After announcing its plan to launch the cheapest Android tablet, Fly Mobile has now told The Mobile Indian that it will launch two Android phones priced below Rs 4,500 in the Indian market.
Mandeep Chaggar, group product manager, Fly Mobile, said, “We are targeting first-time Android users by launching these two very attractively priced Android handsets within the next two months. What is important is that these phones will have very good performance as the chipsets we are using are ARM 8 and 9 based, and are low cost because these are made by MTK and Rockchip.”
He also said, “The touchscreens of these handsets will be resistive but very responsive as resistive technology is also maturing, providing low cost but user friendly touch technology.”
Both phones will be based on Android 2.2 and will sport 2.8 and 3.0 inch screens. The one based on a Rockchip chipset will have a 1 GHz processor with faster 512 MB DDR3 RAM. The two phones will cost up to Rs 4,500.
The other Android handset will have an MTK chipset. According to Fly Mobile, the Rockchip chipset will also have a better power management solution for improved battery life. It will have a separate RF (communication) chip for connectivity.
Other features that are common in Android phones like GPS, WiFi, Bluetooth and the Google app suite will also be available in these handsets. Currently, Spice Mi270 is the cheapest Android phone in the market but it lacks 3G data connectivity.