Arya, a new smartphone brand from India, has launched a new entry-level dual-SIM smartphone dubbed as the Arya Z2. The smartphone comes with a 5-inch HD display with One Glass Solution, 8MP primary camera with Sony BSI sensor which can record 720p HD videos and a 2MP secondary camera. The device runs almost stock version of Android 4.4 KitKat powered by a 1.3GHz quad-core MediaTek MT6582A processor, 1GB of RAM and 4GB of ROM. The storage capacity can be expanded using a microSD card slot.
The Arya Z2 offers 3G data connection on both the SIM cards. It also features Wi-Fi b/g/n, Wi-Fi Hotspot and USB OTG connectivity. The company claims that the Arya Z2 can last about 8 hours of talk-time on 3G networks and is 7.5mm thin. The Arya Z2 will be available on Amazon.in starting 12:00 PM starting 22nd of September at a price of Rs 6,999. Amazon is also offering 8GB microSD card along with the Arya Z2.
Mr. Gopal Jiwarajka, CMD, Salora International Limited said “We are delighted to bring such a feature and spec rich device, at an aggressive prices, to the Indian customer. Our partnership with Amazon and the service network we have across India, allows us to offer immense value to customers pan India. We intend to expand our portfolio in the next few months.”
Backed by Salora, which offers after-sales service to users on behalf of a lot of brands, has 250 service centres across 189 cities across India. Unlike a lot of new as well as established Indian and Chinese smartphone brands, Arya is promising guaranteed customer complaint resolution within 7 days which is unique.
Arya Z2 Specifications
- 5-inch IPS LCD display, 1280 x 720 pixels, 294 ppi, OGS (One Glass Solution)
- Android 4.4 KitKat
- 1.3GHz quad-core MediaTek MT6582A processor, 1GB of RAM
- 4GB internal storage, microSD card slot
- 8MP primary rear-facing camera (Sony BSI Sensor), autofocus, LED flash, HD video recording
- 2MP secondary front-facing camera
- Dual SIM card slots (regular sized), 3G HSPA (both SIM cards), Wi-Fi b/g/n, Bluetooth, microUSB port, USB OTG
- 1800 mAh Li-Po battery, 8 hours talk-time on 3G, 7.5 mm thin
“We are excited to partner with Salora International to bring the Arya Z2 smartphone for customers in India. Mobile phones are one of the fastest growing product lines on Amazon.in and with the approaching festival season , we see this as a great opportunity to offer customers across India – even those residing in the remote areas of the country, an easy access, convenience & joy of experiencing the Arya Z2,” said Samir Kumar, Director Category Management, Amazon India.
The Arya Z2 will compete with Xiaomi Redmi 1S, Asus Zenfone 4 A450CG, Micromax Unite 2 A106 and Android One smartphones when it becomes available today. What do you think about this device? Would you prefer it above devices from Xiaomi and Asus just because of a promise of better after-sales service? Let us know in the comments below.
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