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Android One Smartphone Lands in UK at Double the Price


News by Luke Jones on Thursday November 27, 2014.

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Google's Android One project has yielded just three devices so far, and all have been exclusive to India. They have not been selling well with Indians reluctant to purchase the handsets online and major retailers unwilling to sell them. Despite these issues Android One remains a decent enough concept and now it has spread its wings with the first device to show up outside of India landing in the UK.

If you wanted a taste of Android One and live in the United Kingdom you can pick up the Karbonn Sparkle V, one of the entry level handsets that launched the project in India. Like its One brethren, the Sparkle V combines solid design with stock Android at a very low price, which of course is the remit of the Android One project.

It kind of loses its appeal with the UK variant as consumers in the island nation will need to pay $205 (129.99) to get their hands on the Karbonn Sparkle V. Not a bad price per se, but one that is over $100 more than what the handset costs in India. To put it into perspective, this is Moto G money and as that device also has near stock Android it really is a no brainer, get the Motorola.

If you have gone mad and still want the Karbonn handset, you can grab it on Amazon UK. The smartphone comes with a quad-core MediaTek SoC on board, humming at 1.3GHz, 1GB of RAM, a 1,700mAh battery, a microSD slot, and a 4.5-inch display with a resolution of 480 x 854 pixels.

 
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