The smartphone will be available for $250/€185 off contract
The Indian smartphone market is flooded with budget-friendly handsets on a weekly basis, but from time to time, some mid- and high-end devices are making their way onto shelves.Last week, Micromax and Karbonn Indian handset makers announced new mid-range smartphones that would make it to the market in the following days.
iBall is the third native company that is trying to bring a better-featured Android phone on the Indian market, the Andi 4.5Q.
According to AndroidOS, iBall Andi 4.5Q will be available for purchase in the next few days for only Rs 13,400 outright, which is about $250 or €185.
At first glance, iBall Andi 4.5Q might seem a bit too expensive for an emerging market, but it offers pretty neat features.
First of all, the smartphone ships with Android 4.1 Jelly Bean operating system out of the box. Moreover, Andi 4.5Q is powered by a 1 GHz dual-core processor and packs a large 4.5-inch qHD capacitive touchscreen display that supports 540 x 960 pixels resolution.
Unfortunately, the device embeds only 512MB of RAM and 4GB of internal memory. The low amount of RAM might be the only downside, although in order to add 1GB RAM, iBall might have had to price the Andi 4.5Q a bit higher.
Anyway, those who purchase iBall’s Andi 4.5Q will be able to further expand storage up to 32GB via microSD memory card. It is also worth mentioning that the device comes with dual-SIM connectivity, which is a mandatory feature for the Indian market.
The smartphone also sports an impressive 8-megapixel rear photo snapper with autofocus, LED flash and video recording, as well as a secondary front-facing camera for video calls.
Last but not least, iBall Andi 4.5Q drains energy from a high-capacity 2050 mAh Li-Ion battery, which has yet to be rated by the manufacturer. Stay tuned for more updates on the matter.