Android One arrives in Europe thanks to Karbonn's Sparkle V

Android One arrives in Europe thanks to Karbonn's Sparkle V
Initially released in India on several smartphones, Google’s Android One program has now made it to Europe - more exactly, to the UK, where Indian handset maker Karbonn launched its Sparkle V, one of the world’s first Android One smartphones.

The Karbonn Sparkle V can be bought via Amazon UK for £129.99 (SIM-free), thus competing with the likes of Motorola Moto G and Nokia Lumia 635, which cost about the same. The new handset will be sold for £99.99 on Black Friday.

The main advantage of the Karbonn Sparkle V is that it will certainly be updated to newer versions of Android for two years after launch (just like all other Android One handsets). The Sparkle V currently runs Android 4.4 KitKat, and should get a taste of Android 5.0 Lollipop pretty soon.

Specs-wise, the Karbonn Sparkle V is a rather modest offering. The handset sports a 4.5-inch display with 480 x 854 pixels, further featuring a 2 MP front-facing camera, 5 MP rear camera, quad-core MediaTek processor clocked at 1.3 GHz, 1 GB of RAM, and 4 GB of expandable internal memory.

Although it’s sold only by Amazon UK, the Karbonn Sparkle V can be shipped to other European countries. Is anyone interested?


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18 Comments

1. fzacek

Posts: 2486; Member since: Jan 26, 2014

Looks like a mini Nexus 5...

10. Busyboy unregistered

Front looks like a Nexus 5, back looks like a OnePlus One.

2. Ratheesh143

Posts: 14; Member since: Dec 21, 2012

In India It has Failed. AS well it is going to fail in Europe. In Europe it is Over priced.

4. hurrycanger

Posts: 1766; Member since: Dec 01, 2013

I agree. It's totally overpriced.

11. Mittal

Posts: 494; Member since: Dec 14, 2011

We get it for half in India.. damn this is overpriced. Why would i pass a Moto G for this thing ?

13. laughmi

Posts: 283; Member since: Oct 28, 2014

True but in India the Moto G is overpriced which you have to definitely consider so moto g has very few advantage over it.

16. Mittal

Posts: 494; Member since: Dec 14, 2011

Moto G is overpriced ? We're getting it for $220. What do you want ?

3. gagakiller

Posts: 176; Member since: Oct 08, 2014

CHEAP PLASTIC WITH CHEAP OS

9. vincelongman

Posts: 5728; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

I know right That's why I'm never going to buy a Lamborghini or Ferrari Its all CHEAP PLASTIC reinforced carbon fibre If they made them out of premium soft aluminum I'd totally buy one

14. Neo_Huang

Posts: 1067; Member since: Dec 06, 2013

It's always obvious you're trolling since you have an Android as your profile picture.

15. laughmi

Posts: 283; Member since: Oct 28, 2014

And you have a "Gold made aluminium crafted with diamonds" eh rat??

5. rocksy

Posts: 67; Member since: May 06, 2014

Celkon Win 400 the World's Cheapest Windows 8.1 phone Launched at price Rs. 4999 in indiahttp://bit.do/USnX

12. greenelektron

Posts: 537; Member since: Sep 10, 2014

The worlds cheapest happens to be in the Philippines (surprise!). Dubbed as the Cherry Alpha Style, priced at Php2999 or about Rs4125.

6. HugoBarraCyanogenmod

Posts: 1412; Member since: Jul 06, 2014

How about focusing in India, Sri Lanka, Nepal, and Bangladesh 1st, why would British buy Indian phone over Moto g when they price the same?

7. greenelektron

Posts: 537; Member since: Sep 10, 2014

I agree with the "overpriced" comment. They should sell this at $70. Other asian countries doesn't have this yet so why europe first?

8. kanagadeepan

Posts: 1271; Member since: Jan 24, 2012

I am sure it will maintain the 99.99GBP value in weeks after weak sales...

17. hiimanshu

Posts: 9; Member since: May 21, 2015

android one is a great failure just because it is too high so buyers feel cheated.

18. hiimanshu

Posts: 9; Member since: May 21, 2015

android one is a great failure just because it is too high so buyers feel cheated.

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