Spice Devices, a sub-brand of Transsion Holdings has launched a new smartphone, the Spice V801 in India today. The company has brought the device at a competitive price of Rs. 7,999 and it will be available for purchase starting today.
Specifications wise, the Spice V801 features a 5-inch HD display with 720×1280 resolution and 2.5D curved glass layered on top. The phone is powered by a quad-core MediaTek processor (unspecified) paired with Mali T720 GPU. It offers 3GB of RAM and 16GB internal storage which is further expandable up to 32GB via microSD card. All of these is backed by a 2700mAh battery which company claims will offer uninterrupted usage and standby time of up to 270 hours. On the software, it runs Android 7.0 Nougat out-of-the-box.
As for the optics, the Spice V801 accompanies an 8-megapixel front and rear camera with LED flash. The rear camera comes with advanced imaging technology and f/2.0 aperture. The front camera meanwhile offers a Beauty mode, Face mask and more.
In terms of design, the smartphone blends a glossy and smooth matte finish and a patterned texture. A streak of gold runs in the middle dividing the patterned texture and glossy finish. The Spice V801 has a circular fingerprint sensor at the back that will let unlock the device in just 0.1 seconds. The fingerprint sensor will also enable to call with a click, access to favourite app instantly with customization. The power button and volume rockers are located on the right edge of the device.
The dual-SIM smartphone supports 4G VoLTE and includes Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0, FM Radio, 3.5mm headphone jack and GPS under its connectivity suite. The Spice V801 offers dual apps feature that lets user to use two different social media accounts, including WhatsApp, Facebook and Instagram.
Commenting on the launch, Sudhir Kumar, Chief Executive Officer, itel & Spice Devices said, “Spice endeavors to be a brand that a young aspiring consumer would like to carry and flaunt. V801 is a complete package in terms of its ergonomics, high end features backed by excellent service proposition of one-year replacement warranty. With the launch of Spice V801, we have bolstered our current portfolio and have added another smartphone to our list of stylishly designed phones with features that stand out and appeal to the Indian Youth. We at Spice, believe that our 4G LTE enabled smartphone portfolio will help us to provide seamless, feature rich digital experience to our customers at compelling price points. We will continue to focus on increasing our presence in Tier II and Tier III cities in India to help every Indian embrace the Digital movement.”