We’ve seen a bunch of Android One handsets since the platform made its debut last September, but none of them have been anywhere near as pretty as the Lava Pixel V1, which combines decent midrange specifications with a sleek glass and metal form factor.
The Pixel V1 is the first Android One smartphone from Indian manufacturer Lava Mobiles, and it packs an edge-to-edge, 5.5-inch 720p display, a 1.3GHz quad-core processor from Qualcomm, 2GB of RAM, and 32GB of internal storage that’s expandable via the microSD card slot.
The handset also boasts a 13-megapixel rear-facing camera, a 5-megapixel front-facing camera, 3G connectivity with dual SIM-card slots, and a 2,650mAh battery.
Those are impressive specifications for an Android One device, but the Pixel V1’s design is its real selling point. Its display is covered in DragonTrail Glass by Asahi — an alternative to Gorilla Glass — and it has a removable metal back with rear-facing loudspeaker.
The Pixel V1 comes with Android 5.1.1 Lollipop pre-installed, and it will make its debut in India on July 29, priced at ₹11,349 (approx. $177).