The Indian mobile phone maker, Videocon Mobiles has unveiled its budget smartphone Z55 Dash in the Indian smartphone market. The company has priced the smartphone at Rs. 6,490 and it will be available in Black/ White, and White/ Chrome color variants, exclusively on Flipkart. The company has claimed that their Z55 Dash smartphone is a ‘Make in India’ initiative, as it is designed in India.
Commenting on the launch, Mr. Jerold Pereira, CEO, Videocon Mobile Phones said, “Videocon Mobiles understands the pulse of new-age consumers hailing from metro as well as Tier 2 and Tier 3 cities. The new Z55 DASH is designed to meet the needs of these dynamic consumers and their changing needs. It is the testament of Videocon’s domestic manufacturing excellence and consumer insight.
“A combination of great functionality and design, Z55 DASH offers affordability and stylishness along with a smooth, faster and an elevated user experience. By manufacturing the handsets locally, Videocon Mobile Phones endeavours to offer affordability and stylishness to Indian consumers and bring in a unique and never before seen mobile experience in Indian mobile market,” he further added.
The Z55 Dash is a dual-sim mobile phone handset based on Android 4.4 KitKat and powered by a 1.4GHz octa-core processor coupled with a 1GB of RAM. Videocon has provided an 8GB of onboard storage, which is expandable up to 32GB by using a microSD card.
The device is fronted with a 5-inch 720p HD IPS display with Dragontrail X-Glass protection. It also features a 5-megapixel front facing camera placed above the display panel, meanwhile, the back panel boasts an 8-megapixel primary picture capturing tool with LED flash, over the leaf.
It is also bundled with a 2200mAh of battery and includes connectivity options like Bluetooth 4.0, Wi-Fi, Micro-USB, GPRS/ EDGE, GPS/ A-GPS, and 3G.
It comes preloaded with V-Safe app, which is designed for emergency purposes to contact family and friends, and also comes with a 90-day free subscription to the V-Secure antivirus app.
Tech Specs for Videocon Z55 Dash
|Display||5-inch HD 720p display|
|Camera||8MP rear and 5MP front-facing camera|
|Processor||1.4GHz octa-core processor|
|OS||Android 4.4 KitKat|
In opinion of TeCake reviewers, Xiaomi Redmi 2 smartphone will be a better option over Videocon Z55 Dash. As the Redmi 2 offers a Qualcomm Snapdragon chipset which is better chipset over the MediaTek processors used in Videocon Z55 Dash. The Redmi 2 runs on Android 4.4.4 KitKat supported by 1.2 GHz Quad-core Qualcomm MSM8916 Snapdragon 410 processor that deals with 1 GB of RAM. It is also featured with a 4.7 inches IPS display with 720 x 1280 pixels of resolution and 312 ppi of pixel density.
First published on August 28, 2015, 09:26 AM