Flipkart accidentally posts listing for Android One phone in advance of Monday's event

Flipkart accidentally posts listing for Android One phone in advance of Monday's event
The first Android One handset is supposed to be unveiled during a September 15th event in India. But Flipkart had jumped the gun by posting a listing for the Spice Android One Dream UNO Mi-498. Thanks to that mistake, we learned that the phone will be priced at the equivalent of $115 USD, come equipped with a 4.5 inch screen, a quad-core 1.3GHz MediaTek processor, 1GB of RAM and 4GB of native storage. We also discovered that the model will come with a microSD slot for those needing additional storage. The back and front-facing cameras will weigh in at 5MP and 2MP, respectively. According to the leak, a 1700mAh battery will power the phone, which has Android 4.4.4 under the hood. There is also support for Dual SIM cards.

Spice has already publicized the phone using its social media sites, and has posted that the handset will be exclusive to Flipkart. And while the Indian online retailer did accidentally have the phone up for sale on its website, it has since removed it from its online store.

Monday, Android One will finally be unveiled and besides the phone from Spice, we expect to see similar models from Karbonn and Micromax. For those unfamiliar with Android One, this is the initiative devised by Google to help manufacturers in emerging markets build low priced Android phones. These models will have stock Android and receive automatic updates. They also will include a limited number of non-Google apps out of the box.


source: AndroidOS via AndroidCentral

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39 Comments

37. Raihanpatel111 unregistered

Does this phone have any hardware buttons or on-screen buttons!!! Because I can't see anyone of them

36. bkmagnetron

Posts: 2; Member since: Sep 14, 2014

@LoveHater Oh you are talking about DIRECT SUPPORT then google for "Facts about Google’s acquisition of Motorola". Qualcomm(Redmi 1s, Moto E) and Intel atom(Asus zenfone 450cg) are also offering high quality SoC for cheaper price, but MediaTek can offer only low quality SoC. I'm sorry to hear that you had fallen into the MediaTek's trap.

38. LoveHater

Posts: 235; Member since: Oct 09, 2013

OH yes and what makes u to thik it so ,, compare the benchmarks of moto e and any mediatek quacore,,, intel one is better but they are powr hungry ,, no intel before core m (even that is still not efficient )

39. S.M.Talha

Posts: 70; Member since: Aug 27, 2014

Well you should have atleast saw my last 3 lines before saying what i already said. I would just say i my self was going to buy asus memopad hd 7 which contained mtk.But i bought nexus 7 2012.because i preferred better performance over 5mp rear camera +sd card etc. So if the camera was very important for me i would have just bought memopad regardless of its mediocre performance. So I mean that u should avoid mtk if u dont need better specs .Thats how much the value of mtk is.

27. bkmagnetron

Posts: 2; Member since: Sep 14, 2014

Epic fail!!! MediaTek??? it will be better if we get Moto E than this Android One phone. Moto E has a Qualcom SoC which will provide better navigation using GPS and GLONASS and also Motorola is way more trusted brand than Micromax or Karbonn or Spice.

33. LoveHater

Posts: 235; Member since: Oct 09, 2013

your moto e don't have Front CAM, LED FLASH ,, DIRECT support from Google , Guranted L update and may be 1.8Year support Go cry somewhere else

34. S.M.Talha

Posts: 70; Member since: Aug 27, 2014

Now i will explain you something.Mediatek is an average chip which will give you average performance.At first many brands introduced some cheap devices with mtk chip like sony xperia c.But then they didnt used it again.Why?because top brands do not want average performance in their device.So now they prefer Intel over mtk. So mtk may give u better specs but not better performance.While moto e which runs on snapdragon will not give u better specs but it surely will give u better performance.

35. LoveHater

Posts: 235; Member since: Oct 09, 2013

Look at the price point and features they giving at that price point Front cam , 5mp rear cam with LED flash , 4.5 inch screen and all that to such low price .. Software will be handled by Google. U mustn't have used these mtk chips ., although less performer than Qualcomm but thsese quadcore mk chips are not slouch either ,,,, These quadcore chipsets even adopted by big brands like Sony and Lg ,,, leavelone makers like Micromax, karbon , lava which have rocketed there sales.. I currently using lava mobile with same chip and no way it is slower.. they are here to check on price and giving acceptable performance at the same price... U said about Intel which ofcourse good performance but are battery hungry ,, read Asus zenfone5 review

25. rowdysheeter

Posts: 74; Member since: Sep 10, 2014

Accidents have increased these days :)

24. mamadathu

Posts: 48; Member since: Mar 01, 2014

not accident but their marketing trick

19. trollz

Posts: 63; Member since: Oct 11, 2013

looks kind of like a nexus 5

16. cse.vicky unregistered

"accidentally"

13. CreeDiddy

Posts: 2289; Member since: Nov 04, 2011

I love Google's initiative, but how can a company's sustain any profitability on Android One units? It would take 100 million sold to generate any sizable profitability.

15. Napalm_3nema

Posts: 2236; Member since: Jun 14, 2013

They can't. Just ask Nokia how that worked out. Targeting the low end market is a sucker's bet, as we have seen with all of the sinking Android OEMs, Windows Phone, and Firefox OS.

10. uguess123

Posts: 1; Member since: Sep 13, 2014

still cant beat Redmi 1s!! far behind!

12. mittalmailbox

Posts: 52; Member since: Feb 14, 2012

True but it is very close to that. Can be preferred by them who don't like MIUI or want faster updates.

14. realjjj

Posts: 375; Member since: Jan 28, 2014

It's not close at all ,the Redmi is 4.7 720p (that's 225% the pixels on the Spice), 8MP cam , 8GB NAND and 16$ cheaper. Redmi 1s is mid range this is low end.

18. ViewFromTheTop

Posts: 28; Member since: Sep 08, 2014

Faster updates definitely, but as for MIUI, ever heard of 3rd party launchers?

20. shuaibhere

Posts: 1986; Member since: Jul 07, 2012

Miui is so feature rich...that you'll forget about updates.....

32. LoveHater

Posts: 235; Member since: Oct 09, 2013

SUT TE FCKU UP ,, You chi&&&&&&,, I don't want to my data to be secretively send to Chinese servers ,,, Your county companies from ages doing these,, Look at huwaei ,,, and this REDMI stff,, They recently caught by sending user data to severs ,, after being caught they step back and launched this in india,,,, so that they can have Indian user data,, that what they always wanted ,,,

9. fzacek

Posts: 2486; Member since: Jan 26, 2014

I would much rather pay $15 more and get the Moto E than this POS...

23. HoPhonTab

Posts: 36; Member since: Jun 03, 2014

Nope the price of Asus Zenfone 4 in my country is lower than moto e and this one With Intel dual core,5 mp camera ,HD 1080 video recording ,1GB Ram and 4inchdisplay ,8GB internal mem.,and 1600mAh battery

30. androidrocks

Posts: 63; Member since: Apr 14, 2012

Moto E costs Rs.6999 ($115) in India... May be they should've priced this phone a tad lower..May be in the 6000-6499 range

7. boosook

Posts: 1442; Member since: Nov 19, 2012

Seems that this will probably be a nice low-end smartphone where nothing is missing, and thanks to vanilla android it will run smooth. Maybe the battery is a bit small.

5. rocksy

Posts: 67; Member since: May 06, 2014

Spice Android One Dream UNO Mi-498 Specifications *.4.5-inch IPS LCD display, WVGA *.Android 4.4 KitKat *.1.3GHz quad-core MediaTek MT6572 processor, Mali-400MP GPU, 1GB of RAM *.4GB ROM, 2.27GB for apps, microSD card slot (up to 32GB) *.5MP primary rear-facing camera, autofocus, LED flash, full HD 1080p video recording *.2MP front-facing secondary camera *.Dual SIM (GSM + GSM), 21Mbps HSDPA, Wi-Fi b/g/n, Wi-Fi Hotspot, Bluetooth v4.0, A-GPS and 3.5mm headphone jack *.Accelerometer, Proximity Sensor, Ambient Light Sensor, Compass, Gyro Sensor *.1700 mAh battery, 17 hours talk-time (2G), 10 hours talk-time (3G), 67x132x9.15 mm, 107 g

6. realjjj

Posts: 375; Member since: Jan 28, 2014

MT6572 is dual core this can only be Mediatek MT6582 or MT6582M given the Mali400

2. fzacek

Posts: 2486; Member since: Jan 26, 2014

That name sure is a mouthful. I'm disappointed that they used a crappy MediaTek processor...

3. salaal

Posts: 109; Member since: Dec 08, 2013

What do you expect from a 120$ phone? A snapdragon 810?

8. fzacek

Posts: 2486; Member since: Jan 26, 2014

No. I'm sure a Snapdragon 210 would perform much better than this MediaTek POS...

17. RebelwithoutaClue unregistered

I'm not sure what the performance of this CPU is, but there could be another reason for this. Don't bet all your money on one horse. Competition is good and it might give MT the chance of growing and becoming better.

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