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Indigenous smartphone maker Spice launched yet another budget smartphone, Stellar Mettle Icon Mi-506 in India with a price tag of ₹6,999.

Spice Stellar Mettle Icon Mi-506,a dual-SIM (GSM+GSM) 3G smartphone sports 5-inch FWVGA capacitive display with 854 x 480 pixels resolution and is powered by 1.3 GHz dual-core processor paired with Mali 400 graphics processor and 512MB RAM. It packs 4GB internal storage, which is further expandable by upto 32 GB with microSD card and comes equipped with 8-megapixel main camera with LED flash on the back and 1.3-megapixel secondary camera on the front.

"Spice has been the enabler for its consumers to dream big. Taking the idea forward is this new product from the Spice stable that gives its consumers the sheer visual pleasure of watching media content and internet browsing on a large 5inch screen, the most desired upgradable screen size for today's consumers," NDTV Gadgets quoted T M Ramakrishnan, CEO - Devices, Spice Retail Limited.

On the connectivity front, the smartphone supports Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, GPS/A-GPS, and GPRS/EDGE and the device comes loaded with 1,800mAh battery, which claims more than 11 hours of talktime on 2G, 5 and a half hours on 3G and upto up to 227 hours standby time. The smartphone runs on Android 4.2 (Jelly Bean) OS and hosts features like Pop-up Play, Intelligent Answer, Flip to Mute, and Direct Call.

The Spice Stellar Mettle Icon Mi-506 smartphone is currently available for purchase at the e-retailer Saholic and other retailers.

Recently, Spice launched a new Android handset dubbed Smart Flo Poise Mi 451 in India, which flaunts a 4.5-inch display and is powered by a dual-core 1.3GHz processor paired with 512MB of RAM. The Smart Flo Poise offers 4GB of internal storage, 3.2-megapixel primary camera with LED flash and a 1.3-megapixel front-facing camera. On the connectivity front, the Smart Flo Poise Mi-451 supports features like Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPRS, EDGE and Micro-USB and the handset comes loaded with 1450 mAh battery.

Key specifications of Spice Stellar Mettle Icon Mi-506

Model Spice Stellar Mettle Icon Mi-506
Display 5-inch FWVGA capacitive display with 854 x 480 pixels resolution
OS Android 4.2 (Jelly Bean) OS
Processor 1.3 GHz dual-core processor
GPU Mali 400 graphics processor
Storage capacity 512MB4GB, expandable up to 32GB
Camera 8-megapixel main camera with LED flash1.3-megapixel front-facing camera
Battery  1,800 mAh;Talktime: 11 hours (2G)

5 and a half hours (3G)

Standbytime: 227 hours

Add-ons Wi-Fi, GPS/A-GPS, and GPRS/EDGE