Google has teamed up with local Turkish OEM General Mobile to launch its second generation Android One handset in the country.
The General Mobile Android One smartphone is significantly better than the Android One handsets that Google has launched in India and other Asian countries until now. The handset comes with a 5-inch 720p display that is protected by Corning’s Gorilla Glass 4, a quad-core Snapdragon 410 processor, 2GB RAM, LTE connectivity, a 13MP rear shooter and a 5MP front-facing camera.
The handset will be running on Android 5.1 out of the box, and is guaranteed to receive Android updates for the next two years.
For comparison, the first-generation Android One handsets sold in India come with a WVGA screen, 1GB RAM and a 5MP rear camera. They were, however, significantly less costlier ($100) than the General Mobile Android One handset that roughly costs $260.
The General Mobile Android One smartphone will be available for purchase in Turkey from May 15 for 699 Turkish lira.[Via Android One]