Have you heard about “Vodafone Smart”? It is essentially a low cost Android smartphone which was launched in Europe few months back. And now it seems that Vodafone plans to bring it to India and enter the “Cheap Android Smartphone” race giving likes of Micromax and others some competition in that category.
According to androidos blog, the Vodafone smart will cost in the range of 6000 to 7000 rupees and given the specs, Vodafone Smart does have potential to make headway in low cost smartphone market which has been growing quite aggressively over past year or so.
Vodafone Smart comes with Android 2.2, 528 MHz ARM processor, 2.8 inch QVGA capacitive display, 2MP camera, aGPS, HSDPA and Bluetooth 2.1.
Generally, phones in this range have resistive screens, but VOdafone Smart has capacitive which is definitely a plus !
Full Specifications (Via gsmarena)
|GENERAL||2G Network||GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900|
|3G Network||HSDPA 2100|
|Status||Available. Released 2011, June|
|SIZE||Dimensions||103.8 x 56.8 x 12.6 mm|
|DISPLAY||Type||TFT capacitive touchscreen, 256K colors|
|Size||240 x 320 pixels, 2.8 inches|
|– Accelerometer sensor for auto-rotate
– Proximity sensor
|SOUND||Alert types||Vibration, MP3 ringtones|
|MEMORY||Phonebook||Practically unlimited entries and fields, Photocall|
|Call records||Practically unlimited|
|Internal||130 MB storage|
|Card slot||microSD, up to 32GB, buy memory|
|DATA||GPRS||Class 10 (4+1/3+2 slots), 32 – 48 kbps|
|EDGE||Class 10, 236.8 kbps|
|3G||HSDPA, 3.6 Mbps|
|WLAN||Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g, Wi-Fi hotspot|
|Bluetooth||Yes v2.1 with A2DP|
|USB||Yes, microUSB v2.0|
|CAMERA||Primary||2 MP, 1600×1200 pixels|
|FEATURES||OS||Android OS, v2.2 (Froyo)|
|CPU||528 MHz ARM 11 processor, Adreno 200 GPU, Qualcomm MSM7225 chipset|
|Messaging||SMS(threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Mail, IM|
|Radio||Stereo FM radio with RDS|
|Colors||White, Black, custom graphic designs|
|GPS||Yes, with A-GPS support|
|Java||Yes, via Java MIDP emulator|
|– Vodafone Music
– Digital compass
– Google Search, Maps, Gmail, Talk
– MP3/WMA/eAAC+ player
– MP4/H.263/H.264 player
– Photo viewer/editor
– Voice memo/dial/commands
– Predictive text input (Swype)
Vodafone Smart is essentially a rebranded Huawei device, similar to many other android phones launched by Indian Phone manufacturers as well.