Google surprised many when the software giant introduced the Android One program during its Google I/0 2014 last month. Basically, Google is working with India-based local vendors to develop a sub-$100 smart phone into the market this fall. In fact Micromax was named as one of the prime partners alongside Spice and Karbonn.
Notably, Sundar Pichai, Google Vice President, also showcased the Micromax-based handset with a 4.5-inch display, dual-SIM and a SD card, at the company's annual developers' conference last month. So far the exact inside details surrounding the phone have been kept under tight wraps.Now, today, an alleged tweet claims that the Micromax One will the official handset's name, alongside the leaked specs sheet.
The budget device in question, Micromax One, will feature a 4.5-inch qHD display with a resolution of 960 x 540-pixels and 244ppi. Furthermore, it would come stuffed with a 1.2GHz Snapdragon 200 processor. Additionally, the device is expected to come with a 5-megapixel rear-facing camera, a microSD card slot, dual-SIM support, FM Radio and white/black color schemes.
Many have started to believe that this handset could become a bestseller, if Google price the handset right. Well, let's not forget that this device is said to cost around $100 (about Rs. 6,000 approximately) when launch this fall. If one talk about the closest competitor to the Micromax One, than the Motorola Moto E instantly comes to mind. The Moto E has been an instant hit in india, thanks to its super affordable price.
Also, the Moto E has similar specs sheet compared to the upcoming Micromax One. It'll be interesting to compare the two handsets side-by-side on the basis of design, affordability and hardware. Stay tuned to GizBot for more updates!