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Spice Announces Their First Phablet For India, The Stellar Pinnacle MI 530

January 30, 2013 - Written By Joe Levin

Earlier this morning S Mobility Limited out of India officially announced the launch of the Stellar Pinnacle MI 530. This handset signals the Spice Company’s (Completely different from the US Cable channel) attempt to enter the world of “Phablets” with the phone’s large 5.3 inch qHD IPS display.

The Stellar Pinnacle MI 530 will be offering some pretty good specs but nothing too Earth shattering for most Android enthusiasts, however it is a decent enough device that it should not be overlooked. In fact the main selling point of this device is not the specifications at all, it’s a unique user interface. The Stellar Pinnacle is promising such features (or gimmicks) as USB OTG, Pop-up play, Flip to Mute, Intelligent Answer, Direct Call, Gesture Screen Lock, Hi Connect, Boot Acceleration & Power Saving Mode.

Commenting on the launch, T M Ramakrishnan, CEO Devices, S Mobility said, “We have invested heavily in the research and development of the Stellar Pinnacle MI 530 to offer a superlative user experience and are confident that this premium product from Spice will set new standards in the industry.”

Coming in at Rs 13,999 (US $260), here are the key stats on the Spice Stellar Pinnacle MI 530:

  • 5.3-inch qHD IPS display
  • 1.2GHz dual-core processor
  • 1GB RAM
  • 16GB internal storage, expandable up to 32GB via microSD
  • 8-megapixel rear auto focus camera
  • 5-megapixel front auto focus camera
  • Wi-Fi, 3G/HSPA, Bluetooth 4.0, GPS
  • 2,550mAh Li-ion battery
  • dual-SIM service (3G+3G)
  • Android 4.0 (with Jelly Bean to follow)

Additionally, in what’s shaping up to be a busy day for the company they also announced a lower end device that does warrant a quick mention. This device called Stellar Nhance MI 435 and has a smaller  4-inch 800×480 pixel resolution screen. Available today for Rs. 7,199 (US $135), this is basically a starter smartphone for those new to the platform.

Other key stats for the Nhance MI 435 are as follows:

  • 4-inch 800×480 pixel resolution screen
  • 8-megapixel rear camera with fixed focus
  • 5x digital zoom and a 1.3-megapixel front camera
  • dual-SIM service (3G+3G)
  • 1GHz dual-core processor
  • 512MB RAM
  • 4GB of internal storage, expandable up to 32GB via microSD
  • Wi-Fi, 3G, Bluetooth, USB and GPRS
  • 1,500mAh battery
  • Android 4.0

Any of our International readers planning on getting one of these devices? Let us know in the comments.