The large phone juggernaut rolls on with word on yet another contender raising its head in India, this time from the Spice stable. While the headline-grabbing 5-megapixel front camera may not be a world first, the Stellar Pinnacle Mi-530 rocks some decent specs for its Rs 13,999 ($260) asking price. The 5.3-inch qHD (960 x 540) IPS display hides a 1.2GHz dual-core chip, 1GB of RAM, 16GB storage, a microSD slot, dual-SIM support and an 8-megapixel rear snapper, all powered by a beefy 2,550mAh battery. We'd have preferred a more recent version of Mountain View's mobile OS instead of the Android 4.0 that the smartphone ships with, but it does attempt to spice up the offering with a bunch of software tricks, including Popup Play and Direct Call. Hardly ground-breaking, but hey, at least self-portrait addicts can indulge themselves without their hands tied.
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Spice unveils the next gen technology device: Stellar Pinnacle Mi - 530
Brings in a whole new software integration for an unparalleled user experience
Innovates with many clutter breaking technologies like a 5 Megapixel front camera, the highest resolution for a front camera on any Dual Sim 3G + 3G Android Device available in the country
Stellar Pinnacle Mi-530, an Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich OS (Upgradeable to Jelly Bean) smartphone is a stylish yet powerful device which comes with 1.2 GHz Dual Core Processor that churns out seamless performance for all your media and applications. It has a 13.46 cm qHD screen offering a rich and sensational viewing experience. The phone packs a 8 megapixel Auto focus camera that has many advanced modes such as Panorama, Face beautification and continuous shots up to 16 pictures and to top that it is the first phone across Industry to don a 5MP Autofocus front camera. With its large, bright screen and Wide Angle Viewing (IPS Display), Stellar Pinnacle Mi -530 is the perfect device to watch movies and play games on the go.
Bluetooth 4.0, enables swift transfer of data, music and other files 13 times faster, and yet consumes lesser battery power as compared to Bluetooth 2.1. The phone has a 1 GB RAM and 16 GB ROM. Memory can be expandable up to 32 GB through a micro SD card. The 2550mAh Li-ion-Polymer battery gives a talk-time of more than 4 hours. The Dual Mic Noise Suppression technology reduces the interference from ambient sound and offers crystal-clear conversations even in noisy places. Another added feature is the on-board Magnetic Sensor that lets the user take advantage of downloadable e-Compass apps.
Commenting on the launch, Mr. T M Ramakrishnan, CEO – Devices, S Mobility said, "We have invested heavily in the research and development of the Stellar Pinnacle Mi 530 to offer a superlative user experience and are confident that this premium product from Spice will set new standards in the industry."
Stellar Pinnacle Mi-530 promises a superior user-interface & features like USB OTG, Pop-up play, Flip to Mute, Intelligent Answer, Direct Call, Gesture Screen Lock, Hi Connect, Boot Acceleration & Power Saving Mode.
* USB OTG
This technologically advanced smartphone allows you to directly connect with your pen-drive through the OTG cable
* Pop-up play
While you're watching a video on this, and something else comes up, you can continue to play the video in a smaller pop up window. You can resize this window and drag it anywhere on the screen, so you can continue to browse, chat, text and do much more while the video plays on.
* Flip to Mute
When you don't want to receive a call, or you can't take a call because you are in a meeting or with family and friends, just flip the phone face-down and the ringtone gets muted
* Intelligent Answer
This special feature lets you answer calls just by bringing the phone close to your ears
* Direct Call
This feature lets you call a contact directly from your Phone book or message inbox just by raising the phone to your ear. Simple, isn't it?
* Gesture Screen Lock
An innovation which lets you define personalized pass-codes which you draw on the locked screen to unlock applications like messaging, camera, email, home-screen and many more.
Now you can manage your phone contacts/call logs/SMS/data from your computer via Wi-Fi, so you don't have to be physically connected to stay updated
* Boot Acceleration
Comes with a software feature that lets you manage the apps running in the background, so that your phone boots up and performs even faster!
Spice Stellar Pinnacle Mi-530 is available for Rs. 13,999.
The latest smartphone will be available exclusively across India through Spice HotSpot retail network and www.saholic.com.
About S Mobility Ltd
S Mobility Ltd is one of the fastest growing mobile devices company in India. With a customer base of over 15 million and an annual volume of over 6 million devices, the BSE/NSE listed, S Mobility has market share of nearly 4-5% of the Indian mobile devices market. Known for its innovation, S Mobility has launched several firsts including the Dual SIM phones – across GSM, CDMA, Triband & Touch Screen PDA and smart devices on Android platform. S Mobility also became the first company in the country to introduce a 12 mega pixel camera phone with optical zoom and now has won Golden Peacock Innovation award for India's 1st 3D phone this year. With business operations spanning across India, Nepal, Bangladesh, Uganda, Tanzania, Zimbabwe and Sri Lanka S Mobility is expanding its geographical presence from Indonesia to Ivory Coast. Moving forward the company aims to achieve further brand acceptability among all target segments through a broader offering of cutting-edge handsets that combine mobile phone functionality with enriched content and smart device capabilities for greater high-speed voice and data capacity. S Mobility has been featured in Forbes 2010 Asia's 200 'best under a Billion dollar' Companies. S Mobility is spearheaded by Dr. B.K. Modi, Global Chairman & Futurepreneur- Si2i. He has set up joint ventures in partnership with global companies in the field of information technology, document processing, telecommunications and cellular telephony. He engineered the S spice brand which is driving business involving technology-innovations, communication and entertainment. Dr. Modi's vision enabled S Mobility to become one of the first and leading Mobile Internet devices providers in the nation.