Cherry Mobile Unveils A New Android One Handset, The G1

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Google has launched their Android One project last year, but the results were not as good as they expected. What is Android One? Well, that’s basically a program in which Google partners up with OEMs in order for them to manufacture a device which will run stock Android OS. This gives Google the control over software, and it’s also worth mentioning that these devices are extremely affordable, and available in developing markets. The first three Android One handsets were unveiled in India, and a number of additional markets followed. The latest Android One handset to launch is the i-mobile IQ II which launched in Thailand, and Lava Pixel v1 was announced at the end of last month in India.

That being said, Google has partnered up with Cherry Mobile in the Phillippines in order to announce the Cherry Mobile G1 handset. This device sports a 5-inch 720p (1280 x 720) IPS display (Dragontrail Glass protection included) along with 2GB of RAM and 16GB of internal storage. The device is powered by the Snapdragon 410 64-bit quad-core SoC clocked at 1.2GHz, and offers 4G LTE connectivity (Cat.4). The 13-megapixel shooter (+dual LED, dual tone flash) is available on the back of Cherry Mobile G1, and the 5-megapixel shooter can be found on its front side. The 2,500mAh battery is also a part of this package, and Android 5.1 Lollipop comes pre-installed here.

If you take a look at the device, you’ll notice that its design isn’t specifically fancy, it looks quite industrial all around, just like the majority of Android One handsets. Both the power / lock and volume rocker buttons are located on the right-hand side of this phone, and there are no capacitive buttons available on its body as you can see. If you’d like to take a closer look at this phone, check out the embedded video down below. How much does this thing cost? Well, like every other Android One device, it’s very affordable. The Cherry Mobile G1 is priced at the equivalent of $128 in the Phillippines. There you have it folks, this is the new Android One handset.