Here's the first Android One smartphone not made in India: Symphony Roar A50
Symphony is a Bangladesh-based smartphone vendor, and the Roar A50 isn’t too different from the Android One handsets that we’ve seen until now. It’s an entry-level device that will cost around $110 in Bangladesh when it goes on sale in the next few weeks.
Just like every other Android One smartphone, the Symphony Roar A50 runs stock Android 4.4 KitKat, and will be updated to Lollipop, as well as to newer versions of Android (for up to 2 years after launch). The handset sports a 4.5-inch IPS display with 480 x 854 pixels, it has 3G and Wi-Fi connectivity, and is powered by a quad-core 1.3 GHz MediaTek MT6582 processor. Other features include a 2 MP front-facing camera, 5 MP rear camera, 1 GB of RAM, 8 GB of expandable internal memory (free 8 GB card included), and a 1780 mAh battery.
It’s not clear if Android One has had a significant impact until now. However, the fact that Google is pushing the initiative to more regions means the Mountain View giant is committed to making it successful.