The Spice Android One Dream UNO Mi-498 is the first Android One smartphone

Google is yet to officially unveil Android One smartphones in an event next week but looks like Spice couldn’t wait until then. The Spice Android One Dream UNO Mi-498 is the first Android One smartphone and it is already on sale on Flipkart at a price of Rs 6,999. It features a 4.5-inch IPS LCD display with WVGA resolution, a 1.3GHz quad-core MediaTek processor, 1GB of RAM, 4GB ROM, 5MP primary camera and 2MP secondary camera. This dual-SIM smartphone  comes pre-loaded with Android 4.4 KitKat.

Spice Android One Dream UNO Mi-498

Spice Android One Dream UNO Mi-498 Specifications

  • 4.5-inch IPS LCD display, WVGA (800 x 480 pixels resolution)
  • Android 4.4 KitKat
  • 1.3GHz quad-core MediaTek MT6572 processor, Mali-400MP GPU, 1GB of RAM
  • 4GB ROM, 2.27GB for apps, microSD card slot (up to 32GB)
  • 5MP primary rear-facing camera, autofocus, LED flash, full HD 1080p video recording
  • 2MP front-facing secondary camera
  • Dual SIM (GSM + GSM), 21Mbps HSDPA, Wi-Fi b/g/n, Wi-Fi Hotspot, Bluetooth v4.0, A-GPS and 3.5mm headphone jack
  • Accelerometer, Proximity Sensor, Ambient Light Sensor, Compass, Gyro Sensor
  • 1700 mAh battery, 17 hours talk-time (2G), 10 hours talk-time (3G), 67x132x9.15 mm, 107 g

Thanks to who spotted this listing, we now know what to expect from Android One smartphones. As speculated earlier, this smartphone is powered by a MediaTek processor and is sporting stock Android UI. Other Android One smartphones from Micromax and Karbonn might have similar set of hardware specifications. Also, Google might have made it mandatory to include the ‘Android One‘ term on the device and in the name of the device, making its name quite a mouthful.

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October 27, 2014 3:39 pm 3:39 PM

i want buy this ‘spice mi-498 dream uno’ device. so, where i can buy this in Bangladesh. please replay……………………..

October 28, 2014 7:25 pm 7:25 PM

Android one has been lauched only in India as of now. Google has informed that they will be launching android one in more developing countries in the coming months. Lets wait and see.

[…] first smartphones in the Android One program are the Micromax Canvas A1, Spice Dream Uno and Karbonn Sparkle V. All these devices fall in the Rs 6000 – Rs 7000 price […]

September 14, 2014 10:14 am 10:14 AM
*Apart from the specs what’s more disturbing is the fact that almost all Android One handsets are ending up to be online exclusives.The Micromax devices is exclusive to Amazon. The Karbonn device is exclusive to Snapdeal and even the the Spice device “might” be exclusive to Flipkart. I don’t know why Google is allowing or rather taking the online exclusive route for these devices when the entire goal of the Android One initiative was to produce low cost nexus like devices which people would prefer against other cheap devices which do not have Google services pre installed and do not… Read more »
Jagan T
September 15, 2014 12:59 pm 12:59 PM

//the smartphones will eventually be sold at brick and mortar stores as well. The online exclusivity could last for just 15 days. //
Info from another lading tech blog on these Android One phones. Good news.

Jagan T
September 15, 2014 12:43 pm 12:43 PM

Its true that retail store availability in Tier 2 cities is most important point. Might be the producers like MMX will persuade Google to support the retail option. Hope best.

September 14, 2014 6:53 pm 6:53 PM
Dear what are you saying is really meaningfull but I think initially they are lunching it through e commerce sits for competi with xiaomi & assus then after few months latter these devices are available in retail also . One more thing is xiaomi and assus are not place any meaning full impact in market I read many users review about redmi 1s they are facing many problem just heating issue and apps compatibility . If mmx comes up with a better hardware configuration then it becomes number one mobile manufacturer company in india . This move from google will… Read more »
September 14, 2014 1:16 pm 1:16 PM

If these phones are only available online…android one is going to fail.I will wait for MMX response..hope they will come with better specs at lower price just like they surprised with Unite2.I hope MMX prices it below 6k.

Spice has overpriced this & 100% sure that karbonn does the same.I agree redmi 1s is superb,but getting it is a distant dream & you don’t know when they will stop it (just like mi3)

September 14, 2014 2:12 pm 2:12 PM
*These phones do not even come with best of specs. Phones from Xiaomi and Asus easily beat them. *The thing is these phones are not serving their purpose of reducing fragmentation. The main place where major fragmentation comes from is the low end of the smartphone market where smartphones running on Ginger Bread are still selling like hot cakes that’s why is Ginger Bread so reluctant when it comes to losing market share.In fact it actually gained some % when last month Google released its OS market share statement. Its that category which Google needs to attack to reduce fragmentation… Read more »