The second string of Android One smartphones made by Lava are said to be launching in India on July 14. It will likely be priced at Rs 12,000.
When the first batch of Android One smartphones came out in September last year, it was totally conceptualised by Google. There was no involvement of the Indian OEMs in case of design and development. But, the second gen Android One has been manufactured in collaboration with Lava and MediaTek on both the hardware and software side. The new smartphone will have improved specifications (mid-range) and also an optimized OS (Android Lollipop) with applications and services co-developed by Google and Lava, according to a report by Economic Times.
If we take a look at the reported specs on the upcoming Android One phone, it will come with a 5-inch display, powered by a MediaTek SoC along with 2 GB of RAM. The OS will have subtle changes and tweaks which has been developed in collaboration between Lava and Google.