Salora International Limited’s smartphone brand, Arya has launched its latest entry level smartphone- Arya A1 Plus in India. This smartphone is powered by 1.3 GHz Mediateck MT6582 Quad-Core processor with Mali-400MP GPU and runs on Android 4.4.2 KitKat operating system. It features a 4.5-inch (11.4 centimeters) qHD IPS OGS capacitive touchscreen (960 x 540 pixel resolution).
On imaging front, it sports a 5 mega pixel rear camera with flash, auto focus and 2 mega pixel front facing camera which is quite good for taking selfies and making video calls. It entails 1 GB RAM and 8 GB internal memory which is expandable up to 32 GB and packs a 2000 mAH lithium-ion battery. It includes 3G, WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0 and GPS as connectivity options. Weighing just 145 grams, this phone has dimensions of 13.3 x 1 x 6.6 cm.
Specifications of Arya A1 Plus
- CPU: 1.3GHz Mediateck MT6582 Quad-Core processor
- GPU: MaLi-400MP
- Operating System: Android 4.4.2 KitKat
- Display: 4.5 inch qHD IPS
- Rear Camera: 5 mega pixel
- Front Camera: 2 mega pixel
- RAM: 1 GB
- ROM: 8 GB (Expandable up to 32 GB)
- Battery: 2000 mAh lithium-ion
- Dimensions: 13.3 x 1 x 6.6 cm
- Weight: 145 grams
- Connectivity: 3G, WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0 and GPS
According to the company, the after sales support of this smartphone will be provided by Salora service network from SILCARE, which has over 250 service centers across 189 cities in India.
This budget smartphone will compete with Obi Alligator S454 and Moto E.
Obi Alligator S454 which is priced around Rs. 1000 more than the Arya smartphone, is powered by 1.3 GHz MediaTek MT6582 processor, runs on Android 4.4.2 operating system. This phone features a with 4.5 inch (540×960 resolution) display. It comes with 1GB RAM and 8 GB ROM (Expandable up to 32 GB via microSD card). It sports an 8 mega pixel rear camera, 2 mega pixel front facing camera and packs a 1600 mAh battery.
Moto E on the other hand features a 4.3 inch LCD display and comes with 1.2 GHz Dual Core Snapdragon processor, runs on Android 4.4 KitKat operating system. It has a 5 mega pixel primary camera and packs a 1980 mAh battery.
Although these rival smartphones come with almost similar features as that of Arya A1 Plus, yet Arya A1 has an upper hand to out due the competition with its lower price which makes it a pretty good deal for buyers.
Price and Availability
This value for money smartphone offering from Arya is available for pre-order and will go on sale starting from 13th December 2013, exclusively through Amazon.in at an impressive affordable price tag of Rs. 5,499/- in Black color option.
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