Spice Mobile has partnered with Snapdeal.com for online sales of Spice Dream Uno H -- India's first Android One Hindi smartphone.
Snapdeal will be the exclusive online partner for their Hindi version of Android One smartphone. According to Spice, Dream Uno H has been especially designed for the 300 million Hindi- speaking people in the country. This apart, the phone will also be available across all mobile retail shops and Spice Hotspot stores in the country.
Spice Dream Uno H features -- for the first time ever -- a complete Hindi keyboard, voice input along with Hindi versions of popular Google products such as Android OS, Chrome, Search, YouTube and Google Maps among other popular applications.
The dual SIM 3G smartphone device is powered with a 1.3 GHz quadcore processor, runs on 4.4.4 Kitkat OS and will soon get the latest Android Lollipop update. With a 4.5-inch IPS display and expandable storage capacity of 32GB, the phone is expected to deliver decent multimedia experience.
Commenting on the announcement, Prashant Bindal, CEO, Spice Mobility Ltd, said, "We are delighted to partner with Snapdeal to offer India's first truly Hindi smartphone Spice Dream Uno H to a larger audience across the country through the online channel in addition to the retail channel. With this phone, we want to empower the 300 million Hindi-speaking people in the country with the power of internet in their hands."
Tony Navin, senior vice-president (Electronics and Home) Snapdeal.com, said, "In a diverse country like ours where only 200 million people can read, write or understand English, there is a strong need for phones like the Spice Dream Uno H which offer consumers the comfort of using a smartphone in their own language. We are positive that there will be a great response to this phone among Hindi-speaking consumers."
The device comes equipped with a 1,700 mAh Li-polymer battery offering a claimed standby time of up to 160 hrs and a talk time of up to 1020 min (2G) and up to 620 min (3G). Spice Android One Hindi also features exclusive Hindi applications such as Aajtak, Sony live, Hungama, Spice Cloud, Google Translate and Google Hindi Input and is available at ₹ 6,499.