Chinese handset manufacturer G’Five plans to launch a number of Android operating system (OS) based smartphones in India.
While their hardware specifications are not known, the phones will feature Android 2.1 Éclair, which is an older version of the OS.
Talking to The Mobile Indian, Jaideep Chopra, vice president, G’Five, said, “We will enter the Android smartphone space with multiple devices with different hardware options, but all phones will be based on Android 2.1 version.”
Éclair seems to have been included to keep the cost low and therefore it is safe to assume that G’Five will have one of the cheapest Android phones in the market.
G’Five is likely to face tough competition from some Indian brands such as Micromax and Spice. Both of them have recently launched Android phones and have got good response.
However, since the company will bring in multiple models, there will be more expensive phones as well (though the phones will still be cheaper than most European and Korean brands).
Although the exact date has not been disclosed by the company it is expected that G’Five will launch the handsets within the month of May.
G’Five, which is one of the top three mobile phone brands in India, has said that it will also bring a tablet PC and laptops to India. It is in the process of opening 500 retail outlets across the country as well.