Google brings Android One to Thailand with the i-mobile iQ II
Update: Google has now announced the expansion to India on its blog.
Google continues its roll-out of Android One devices in Asia today, with the launch of i-mobile’s iQ II in Thailand. This is the first Android One smartphone to be available in Thailand and costs 4,444 THB (roughly $126 USD).
The i-mobile iQ II has a 5-inch 1280 x 720 resolution display, an 8MP rear camera, 2,500mAh battery and 16GB internal storage with the option to expand up to 32GB. What’s more, it has dual-SIM support, 1GB RAM and a 2MP front facing camera.
As an Android One phone, the i-mobile iQ II combines hardware that’s been tested by Google with the latest version of Android (Lollipop 5.1.1). Android Lollipop offers Google’s new Material Design interface, up to 2x better performance, a battery saver feature, and smarter notifications.
For those unaware, the program is intended to create high quality, affordable smartphones for developing markets using readily available parts to keep cost down. Most recently, Google announced that a new generation of hardware, in the form of the Lava Pixel V1 is making its way to the original Android One market: India. Other countries have also recently been introduced to Android One, including Pakistan and Myanmar.
Customers in Thailand can buy the phone direct from i-mobilephone.com in black or white.