Ever since the debut of this year, the manufacturers are focusing on launching budget smartphones, especially in the entry-level segment. With the announcement of Motorola’s Moto E in this market space, the indigenous vendors are triggered to do the same to achieve success and to offer a tough competition to the Lenovo acquired firm.
Following Micromax and Lava, Spice has launched a smartphone dubbed Spice Stellar 509 priced at Rs 7,999. The handset is available for sale on popular e-commerce portal HomeShop18. The handset comes with a free flip cover featuring leather-like finish for added protection against scratches.
Detailing on the specifications, the Spice Stellar 509 flaunts a 5 inch IPS LCD display with a standard screen resolution of 854×480 pixels and it is fueled by a quad-core processor ticking at 1.3 GHz coupled with 1 GB of RAM. Furthermore, the handset packs 4 GB of internal memory space that can be extended externally up to 32 GB with the help of a micro SD card.
Disappointingly, the device runs on Android 4.2 Jelly Bean OS and it features an 8 MP primary camera at the back with LED flash and a 2 MP secondary front-facing shooter for making video calls and clicking seflies. On board are other aspects such as Wi-Fi, 3G, dual SIM functionality, GPS with A-GPS and a 2,000 mAh battery.
Apart from these technical specifications, there is a slew of pre-loaded applications including Spice Cloud, Greetzap, OLX, Getit, Opera Mini and more. Apart from Moto E, Stellar 509 will compete against phones like Micromax Unite 2 and Lava Iris X1.
Commenting at the launch, T M Ramakrishnan, CEO – Devices, Spice Retail Ltd. said, “Spice is delighted to offer yet another champion product exclusively to the customers of HomeShop18. Stellar 509 is a true combination of performance and style ensuring a super smooth experience for the users. At Spice, we strive for excellence and this product is an example of our belief in constant innovation.”
|Model||Spice Stellar 509|
|Display||5 inch, 854×480|
|Processor||1.3 GHz Quad Core|
|Internal Storage||4 GB, Expandable up to 32 GB|
|OS||Android 4.2 Jelly Bean|
|Camera||8 MP/ 2 MP|