Quickly after Android One was made available in Myanmar under Cherry Mobile and the first Android One phone in Europe rolling out in Turkey last May, Google has finally made the entry-level Android platform available in Pakistan. The QMobile A1 smartphone is the first Android One in the country and it’s now up for sale at several retail stores across Pakistan.
This new smartphone already runs Android 5.1.1 Lollipop and boasts of Material Design, a battery saving mode, quicker access to data controls, smarter notifications, and twice the speed and performance.
Specs include a 4.5-inch IPS FWGA display screen, 8GB internal dtorage, 1GB RAM, microSD card slot, unknown 1.3GHz quad-core SoC, 3G connectivity, WiFi, dual-SIM support, 5MP AF Camera with LED Flash, 2MP front-facing camera, and a 1,700mAh battery. All these and more for only $113 or 11,500 PKR in Pakistan. That’s very cheap for a basic Android One smartphone but don’t expect it to connect to any 4G/LTE network.
The QMobile A1 is an entry-level Android One smartphone but it already runs Android 5.1 Lollipop. That’s one edge of those in Pakistan–they can get a taste of Android Lollipop while it’s taking other countries, phone manufacturers, and even mobile carriers to bring the sweet platform to several Android phones in the market today.