QMobile A1, the very first Android One phone in Pakistan, is now available for purchase. Android One was an initiative launched by Google a couple of years back to bring more people to Android with budget-friendly smartphones that run the latest Android software version. So far, Android One devices have been launched in India, Indonesia, Sri Lanka, Philippines, Turkey etc. and now in Pakistan as well.
We haven’t yet had a hands-on with the QMobile A1, but will do so very soon and do a complete review on how this phone stacks up with rest of the low-end Android phones. Google works with local phone manufacturers for this Android One initiative, and QMobile being one of the most selling smartphone brands, it wouldn’t have made sense if Google went with another OEM.
QMobile A1 is now available in stores for just Rs. 11,500. This includes a 4.5-inch display screen, 1.3 GHz quadcore processor, 1GB RAM, dual-SIM support, 1700 mAh battery and a 5 megapixels camera. The most important part is that it runs Android 5.1.1 Lollipop, and being part of the Android One project, QMobile A1 will continue getting latest Android updates for up to 2 years — Android M will be coming to this phone as well. This will make this phone the only one in the market to have regular software updates in this price range in Pakistan.
The next smartphone manufacturer to bring out an Android One smartphone could be Rivo — just a guess from us. But nevertheless, we are glad Google has pushed out the Android One smartphone in Pakistan that will only put up competition for other OEMs to launch better Android phones with regular software updates.