Google and Lava launches next-gen Android one smartphone – Lava Pixel V1

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Google, in collaboration with Lava has launched a new smartphone – Lava Pixel V1. The phone is the newer generation model of Google’s Android One initiative.

Compared to the previous generation models, the new Android One smartphone is bigger in size and comes with better specifications.

It already runs the latest version of Android operating system – i.e. Android 5.1.1 Lollipop and will be among the first to receive future updates, along with Nexus devices.

The Lava Pixel V1 comes with a 5.5-inch HD IPS display (1280 x 720 pixels) with Asahi Dragon Trail Glass protection to guard the display from minor scratches. The phone is powered by 1.3GHz quad-core processor MT6582 processor with 2GB of RAM.

It comes with 32GB of internal memory and has a microSD card slot which can expand the storage further up to 32GB. As of the camera, the phone features a 13 MP camera on rear and an 8 MP shooter at front.

The phone supports Dual SIM 3G connectivity along with the usual set of connectivity options. It packs 2560 mAh battery.

If you remember, the previous generation model were having a 4.5 inch display with 1.3GHz quad core processor, 5 MP rear camera, 2 MP front facing camera, 1 GB RAM and 4 GB internal storage.

This time, Google has partnered with only one company – Lava for the new generation of Android One smartphones. Last time, it partnered with three different companies for three different phones with exact same specifications. The only differentiating thing being the design of the phone.

Unlike last time, the Lava Pixel V1 will be sold across multiple channels, including online and offline from the beginning. The phone has been priced at Rs. 11,349.

Looking at the specifications of the phone and the section it is targeting, the company will have to compete with other budget smartphones from companies like Xiaomi and Lenovo.

Key Specifications of Lava Pixel V1

  • 5.5 inch HD display with Dragon Trail Glass protection
  • 1.3GHz quad core processor (MT6582) from MediaTek
  • 2 GB RAM, 32 GB ROM and 32 GB expandable storage support
  • 13 MP rear camera with f/2.0 aperture and 8 MP front facing camera
  • Android 5.1.1 Lollipop operating system
  • 2560 mAh battery
  • Dual SIM, 3G, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, FM and GPS




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