Fly Mobiles, the Russian smartphone maker has just launched three smartphones in the Indian smartphone market, all in the budget range, and what looks like a very good pricing for the specs offered by the devices. The priciest of the three, is the Fly Qik+, with a price tag of Rs. 6999. The smartphone is powered by an Octa-core processor, similar to the Qik, which is a smaller unit having the same processor.
Signing a partnership with Snapdeal, Fly Mobiles is selling the phones exclusively on the online store. The Fly Qik+ comes with a 5-inch HD display, 1.7 GHz octa-core processor along with MALI 450MP4 GPU and 1GB RAM. The device has an internal storage of 8GB, and a MicroSD card slot for storage expansion up to 32GB.
On the other side, Qik comes with a 4.5-inch FWVGA display (480×854 pixels resolution), and the processor, RAM and storage options are the same.
While the devices runs Android 4.4.2 KitKat, it looks like these smartphones have the Stock ROM and no extra efforts from the brand for a customized UI. The Qik+ is 7.8mm thick, and within that chassis, it houses a 13-megapixel rear camera with LED flash and a 5-megapixel front-facing camera. The Qik has a 8-megapixel rear and a 5-megapixel front shooter. Both the phones supports Dual SIM functionality.
Connectivity options include 3G data, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and GPS, and the phone has a battery capacity of 2200 mAh for Qik+ and 2000 mAh for Qik. For the price of Rs. 6999, there might not be many decent options available, and having a device with Octa-core chipset is rare. But again, that is a Mediatek chipset running in the phone, and we have the Xiaomi Redmi Note with similar Mediatek MT6592 processor clocking at 1.7GHz.
Not to forget, if you are someone concerned about the chipset more than anything else, the Lenovo A6000 is already selling at the same price tag of Rs. 6999, though the camera is a compromise (both front and rear), and the device a decent Snapdragon 410 chipset.
The Snapdeal page shows the device listed, though unavailable as of now. We are yet to find any details about the availability of Fly Qik+, Qik and Snap smartphones.