HOMTOM has just announced a brand new handset, and this phone actually ships with Android Go version of Android. The name of the device is Android C1 Android Go version, and needless to say, this is an entry-level handset. This phone is made out of metal, its power / lock, volume up and volume down buttons are located on the left, while its SIM card tray sits on the right. A rear-facing fingerprint scanner is also included in the package, while the device sports two vertically-aligned cameras on the back, while an LED flash is placed in-between them. HOMTOM’s logo is included on the back of the phone, while the device’s display sports rounded corners.
The HOMTOM C1 Android Go version is fueled by the MediaTek MT6580A 64-bit octa-core processor, while it includes 1GB of RAM and 16GB of expandable storage (expandable up to 128GB via a microSD card). A 5.5-inch HD (1280 x 640) IPS display is included on the phone’s front side, while a 3,000mAh battery is also a part of this package, and it is not removable. 13 and 2-megapixel cameras sit on the back of the HOMTOM C1 Android Go version, while a single 8-megapixel camera is included on the phone’s front side. Bluetooth 4.0 is also a part of this package, while the phone comes with two SIM card slots, we’re looking at a hybrid dual SIM setup, which means that you can utilize the second SIM card slot in order to expand the phone’s storage using a microSD card. The HOMTOM C1 Android Go version measures 145.4 x 70.2 x 9.3mm, while it weighs 177.3 grams.
Considering that this is an Android Go handset, it comes with Android Go version of Android, which is optimized for lower-end smartphones, and it comes with a number of ‘Go’ apps out of the box, which are noticeably lighter than regular apps. We’re looking at Gmail Go, YouTube Go, Files Go, and so on. The device doesn’t seem to be available to purchase just yet, but it will be soon, and the company will probably reveal its price tag in the near future as well.