It looks like Google is focusing on the expansion of its Android One initiative that is launched with the emerging markets as the prime target. Last week, the search engine giant announced that the devices in the lineup will be launched in countries other than India with Bangladesh, Nepal, and Sri Lanka as the key markets.
Today, a new Android One smartphone called Symphony Roar A50 has been launched in Bangladesh by Google and Symphony Mobile. The Google Vice President for Product Management, Caesar Sengupta, claimed that the network partner for Bangladesh will be Banglalink.
The Symphony Road A50 is priced at BDT 8,700 (approx. Rs 7,000) and it features the same reference design and hardware specifications that the other Android One smartphones came with. To be more specific, there would be no difference when it comes to the specifications of this new Android One offering and the Karbonn Sparkle V, Micromax Canvas A1 and Spice Dream Uno Android One handsets that were launched in India.
Detailing on the specifications of Symphony Roar A50, the Android One smartphone will flaunt a 4.5 inch IPS display carrying a FWVGA resolution of 854×480 pixels. Powering the device is a dual core MediaTek processor that ticks at 1.3 GHz clock speed and 1 GB of RAM for swift multitasking. Imaging needs of the users are handled by a 5 MP rear camera with LED flash and a 2 MP front facing selfie camera.
The storage department of the Symphony Android One smartphone comprises of 8 GB of inbuilt storage that can be expanded externally by another 32 GB with the help of a micro SD card. The handset is packed with Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS, 3G and dual SIM connectivity aspects and a 1,780 mAh battery.
Lately, Spice Mobiles came up with the second generation Android One smartphone in India called Spice Dream Uno H that was launched with complete support for Hindi language with Hindi keyboard as well. The device carries a price tag of Rs 6,499 that makes it affordable as the others in the lineup. Also, Karbonn announced that it will be releasing a refreshed Android One smartphone in the Q1 2015 without divulging other details of the device.