Videocon has listed a new smartphone, Q1 V500K on its official website. Though, details about the price and availability of the smartphone haven’t disclosed as yet. The Videocon Q1 V500K smartphone comes with Xiaomi’s dual-space like feature, allowing users to run dual WhatsApp accounts. The smartphone comes pre-loaded with apps like V-Safe, V-Secure, EROS Now, Gameloft Games, Opera Mini browser, SwiftKey, Office Suite, Chillx and Daily Hunt. Videocon is also bundling a few goodies along with the smartphone like Scratch Guard, Flip Cover and EROS Now coupon. Also Read - D2h HD RF Set-Top box now available with 1 month Platinum HD Combo plan for Rs 1,799Also Read - Videocon D2h unveils a range of SD and HD add-on packs; prices start at Rs 7
The key talking point about the Videocon Q1 V500K is that it supports dual WhatsApp accounts. In simpler words, users will be able to use two WhatsApp accounts on the Videocon Q1 smartphone. The feature is similar to the feature introduced in Xiaomi s MIUI 8, also allows users to use two WhatsApp accounts. Xiaomi’s feature, though, goes beyond the dual WhatsApp accounts, and allows dual-space optimization that allows users to create separate spaces for different accounts with different passwords which then creates dual space virtually for two accounts. The Coolpad Max also has this feature, which is called BiLogin for system-level virtualization solution and dual-space.
Videocon Q1 V500K specifications
The Videocon Q1 V500K features a 5-inch full HD display with One Glass Solution (OGS) and Liquid Luminous Display. Under the hood runs a 64-bit octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 processor clocked at 1.5GHz. The smartphone comes with 2GB of RAM and 16GB internal storage, which is further expandable up to 32GB via microSD card.
On the photography front, the Videocon Q1 sports a 13-megapixel rear camera with dual-LED flash and autofocus. On the front is an 8-megapixel selfie camera with LED flash. Some of the camera features include Single Touch Camera Operation, Face Detection, Smile Shutter, Geo-Tagging, HDR, Panorama and Night Vision. Connectivity options on the Videocon Q1 smartphone include dual-SIM, 4G VoLTE support, Bluetooth 4.0, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, A-GPS and USB 2.0. The smartphone runs on Android 5.0.2 Lollipop. The battery capacity of the smartphone has not been mentioned.
Looking at the specifications, the smartphone is likely to compete with the likes of Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 and Coolpad Note 3 Plus among other budget Android smartphones in the market right now. Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 features a 5.5-inch FHD display and under the hood runs a Snapdragon 650 64-bit hexa-core processor clocked at 1.8GHz. The smartphone comes with 2GB RAM and 16GB onboard storage. It runs on Android Lollipop 5.1 based MIUI 7 and is powered by a 4,000mAh battery. Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 sports a 16-megapixel rear camera and 5-megapixel selfie camera. It also has 4G VoLTE support. ALSO READ: Videocon launches Panic Button app for its smartphones
The second smartphone in consideration for competition is the Coolpad Note 3 Plus. The smartphone features a 5.5-inch full HD display and under the hood runs a MediaTek MT6753 octa-core processor clocked at 1.3GHz. The smartphone comes with 3GB RAM and onboard storage of 16GB. It sports a 13-megapixel rear camera with LED flash and an 8-megapixel selfie camera. Coolpad Note 3 Plus runs on Android 5.1 Lollipop and is powered by a 3,000mAh battery. The smartphone also has 4G LTE support. ALSO READ: Videocon Krypton V50JG 4G-capable smartphone launched: Price, specifications, features