Bangladesh based smartphone manufacturer Symphony launches Android One A50
Bangladesh based smartphone manufacturer Symphony launches Android One A50Symphony

In order to spear-head the budget smartphone market, Google launched their Android One initiative in the beginning of this year. In the initiative, the search engine giant signed a contract with three Indian mobile phone manufacturers - Micromax, Spice and Karbonn for bringing low-cost Android-based handsets.

As part of the initiative, all the three companies launched one Android handset each with similar hardware specifications bundled with stock Google experience. With the launch, Google announced to make the OS update available as soon as possible to all the smartphones belonging to the series.

Though the Android One series of handsets are still about to receive the Android 5.0 Lollipop update, Google has announced to launch the Android One series of handsets for the price-conscious consumers in Sri Lanka, Nepal and Bangladesh. It will also be launched soon in Pakistan, Indonesia, Singapore and Taiwan as well.

Named Symphony A50, the new Android handset is expected to feature similar configuration of the previous Android One smartphones - Spice Dream Uno H, Karbonn Sparkle V and Micromax Canvas A1.

All of them features similar 4.5-inch FWGA display, Quad-Core MT6582 SoC, 1GB RAM, Dual SIM support and stock Android Kitkat 4.4.4.

Significantly, the Android One series of handsets didn't taste the expected success due to some cheaper competitor smartphones like Xiaomi Redmi 1S and Moto E. Spice has recently announced a new Hindi version of the Spice Dream Uno H to impress the 300 million Hindi speaking people in India.

Though Nexus and most other significant flagship devices have already received Android 5.0 Lollipop update, no Android One handsets has received it yet.