Tonight, Google has returned to where it all began, launching another Android One handset at an event in India, but instead of a new model from one of their three existing Android One partners, they’ve launched a new handset with a new partner: Lava Mobiles called the Pixel V1.
The Pixel V1 is a higher end looking handset, with larger screen, more RAM and more storage than previous offerings and carries a higher end price as well with the Pixel V1 priced at ₹11,350 or around $243AUD. Notably, the Lava Pixel V1 is a 3G only handset, something that should be addressed with makers such as Micromax and other low cost manufacturers including 4G in similarly priced handsets.
Full specs for the Lava Pixel V1 include :
- 5.5″ HD 720 x 1280 resolution IPS display with full lamination Asahi Dragontrail Glass
- 1.3 GHz Quad Core Mediatek Processor
- ARM Mali 400 MP2 (500 MHz), 59 million triangles/sec
- 2GB RAM
- 32GB on-board storage (25.47GB user accessible) with microSD card slot
- 13 MP Rear Camera Images (Software enhanced 8 MP sensor) AF with F2.0 Aperture, 1.4 um pixel size with Flash
- 8 MP Front Camera Images (Software Enhanced 5 MP Sensor) with F2.4 Aperture, 1.4 um pixel size
- Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0, GPS with A-GPS, FM Radio
- Dual micro-SIM:
- WCDMA: 2100
- 152.08mm X 76.31mm X 8.5mm @ 135grams
- Android Lollipop v5.1
- 2,650 mAh Li-Polymer battery with 12 hours 17 minutes on 3G
The Lava Pixel V1 will be available in White/Silver and Gold colour options from ‘all leading national retail stores, multi-brand outlets and online at Flipkart.com‘.