The G1 is the Latest Android One Smartphone in the Phillippines


The Philippines has been one of a handful of countries that had the first generation of Android One devices. With newer Android One devices with much better specifications and revised price points showing up in several other countries that also got Android One smartphones, the Philippines is having its moment thanks to Google’s partner, Cherry Mobile.

The carrier has launched a new Android One smartphone named the G1. Selling for an equivalent of $128, the G1 is expected to be one of the first Android devices, after the Nexus line of course, to get Android M when it is finally ready for the market.

Cherry Mobile G1

Here are the specifications of the Cherry Mobile G1:

  • Display: 5 inch HD (720p) IPS protected by Dragontrail glass
  • Camera: 13 MP main camera (dual LED, dual tone flash); 5 MP front-facing camera
  • Memory: 16 GB internal storage; 2 GB RAM
  • Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 clocked at 1.2 GHz
  • Operating System: Android 5.1.1
  • Battery: 2500 mAh
  • Network: 3G, 4G LTE

While we’ve heard from a Google executive of the company’s plans to introduce $50 smartphones in order to be able to reach out to an even larger chunk of the Indian smartphone market we are yet to know if the same will be the case in other markets where Android One devices have been available over the last one year like Bangladesh, Pakistan, Myanmar, Turkey, Indonesia, Thailand and others.

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Emmanuel writes on mobile hardware, software and platforms.


    • Google has been very precise about this, test it with an emerging market that’s large enough to take the test on it’s own, that’s why India is important. Once they have market proof that it’s a good product they scale it to others. But yes, it would be a good thing in this market.

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