– Aims to make smartphones accessible to 300 million Hindi speaking population in India
– Features for the 1st time ever complete Hindi Keyboard, Google Search, Maps and YouTube in Hindi
New Delhi, December 17, 2014 – Keeping in line with their philosophy of bringing the best in technology at affordable prices, Spice and Google today launched India’s first Android One Hindi smartphone – Spice Dream Uno H Android One Phone, focusing on the large Hindi speaking population in the country. The Spice Dream Uno H, a Hindi version of the recently launched Android One from Google, features for the first time ever a complete Hindi keyboard, voice input along with Hindi versions of popular Google products such as Android OS, Chrome, Search, YouTube and Google Maps amongst other popular applications.
The product has been especially designed for the 300 million Hindi speaking people focusing on states such as Uttar Pradesh, Haryana, Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Bihar and the rest of the country. Keeping in line with their focus on creating affordable technology, Google and Spice have priced this revolutionary phone at a MOP of Rs 6499/-.
This dual SIM 3G smart device is powered with an impressive 1.3 GHz Quad core Processor, runs on 4.4.4 Kitkat OS and will soon get the latest Android updates such as Android Lollipop. The phone has a sleek design with a 11.43 cm IPS display and features an expandable storage capacity of 32GB to store a large amount of music, movies, photos and videos. The 5 MP Auto Focus rear cameraclicks sharp images while the 2 MP front camera will appeal to selfie lovers.
Commenting on the launch, Mr. Prashant Bindal, Chief Executive Officer, Spice Mobility Ltd, said, “Keeping in line with our shared philosophy of bringing the best in technology at an affordable price, we are delighted to partner with Google to launch India’s first truly Hindi phone – the Spice Dream Uno H. We firmly believe that this revolutionary phone will contribute immensely in connecting the 300 million Hindi speaking masses to the internet with its useful applications such as Google Search, YouTube and Google Maps. After successful launching the Android One with Google in September this year, this is our next step towards making smartphones more accessible to the Hindi speaking population in the country.”
Commenting on the launch, Caesar Sengupta, VP, Product, Google, said, “Google has been pleased to work with Spice over the last few months on Android One — a program designed to help bring high-quality, affordable Android devices to everyone. We are excited by the launch of the second Spice Android One smartphone, this time targeting Hindi users. This is another step in empowering the next billion people.”
The device is equipped with a 1700 mAh Li-polymer battery offering a standby time of up to 160 hrs and a talk time of up to 1020 min (2G) and up to 620 min (3G). The Spice Android One Hindi also features exclusive Hindi applications such as Aajtak, Sony live, Hungama, Spice Cloud, Google Translate and Google Hindi Input.
With an MOP of INR 6,499/- Spice Android One Hindi will be available through major retail stores.