Android One program enters Pakistan with the QMobile A1

Google’s ambitious Android One program might not be faring as well as it would want it to, but the search giant is still going ahead with its expansion plans. It has now launched the initiative in Pakistan in the form of a smartphone named QMobile A1.

The specifications of this phone remain in line with those of the Android One handsets sold in India and other nations, but they are nowhere close to the hardware that the Turkey-specific General Mobile 4G Android One phone offers. There’s no word on when such high-end models are going to end up in other nations.

Coming back to the QMobile A1, it looks pretty much like the Karbonn Sparkle V, and except for higher storage capacity, grabs the same specs as its Indian cousin. So buyers will be blessed with a 4.5-inch FWVGA IPS display and a 1.3GHz quad core processor sitting atop a MediaTek chipset.

QMobile A1

The A1 is fitted with a 5MP autofocus camera and a 2MP front facing snapper. It is kept going by a 1700mAh battery which has not provided pleasing results for other Android One phones. The new QMobile offering will come pre-installed with Android 5.1.1 Lollipop and will be eligible for the Android M update later this year.

A neat look at the specs of the new QMobile A1:

– Display: 4.5-inch, 854 x 480 pixels
– OS: Android 5.1.1 Lollipop
– CPU: 1.3GHz quad core MediaTek
– GPU: Mali 400MP2
– Memory: 1GB RAM, 8GB storage (expandable up to 32GB)
– Camera: 5MP rear, 2MP front
– Battery: 1700mAh
– Connectivity: Dual SIM, 3G, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0, GPS

The new Android One branded QMobile A1 has already gone on sale through retail channels in Pakistan at 11500 Pakistani Rupees.