Android One Expands with the Symphony Roar A50

Android One Expands with the Symphony Roar A50

The Android One announcement was one of the highlights of this past year’s Google I/O conference. Google decided to create an entire category of devices that are set to conquer developing countries in various parts of Asia. The program was originally launched in India, and then expanded to Nepal, Sri Lanka, and Bangladesh. Bangladeshi carrier Bangalink has announced a new device in the Android One arsenal.

This new device is named the Symphony Roar A50, and will be available by the middle of January for BDT 8,700 (~$111). The device will ship with a 8 GB microSD card and 1 GB of free 3G data transfer for the first month (primarily for OS upgrades and app downloads). For the next 5 months, users will get 300 MB of free 3G data. Sounds like a good deal to us!

Here’s a full hardware and software specification of Symphony Roar A50:

Band ModeDual GSM 850/900/1800/1900 MHzWCDMA 900/2100 MHz
ProcessorCortex A7 Quad Core 1.3 GHz
Android OS4.4.4 KITKAT
Display4.5” FWVGA IPS (480 x 854)
Touch Panel5 Point Capacitive Touchscreen
Internal Memory8 GB
Camera2MP+5MP Auto Focus with Flash Light
Connectivity3G/HSDPA/EDGE/WiFi 802.11 b.g.n/GPS
Battery1780 mAh
Earphone3.5 mm jack
ApplicationGoogle Chrome, Calculator, Calendar, Compass, Clock, Media Player, FM Radio, Maps, Video & Audio recorder, Email, PlayStore
SoftwareRuns an up-to-date version of Android and automatically gets new releases up to 2 years
HardwareEngineered to give faster, smoother, more responsive experience
AppsBuilt in Google Maps, YouTube and Google Play plus millions more available

Android One is definitely an interesting program, which gives users a chance to taste AOSP on budget friendly handsets. What do you think of Symphony Roar A50? Are you going to get this phone? Share your thoughts in the comments below!

[via Techetron]

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