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This article was published on May 12, 2015

Android One is launching in Turkey, its first country outside of Asia

Android One is launching in Turkey, its first country outside of Asia
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Android One, Google’s project to bring affordable smartphones to people around the world, is arriving in Turkey – the first time an Android
One phone has been available outside of Asia.

The company is partnering with General Mobile to build the appropriately-named General Mobile 4G, which also happens to be the first Android One phone to offer LTE connectivity. Spec-wise, the phone features a Snapdragon 410  processor, 2GB of RAM, a 5-inch HD display, and a 13M camera.

It’s a marked improvement over previous Android One devices, although it comes with a higher price tag to match.

Whereas other Android One devices sold for around $100, the General Mobile 4G retails for approximately $260, which possibly reflects different expectations for smartphones in Turkey compared to the previous countries of India, Bangladesh, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Indonesia and the Philippines.

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