Spice Stellar Mi-495 phone launched – Price and details

Spice Telecom, familiar as Spice mobile’s one of the leading mobile handset manufacturer has launched a new mobile phone in it’s Stellar Series as,”Spice Stellar MI-495″ in the Indian market. Spice Communications Limited is now a subsidiary of Mumbai based Idea Cellular Ltd (an Aditya Birla group company)Idea Cellular owns more than 80% equity in Spice Communications.

Spice Stellar Mi-495 is featured with 4.5 inch TFT LCD Capacitive touchscreen display with 960×540 pixels resolution. This device will run on Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich Operating System powered with a Dual Core Processor clocked at 1 Ghz. Dealing with it’s Storage specifications, this device comes with 512 MB RAM, 4 GB of internal storage of which 1GB for apps and 1.55 GB as internal storage which can be extendable upto 32 GB via microSD support. Highlighting it’s Connectivity features, this device supports 3G (HSDPA), 2G, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0, Micro USB, 3.5mm jack and GPS with A-GPS. Symbolizing towards the Photography, this device offers 8MEGAPIXEL rear camera with LED flash, enabling the user to capture bright pictures and 1.3MP front camera.

Mr. Dilip Modi, Co-Founder & Group COO, Spice Group said: “The launch reflects our belief in constant innovation and customer delight. Having created the fast evolving segment of Dual-SIM phones in the country, we are glad to offer these technologically advanced and stylish smartphones to our customers, thereby expanding our 3G devices portfolio. We believe the potential demand of fully-loaded 3G smartphones at an aggressive price point will now fuel the aspirations of the young and first time customers. Since demand of data services ‘on-the-go’ is rising faster than ever, we see an opportunity to stamp our dominance in this segment.”

Stellar Virtuoso is only 9.4mm thick and is being touted by the company as the slimmest smartphone by any of the Indian handset market. Spice is offering a free leather cover and a screen guard, worth Rs. 1,000 along with this smartphone. In terms of Power, this device comes with 1700 mAh battery that supports 6 hours talk-time and a battery back-up of 200 hours. The Price of the Spice Stellar Virtuso Mi-495 is Rs 10,499.

Mr.T M Ramakrishnan, CEO – Devices, S Mobility said, “We have priced our handsets affordably to ensure rapid uptake by both – 2G users wishing to upgrade to 3G, and existing 3G users – especially in the metros which are traditional strongholds of Spice. The aim is to dominate the key markets across the country with higher penetration in the semi-urban areas. We are offering the best technology at a price point which will be a delight to the customer. We have launched these Smartphones to concede to the demand of the utilization of the next generation 3G services. Our focus on consumer experience has been compulsive and keeping in line with the same, we have brought in the dual core processor with Quadcore Graphics in the tablet segment and the smart & sleekly designed Virtuoso smartphone.”

With such companion already available in the market it will be interesting to see how tech folks will respond to this Smartphone.

Stay tuned for more updates.

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