Update: July 27, 2015, 15:30 : Lava officially launched its first Android One smartphone ‘Lava Pixel V1‘ in partnership with Google. The Specifications and pricing of the device are revealed before launch. The Pixel V1 comes with the same specifications except the processor and rear camera. It comes with MediaTek MT6582 Quad-Core processor clocked at 1.3GHz and an 8MP rear camera instead of earlier mentioned 13MP camera.
The company announced that the smartphone will be exclusively sold online through Flipkart and will be available offline through 4000 modern trade chains and over 32,000 multi-brand outlets across the country. The Pixel V1 comes in the colors White with Silver and White with Gold.
Earlier: July 27, 2015, 8:50 : The details of the upcoming Android One smartphone from Lava are revealed, thanks to the retail listing of the device. It is called as ‘Lava Pixel V1’ and will be officially launched today. The device runs on the Android 5.1.1 Lollipop and receives the latest updates in first preference directly from Google. From the images, we can see the device has very thin bezels that no other device offers at this price range.
As per the listing, the device sports a 5.5-inch HD (1280×720) IPS display with a pixel density of 267ppi and comes with a DragonTrail Glass protection. It is powered by a 64-bit Snapdragon quad-core processor clocked at 1.3GHz with 2GB of RAM. The devices carry a removable battery of 2,650mAh capacity. It has an internal storage of 32GB and includes a microSD card slot for additional storage expansion up to another 32GB.
There is a 13MP rear camera with LED flash, that can record videos in 1080p and a 5MP front camera for selfies. It is a dual SIM smartphone with 4G LTE support along with other basic connectivity features. The Pixel V1 will be priced at Rs. 11,349. We can see the official launch of this device within few hours and will get you with more details until then stay tuned.
Earlier: July 25, 2015, 12:20 : As we earlier reported, Lava is going to launch its first Android One smartphone. Though, the event was first supposed to on July 14, but now we learn that it is postponed to July 27. As per the invites sent out by the company, the event will start by 12:45 PM onwards on July 27.
On the invite, we can clearly see ‘1’ formed by the words of the sentence “Witness the Power of the one that will never grow old, will respect your privacy, will keep you powered longer and will help you create memories”. This hints about the possible launch of the Android One smartphone by the company.
So, we need to wait for two more days to see what the company will be launching on the marked date. We will be updating you with the latest happening around this event. Stay Tuned.
Earlier: July 4, 2015, 18:56 : Looks like we haven’t seen the most of the Android One series yet, as Google is all set to reveal the next generation of its One series of smartphones. This time it would be the Lava Mobiles that the company is partnering with, the new Google device is supposed to be launched on July 14, according to the report from Economics Times.
The last year’s batch of Android One smartphones might have given good impressions in the industry, but the sales figures that were shared couple of weeks back showed that it was not hit as it was thought by the search giant.
Now moving forward, Google has decided to involve their partners in the process of making the device, earlier that was not the case. According to the reports, the latest handset is developed in close collaboration with Lava and MediaTek, which would be providing the chipset for this new Android One device.
Currently, the details about the specification are very scarce like only a few things are known about it including that it could pack 2GB of RAM and 5-inch (720p) HD display. While you can also expect the latest Android Lollipop 5.1.1 to be running on this device, which would have a stock experience.
It is known for the fact that last year’s Android One series doesn’t perform well in sales and might have been due to lack of availability of devices in retail stores. But this time around the company would be making sure that smartphone consumers in India should be able to purchase these devices from any channel.
Let’s hope Google gets to do right things by its Android One series of smartphone, because if they failed this time too, then it is possible that we won’t be seeing devices in this series any more.