Although Android smartphones from the likes of Motorola and Xiaomi are in great demand these days, the fact is that the local vendor largely remains untouched by the so-called global tier 1 smartphone manufacturers.
The good news is that domestic smartphone makers have not lost confidence in promoting their low-end smartphones in the country. Take the case of Spice Mobility, a well known local player, which has just launched its latest budget smartphone powered by Google's Android mobile OS.
The Spice Stellar Mi-362 is a low-end smartphone targeting the budget segment. It is priced at Rs. 5,499. The entry-level smartphone is powered by a 1GHz dual-core processor coupled with 256MB of RAM and 2GB of in-built storage, which can be further expanded up to 32GB via a microSD card slot. It also comes with a 3.5-inch (320x480 pixels) HVGA display.
The device features a 2-megapixel rear camera with LED flash, alongside a 1.3-megapixel front-facing shooter. On the connectivity front, the phone offers GPRS/ EDGE, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Micro-USB, 3G/2G and Bluetooth. The makers have added a 1300mAh battery fitted inside.
We have noticed growing acceptance and demand among sub-urban customers for good quality smartphones. Stellar 362 combines high utility functions and the latest software," Prashant Bindal, chief executive at Spice Mobility, said in a press statement.
Just last week, Spice launched the Spice Stellar Mi-430 smartphone in India at a price of Rs. 4,399. Earlier this year, the local handset maker unveiled its first ever Android One smartphone, dubbed as the Spice Dream Uno. It features impressive hardware internals, boasting awesome specs in a lower-cost phone.
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