Spice F311 Android Go smartphone launched at Rs. 5,599
As its first Android Oreo (Go edition) smartphone, Spice Devices has launched F311 in India. Priced at Rs. 5,599, the Spice F311 smartphone comes with entry-level specs, a 'Full-view' display, a dedicated social share key for quick access to your favorite social media apps, and a multi-function rear fingerprint sensor. The handset also comes with a 1-year replacement warranty. Here's our roundup.
Spice Devices partners with MediaTek and Google for F311 smartphone
"Reiterating our promise to pace up the smartphone adoption, we have joined hands with MediaTek and Google for Android Oreo (Go edition), to deliver high-quality devices at the right price point," said Pankaj Madaan, Deputy General Manager, Marketing, Spice Devices.
Spice F311: At a glance
The Spice F311 features a 5.45-inch (480x960 pixels) 'Full View' IPS display with an 18:9 aspect ratio. The phone is powered by a 1.1GHz quad-core MediaTek processor, paired with Mali-T720 MP1 GPU, 1GB RAM and 16GB internal storage (expandable up to 32GB via microSD card). It runs Android Oreo 8.1 (Go edition), supports dual-SIM (Nano) cards in hybrid configuration and packs 2,400mAh battery.
Camera specs, connectivity options and onboard sensors
Both on the rear and front, the Spice F311 gets a 5-megapixel camera with autofocus and LED flash. In terms of connectivity options, you get 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS/A-GPS, Micro-USB, and 3.5mm headphone jack. Sensors onboard the phone include ambient light, gravity, and proximity sensors. Notably, its rear-mounted fingerprint sensor can also be customized to click photos, answer/record calls, and access select applications.
Android Go is an optimized OS for low-end phones
The Android Go operating system (OS) by Google is an optimized version of the latest Android Oreo OS which is specially designed for low-configuration smartphones. It runs the Lite version of several Google apps, which load faster, use less data and take up less space.