lava_pixel_v1_officialGoogle’s Android One handsets were designed for emerging markets in mind. To a certain extent we suppose you could call them affordable versions of the Nexus handsets, and if you’re curious as to what Google has been up to with their Android One devices, wonder no more. Google has officially announced their second-gen Android One handsets over in India.

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Like we said the Android One devices are meant for emerging markets such as India so its launch in the country isn’t too surprising. The handset was also built in collaboration with Lava, a local Indian OEM which resulted in a device called the Pixel V1 and it is priced at a very affordable $176.84 (after conversion).

Naturally its specs aren’t much to shout about, but for $176 it isn’t too shabby. For starters it will sport a 5.5-inch 720p HD display. It is a definite step-up compared to previous Android One devices. It is also powered by a 1.3GHz quad-core MediaTek processor with 2GB of RAM, 32GB of storage that can be expanded via microSD, and will run Android 5.1.1 Lollipop out of the box.

It will also sport a 13MP rear-facing camera with a BSI sensor and an f/2.0 aperture, and an 8MP front-facing f/2.4 camera, along with a 2,650mAh battery, 3G, WiFi, and Bluetooth connectivity.

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