It will run the latest operating system, Android 8.0 Oreo; will get two years of OS upgrades; and the device has been optimised for the Google Assistant. Airtel will be launching these products under its "Mera Pehla Smartphone" programme where it subsidises the price of 4G VoLTE handsets with bundled data offers and cashback.
TCL Communication has launched its first Alcatel smartphone powered by Android Oreo Go edition, targeting the value segment of the market. The 5.7-inch phone comes with a tiny bezel and 18:9 display with a brushed metallic unibody design and octa-core processor.
Company claims that Lava Z50 offers 50 per cent faster performance compared to other smartphones in its price bracket price due to higher free RAM and reduced size of applications. Overall, this processor and GPU combination isn't the most powerful so you may want to keep your expectations realistic if you happen to purchase one.
While the ZTE Tempo Go doesn't necessary look like a dirt-cheap phone, it's pretty obvious the Nokia 1 belongs to the low-end category. Details such as the battery capacity, maximum expandable storage via microSD card, dimensions, and weight are not mentioned in the press release. You also wouldn't know by looking at the screen that this is the lightweight Android Go version of the software.
If that means Android phones will receive software updates in a more timely manner, we're all for it, no matter what it's called. It runs Android 8.1 Oreo (Go edition) and packs a 2,460mAh battery. The smartphone is already on sale in the USA and is priced at $80. The company also says that the Z50 facilitates search in 10 major Indian languages including Hindi, Gujarati, and Tamil.
Android Oreo GO was officially launched in December 2017.
The latest Android Oreo (Go edition) is specially optimized for the entry-level handsets and it includes better performance along with built-in data management features and security benefits.
Lastly, let's consider the optics department. If the phone does make it stateside, it will most likely only support AT&T and T-Mobile networks (like it's the case with the Nokia 6). It also has 5 megapixels front camera with front LED flash. It sports a dual rear camera setup with one 12-megapixel and one 13-megapixel sensor. The covers are available in Azure, Pink, Yellow and Grey Colours and the phone will be available from April in Warm Red and Dark Blue colours. Also, the smartphone comes with a warranty of 2 years.
The fact the software also consumes less data than we are accustomed to makes these devices a ideal fit for those who don't want to go through the trouble of managing their data usage and tracking which apps are burning a hole in their pockets.