Lava has joined the Google’s Android One club along with Spice, Karbonn and Micromax. Lava launched its first Android One smartphone in India, the Pixel V1 which will be in the 2nd Generation Android One smartphone line. The device will be exclusively available online via Flipkart starting Monday at price tag of Rs. 11,350. Lava reveals that the Pixel V1 Android One smartphone will be also available via retail stores in the country.
Much like other Android One phones, the Lava Pixel V1 smartphone will receive guaranteed Android updates for 2 years from Google. The Smartphone features a 720×1280 pixels resolution 5.5-inch IPS display, which is evidently larger than the first-generation Android One phones that featured 4.5-inch (480×854 pixels) IPS FWVGA display.
The Smartphone is powered by a 1.3GHz quad-core MediaTek (MT6582) processor along with 2GB of DDR3 RAM. The Lava Pixel V1 Android One smartphone will run Android 5.1.1 Lollipop out-of-the-box. It will be available with 32GB built-in storage and expandable storage via microSD card up to 32GB.
Similar to first-generation Android One phones, the Lava Pixel V1 comes with dual-SIM support and supports 3G connectivity on both the SIMs. However, the missing 4G LTE connectivity might be a deal breaker for the handset since there are number of devices under the same price range with 4G LTE capabilities.
Lava Pixel V1 sports a 13-megapixel rear camera with a BSI sensor, f/2.0 lens, LED flash, and blue glass filter, while there is an 8-megapixel front camera with a f/2.4 lens also on board. This is obviously a decent upgrade from previous generation of Android One phones which had 5MP rear camera with LED flash and 2 MP front camera. Other connectivity options include Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0, GPS, USB OTG, and Micro-USB. The handset is backed by a 2650mAh battery and It will be available in White-Silver and Gold colors.