India's First Android Go Smartphone Lava Z50 Launched : Specifications, Price

Doug Carpenter
March 2, 2018

So, now, Google has rolled out Android Oreo (Go Edition).

Nevertheless, the Nokia 8 Sirocco, as HMD Global presented it, still has its roots from the original Nokia 8 smartphone.

The banana phone will cost 79 Euros (around £69/$95 converted) and the Nokia 1 price is $85 (£61 converted) so depending on final prices for markets, it could even be cheaper but that probably won't be the case. Well, this is nit the price of Nokia 1 in India.

Both Nokia and Blackberry are brands that were previously quite dominant in the smartphone industry, but they've had trouble as of late in securing any significant portion of the smartphone market.

It should be pointed out that at the time of writing, Alcatel had yet to mention specifically when, and if any of its new phones and tablets will be coming to Malaysia. The Nokia 1 has a smooth plastic shell and a pebble-like shape that fits nicely in the hand. Both have 16GB of internal storage with up to 32GB of microSD support, a 5MP selfie camera, and runs on Android Oreo. However, the fingerprint reader, which is located below the Nokia 8 screen, can now be seen at the rear side of the Sirocco variant. The phone comes with the ability to use Xpress - on two-tone exchangeable covers. They make Android on entry-level devices feel like they're not broken, and that's huge when you consider the fact that for a huge percentage of the world, their first taste of Android will be on more affordable devices.

While the Galaxy S9 might be grabbing all the headlines, TCL-owned Alcatel has quietly revealed some of MWC's most interesting phones, with new flagship the Alcatel 5 Series joined by one of the world's first Android Go phones, the Alcatel 1 Series.

The new operating system is exclusively focused on optimizing the performance power entry-level smartphones that are not packed with impressive hardware parts like Qualcomm's Snapdragon 845 processor. Customers still have access to the Google Play Store.

The Android 8.1 Oreo (Go edition) running device comes with a 4.5-inch FWVGA (480x854 pixels) display along with 2.5D Corning Gorilla Glass protection on top. So rather than normal Google apps, such as Google Maps, Google Assistant, Gmail and YouTube, Lava Z50 comes preloaded with their elective light apps, such as, Maps Go, Assistant Go, Gmail Go and YouTube Go, separately. But as our rigorous lab tests prove time and time again, you don't always need to spend big for a capable mobile phone. The intelligent camera intuitively switches from portrait mode to wide-angle mode when it detects more than two faces in the shot.

The GM8 features a 5.7-inch 18:9 IPS "full vision" display with a slightly-above 720p resolution (accounting for the move from 16:9 to 18:9 - its called HD+).

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