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

1. Vexify

Posts: 570; Member since: Jun 16, 2014

Wonder who got fired

22. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4769; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

There are no accidents...

28. timukh

Posts: 295; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

I wonder how is android one diff from the real android? Like some parts of code removed? Thats it? :|

31. ViewFromTheTop

Posts: 28; Member since: Sep 08, 2014

No, the software and it's functionality is basically identical, barring the fact that it includes drivers for reference hardware - meaning, certain pre-selected hardware (CPU, GPU, modem, camera etc.) by Google, which, when used by the OEMs will mean Google can release the firmware directly for those phones themselves, as the drivers are already included within.

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.

26. S.M.Talha

Posts: 70; Member since: Aug 27, 2014

Intel has been doing a great job lately.Therefore i think first they should have used snapdragon chip but if they couldnt then they should have used intel.

4. magnanimus

Posts: 565; Member since: Mar 29, 2013

Processor doesn't matter if there's awesome optimisation (Which i trust stock android for)

11. mittalmailbox

Posts: 52; Member since: Feb 14, 2012

Mediatek processors are not that bad. They mostly use cortex A7 architecture build with 28nm fabrication. It permorms almost similar to snapdragon 400. Only problem with mediatek is no kernel source, i am sure google will surely make them release code as mediatek is exclusive for Android one project.

21. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

How do you know MediaTek processor is crappy? Used the one before? My experience with MediaTek MT6592 is positive. Play all the graphics intensive games like dead triggers smoothly.

29. techspace

Posts: 1037; Member since: Sep 03, 2012

The purpose of Android one is not just to increase android marketshare or to make more customers use stock android, Google is also trying to reduce the dominance of Samsung and Qualcomm.

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

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.

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

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: 234; 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 ,,,

13. CreeDiddy

Posts: 2215; 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.

16. cse.vicky unregistered

"accidentally"

19. trollz

Posts: 62; Member since: Oct 11, 2013

looks kind of like a nexus 5

24. mamadathu

Posts: 48; Member since: Mar 01, 2014

not accident but their marketing trick

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