India's First Android Go Smartphone Lava Z50 Launched : Specifications, Price

Posted March 03, 2018

We already knew the device was slated to get Oreo, but that news goes as far back as September.

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The first - a very weak attempt to adapt its originally popular Symbian interface to the Smartphone era, failed nearly as soon as it left the gate. The Android Go devices basically run a suite of Google applications that use less data and are optimised to take less space on phones.

As per the tradition, all the Android Go smartphones cost less than 5k price tag. The smartphone features a 5-megapixel rear camera and a 2-megapixel front camera. Alcatel refers to it as "Face Key".

Google also recommends certain third-party apps as being suitable for Android Go. The camera has been enhanced to give Dual Bokeh experience and an LED flash for night time video calling. Thankfully the storage can be expanded externally up to 128GB through its microSD card slot.

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Previously, Nuu has kept its focus on selling smartphones under £150. We got a chance to try it out at MWC and were impressed by the vibrant colours on screen. "Finally, the overall quality of the apps that are on Android Go, which are truly meant for the next one billion users". There's also a 3,000mAh battery tucked inside. He added, "It's secure, so it'll always have security updates for the first three years, it has [Google malware detection software] Play Protect, and then what we in our consumer-facing language call "Simply Amazing". We expect to see more OEMs joining the Android Go bandwagon, mostly Chinese OEMs.

Shopping for a smartphone under £100? It's the 3 time (and the first since it was sold to new owner HMD Global) that Nokia has staked its future on the software chops of a 3 party company. Which should save you a pretty penny on your mobile bills. It is powered by the Mediatek MT6737m quad-core processor clocked at 1.1 GHz and features 1GB of RAM coupled with 8GB of internal storage. The Z50 will run Android 8.1 Oreo (Go edition), and sports a 4.5-inch FWVGA (480x854 pixels) display with 2.5D Corning Gorilla Glass for protection.

Under its "Mera Pehla Smartphone" programme launched in October past year, Airtel has partnered multiple handset makers to bring in affordable 4G smartphones with cash back offers and bundled plans. The program had, in the words of Google's Jamie Rosenberg, been "expanded" to include "new partners, geographies, and price points", including Japan and Turkey.