Spice Devices, the Transsion Holdings brand has announced its first Android Go smartphone in India. Dubbed as the Spice F311, it's also the first Android Go smartphone to offer an 18:9 display and also comes with a hardware key for enabling quick access to social media apps. Spice did not reveal the colour options of the smartphone but confirmed that the device would be available for purchase at Rs 5,599. Spice also confirmed that the smartphone would be sold in the offline market and that too only in key markets. Spice will also be offering one-year replacement warranty for the smartphone.
Spice F311 specifications and Features
Transsion Holdings is looking to grab a decent market share in the Indian smartphone market within this year. The Spice F311 rocks a 5.45-inch display carrying a resolution of 480 x 960 pixels and 18:9 aspect ratio. The screen has a pixel density of 196 PPI. The smartphone is powered by an unspecified quad-core MediaTek SoC with all the four cores clocked at 1.1GHz. Graphics in the smartphone will be taken care by Mali-T720 MP1 GPU.
Spice has added 1GB of RAM and 16GB of internal storage inside the smartphone. The storage can be further expanded up to 32GB with a microSD card. This dual-SIM smartphone comes loaded with Android 8.1 Oreo (Go Edition) out of the box. For the unaware, Android Go is a lightweight version of Android. There are other smartphones such as Nokia 1, Lava Z50 and Micromax Bharat Go running Android 8.1 Oreo (Go Edition).
"Reiterating our promise to pace up the smartphone adoption, we have joined hands with MediaTek and Google for Android Oreo (Go edition), to deliver high-quality devices at the right price point. Our collaboration has unlocked unprecedented avenues for more evolved, efficient, and above everything else, eclectic product offerings which will deliver better performance on even entry-level specifications," said Pankaj Madaan, Deputy General Manager, Marketing, Spice Devices.
Optics in the Spice F311 includes a 5MP shooter on the rear with f/2.0 aperture and a 5MP shooter on the front. Notably, the smartphone also has a fingerprint scanner, and sensors in the smartphone include ambient light, gravity, and proximity sensors. The device measures 8.25mm in thickness and is armed with a 2400mAh battery, which is promised to offer 240 hours of standby time.