An Android Phone below Rs. 6000 ? Yes, it is possible and very much here. Huwaei has announced its newest Android based phone, which is expected to be in sub Rs. 6000 price range (We tried to find the exact pricing, but could not get…most of them report Rs. 5600..)
What this means is – Android Operating system has now come within reach of Millions of consumers, who could not afford significant costs of a smartphone earlier. Over last few months, we are already seeing many handset manufacturers bringing low cost (about Rs. 10-12k range) Android phones in the market and now with Huwaei bringing it to around 5-6k range, the market dynamics are set to change in a big way.
Huwaei Ideos – Cheapest Android Smartphone
At sub Rs. 6k price, Huwaei Ideos does seem to have packed quite bit of punch into the phone, starting with Android 2.2 which is currently on very few devices like EVO 4G, Nexus One and Droid.
Now, another thing you must be thinking – This looks like any other crappy Chinese phone – NO, it is not. Huawei has built this phone in collaboration with Google and consumers will be able to carry out updates etc directly to Android.
Huwaei Ideos features:
- OS:Android OS, v2.2 (Froyo)
- CPU:528 MHz processor
- 3G HSDPA 3.6 Mbps
- Display Type: 2.8-inch TFT resistive touchscreen, 256K colors,240 x 320 pixels
- 3G connectivity
- 3.2 megapixel camera
- Wireless LAN
- GPS support
- Quad band GSM,3G HSDPA
- Accelerometer sensor for auto-rotate
- MEMORY microSD up to 32GB
- WLAN Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n
- Bluetooth v2.0 with A2DP
- microUSB v2.0
- CAMERA: 3.2 megapixel, 2048×1536 pixels, autofocus
- Messaging:SMS(threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Mail, IM
- Colors:Black body – blue, red, yellow back panels
- GPS with A-GPS support
- Java Via third party application
- Google Search, Maps, Gmail, Talk
- MP3/WMA/eAAC+ player
- MP4/H.263/H.264 player
- Photo viewer/editor
- Adobe Flash support
- Standard battery, Li-Ion
Here is what I think – We will see most of the Local Indian Brands like Micromax, Zen, Karbonn etc coming up with similar Android based phones shortly and they will priced around Rs. 5k range.