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Android One finally forays into Europe

Android One Turkey

Google has teamed up with General Mobile to bring Android One to Turkey, thus officially commencing the European launch. The handset is slightly more advanced than Android One phones we’ve seen in the market since last year.

It packs a 5 inch 720p display, a 13-megapixel camera on the back, a 5-megapixel front camera, a 1.2 GHz quad core Snapdragon 410 SoC, Android 5.1 Lollipop and 4G LTE connectivity.

The handset is priced at 699 Turkish Lira ($262), which is an attractive price tag for a device of this caliber. Corning’s new Gorilla Glass 4 panel covers the smartphone, so the company has made sure that the device is packing the latest hardware. Given that the manufacturer is limited to just Turkey, we don’t think it will make its way out of the country.

But we expect more manufacturers to follow suit in order to bring the handset to other European countries. The advantage of owning an Android One device is the promise of software updates for two years. This is a luxury that is only enjoyed by Nexus devices.

Our goal with Android One is to empower more people to do great things with the internet by putting a high-quality, up-to-date smartphone into their hands,” Google mentioned in a statement.

Source: Google Turkey

Via: The Verge