Google always does a collaboration with other brands (like HTC, LG) to make a dope smartphone every year either it is a Pixel or Nexus. Well, they have another series running on the parallel called as Android One which was not so successful in India in the past and it aims to provide a bang for the buck device.
Well, this time Google has done a collaboration with a Chinese brand “ Sharp “ and has announced a new Android One Smartphone, the “Sharp X1”
It is priced at JPY 70,524 (approx $625 / Rs. 40,300), and its availability is only limited to Japan and became the costliest Android One Smartphone of all the time. This time they had added some cool new things too like the IP68 certification making it Water and Dust Resistant! And it will be available in White, Dark Purple and Mint Green Color options
It has a 5.3-inch IGZO LCD display (1920×1080) and is powered by the newly announced Snapdragon 435 Chipset which is an octa-core chipset (1.4Ghz) coupled with Adreno 505 GPU. This device has 3GB of RAM and 32GB of internal storage that can be expandable up to additional 256GB via MicroSD card slot and comes with Android Nougat 7.1.1 out of the box (totally stock). And being an Android One device, the brand guarantees the updates for next 24 months.
There is a 16.4 MP of Camera on the Rear with hybrid autofocus and LED flash and an 8 MP shooter on the front. The form factor design in like a Pixel Phone but the fingerprint sensor is on the front. It is backed by a 3,900mAh non-removable battery that also supports fast charging! According to the brand, the battery on this device can give up to 25 hours of talk time and lasts up to 885 hours on standby mode.
All basic things today like 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.2, GPS, NFC, 3.5mm Audio port, and USB Type-C port are present here. And this device weighs 169 grams (152 x 74 x 8.9 mm).
Well, the main aim of Android one was to prove a bang for the buck device but at this price point, the specs seem to be not too great as they are going with Snapdragon 435. There are other phones with much better specs under this price point to buy( in case you are willing to buy this phone) like the OnePlus 5, OnePlus 3T etc..
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