Olive Telecom in its event today has launched its first Android phone – OliveSmart. The phone will be launched with Google’s latest OS Gingerbread. OliveSmart’s exact price is not revealed but it will be south of Rs. 20000. At that price, OliveSmart will become a compelling choice in the phalanx of Android phones in 20K-30K range.
OliveSmart is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 1 GHz processor which gives Olive Smart entry to the exclusive Gigahertz club. The phone has a 4.1 inch TFT screen, 5 megapixel camera and a VGA camera in the front. OliveSmart comes with 2GB internal memory and can be expanded to 32 GB. All the connectivity options – 3G, WiFi, Bluetooth, USB and GPS are on-board. Zenga will bring LiveTV to Olivesmart. WiFi hotspot is in-built on the phone.
Everything else being equal, the key specs which differentiate OliveSmart are these : 1 GHz processor, dual cameras, Gingerbread and 4.1 inch screen. And yes the price which is in the sub-20K range could hit a sweet spot for many Android fans waiting to get their hands on it.
Olive has a winner in OliveSmart
Time and again, Olive proves to be a company worth watching for its product launches. It launched country’s first Android tablet, and now country’s first HSPA+ phone powered by Gingerbread.
OliveSmart is the cheapest Gigahertz phone on the circuit. It competes with the likes of HTC Desire, HTC Desire HD, HTC Mozart and HTC HD7. Mozart and Desire HD are equipped by a 8 megapixel camera whereas OliveSmart is equipped with 5 megapixel. As they say, it’s not the megapixel which count but the actual quality of the picture. We would never know that unless we use the phone.
Screen size of OliveSmart is 4.1 inch and there could be fans for phones with bigger screens. There aren’t many big screen phones available in India and Dell Streak is the biggest we have. HTC Desire HD and HTC HD7 are the only two phones which have a better screen size than OliveSmart. Both have a screen size of 4.3 inches. Yet both HD7 and Desire HD are priced in the 27K price range. And none of them have a front-facing camera.
If OliveSmart is priced in the sub-2oK range, it would be the best touch screen phone to be picked up ahead of HTC HD7 and HTC Desire HD. Probably ahead of Dell Streak too. I repeat, Olive has a winner in OliveSmart.
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