150 (USD).

Flipkart one of the biggest online retailers in India has apparently spilled the beans ahead of Monday event, revealing in a listing on its webshop a smartphone that goes by the name Spice Dream UNO Mi-498, one of the first smartphones which are part of the Android One program.


Spice Dream UNO Mi-498 appeared listed with a 4.5-inch FWVGA display that is powered by a quad-core 1.3GHz MediaTek processor and backed up by 1GB of RAM. Additionally the phone feature 4GB internal storage, a 1,700 mAh battery, 5MP rear-camera, micro SD card slot, dual SIM slots and it runs on Google Android 4.4 Kitkat.

Price wise, the Spice Dream UNO Mi-498 will cost INR 6,999, about $115 / £70 / 90 Euro.

source | via