It goes without saying that Google’s Android One program has gained a lot of traction from the people who are interested in getting an Android phone on a budget without sacrificing performance and regular OS updates. Google in its annual I/O conference this year announced Android One, a program under which it would partner with manufacturers to release low-cost Android devices that doesn’t sacrifice either.
Back in September, Google officially unveiled the first Android One phones in India. The device came from a handful of manufacturers in India that doesn’t cost much more than $100 and would receive regular Android updates directly from Google. Today, we have information that Micromax, one of Google’s Android One partners in India, is gearing up to launch its phone Micromax Canvas A1 Android One in Bangladesh.
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Micromax on its Bangladesh website has put up information about the device which launched last September in India. It features a 4.5-inch display with 480 x 854 pixel resolution, 1.3 GHz quad-core processor with 1 GB RAM, 4 GB internal storage that is expandable to up to 32 GB, and 1700 mAh battery. Micromax says it will give away an 8 GB memory card for free with every purchase of Micromax Canvas A1.
The device packs a 5 MP camera on the back and 2 MP camera on the front. It runs on Android 4.4.4 KitKat and is promised by Micromax to receive operating system updates for two years.
In India, the Micromax Canvas A1 costs Rs. 6,499 on Amazon. That is about BDT 8,000. However the company in the capital’s Bashundhara City shopping mall is selling the device for about BDT 10,000. That may be bargain for some people, but others — especially who know the perks of Android One — has expressed positive reaction to the price point.
How likely are you to buy an Android One phone from Micromax for yourself?