Google Announces New Android One Phone

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Google just announced a new Android One device in India, this time in partnership with Lava. The Lava Pixel V1 is the latest device in the low cost lineup of Google branded smartphones first announced last year.

The Lava Pixel V1 sports a 5.5″ 720p display, with 267 PPI. Powered by a MediaTek 6582 and 2 GB of RAM, the Pixel V1 has a 13 MP (software enhanced 8 MP) primary camera, which can record video in full HD, and an 8 MP (software enhanced 5 MP) front facing camera. It also comes with 32 GB of internal memory by default and allows external memory of upto an additional 32 GB.

The phone has a 2,650 mAh Li-Polymer battery, which, Lava says, will give 20 hours of talk time on 2G and 12 hours of talk time on 3G. The phone comes with Android 5.1 out of the box and will receive software updates for the next two years, directly from Google, as part of the Android One program.

Price is an important factor, especially for low cost devices and the Lava Pixel V1 retails for Rs 11,349, which is about $175. This is entering Moto G territory and it remains to be seen how the Pixel V1 will fare against it.

Check out Google’s YouTube announcement for Android One’s new baby below.

  Source: Android One
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