Lava Pixel V1 Android One Smartphone Officially Introduced in India

Lava Pixel V1 Android One Smartphone Officially Introduced in India

We reported yesterday that the next Android One smartphone would be called Lava Pixel V1 and that it would be available for purchase in India beginning this month.

Today, Lava Mobiles and Google officially introduced the Pixel V1 smartphone in India. Customers can now purchase the handset for just Rs 11,350 outright, which is about $175 or €160.

Lava Pixel V1 is available in multiple colors such as: White with Silver, and White with Gold. The smartphone can be had from online retailer Flipkart beginning today.

Moving on to specs, the Pixel V1 comes with Android 5.1.1 Lollipop operating system right out of the box, and according to Google and Lava it will receive major software update for at least 2 more years.

The smartphone measures 152.1 x 76.3 x 8.5mm and weighs 135g (battery included). Lava Pixel V1 sports a large 5.5-inch IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen display that supports HD (720p) resolution and features Asahi DragonTrail Glass coating for extra protection.
The first Android One handset to enter the phablet category

On the inside, Lava's Android One handset is equipped with a 1.3GHz quad-core MediaTek MT6582 processor, a Mali-400MP2 graphics processing unit and 2GB of RAM.

Also, the smartphone packs no less than 32GB of internal memory, which can be further expanded up to 64GB via microSD card slot.

The Pixel V1 comes with an 8-megapixel rear-facing camera which can take 13-megapixel pictures. It features an f/2.0 aperture, autofocus, LED flash and full HD (1080p) video recording.

In the front there's a secondary 5-megapixel camera that can capture 8-megapixel images. It does not come with LED flash, but features f/2.4 lens.

Lava Pixel V1 is powered by a 2,650 mAh battery, which is rated for up to 20 hours of talk time in 2G mode, or up to 12 hours in 3GB mode.

“Google is pleased to collaborate with Lava on Android One - a program designed to help bring high quality, affordable Android devices to everyone. Together we will work to empower the next billion people,” said Caesar Sengupta, VP, Product Management at Google.
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