Spice Android One Dream UNO Mi-498 appeared briefly on the Flipkart website. The device is scheduled to make its launch tomorrow, September 15, 2014. Tomorrow is also the day when Google makes Android One Global launch. Sundar Pichai, Senior Vice President at Google is in India for the launch event. The phone is priced Rs. 6,999 and will be available exclusively from Flipkart.
Update: The phone is now available for a reduced price of Rs. 6, 299.
Spice Mi-498 Android One features a 4.5 inch IPS LCD display that offers 854 x 480 pixels resolution. The display offers 16M colors and ~218 ppi pixel density. The overall dimension ranges 132 x 67 x 9.15 mm and it weighs 107 grams without battery.
Spice Android One phone is powered by a 1.3 GHz quad core CPU along with Mali-400 MP GPU. The chipset is not disclosed yet. It is expected to be the MediaTek MT6582 chipset. There is 4 GB of internal storage, out of which 2.27 GB can be used for storing Apps. Memory can be expanded further, using a microSD card. The phone supports microSD cards up to 32 GB.
The device features a 5 MP auto focus rear camera with flash.
It can record HD and full HD videos. Geo-tagging, HDR and panorama modes are other camera features available. In the front there is a 2 MP camera for selfies and video chats.
It is a dual SIM phone with usual connectivity options like WiFi, Bluetooth, GPS and micro USB, Besides, the users can make use of the 2G and 3G network connectivity options.
Spice Android One Dream UNO Mi-498 runs Android 4.4.4 Kitkat OS out-of-the-box. The battery is of 1700 mAh capacity. It is capable to offer talk time of up to 17 hours on 2G networks and up to 10 hours on 3G networks. The battery offers a stand by of up to 160 hours on 3G.
Spice will find competition from Motorola and Xiaomi to sell the device. Currently, Xiaomi Redmi 1S and Moto E dominates the segment between Rs. 6000 and Rs. 7000. Going exclusive on Flipkart might offer a boost to the sale of the device.
Spice Android One Dream UNO Mi-498 Key Specifications
- 4.5 inch IPS LCD display; FWVGA (854 x 480 ); 16M colors ; ~218 ppi
- 1.3 GHz quad core CPU
- Mail-400 MP GPU
- 1 GB of RAM
- 4 GB of internal storage ( 2.27 GB for Apps)
- MicroSD cards up to 32 GB
- 5 MP rear camera; Auto focus, flash
- 2 MP front camera
- Dual SIM
- FM radio
- WiFi, Bluetooth, GPS with A-GPS, microUSB
- 2G, 3G network bands
- Android 4.4.4 Kitkat OS
- 132 x 67 x 9.15 mm
- 107g weight (without battery)