“The EL Y50 will be the most affordable smartphone in India with a dual rear camera module and a fingerprint sensor”
Chinese smartphone maker Elong will foray into the Indian market with a budget handset called EL Y50. It’ll be the most affordable Android Go device with dual rear cameras, fingerprint sensor, and selfie camera flash in the country. Furthermore, the handset is also touted to sport a metal body design and support 4G LTE networks. The company hasn’t stated a launch date of the device yet, but it’s likely to be released in January 2019.
In the meantime, Elong is running a contest on its official website where customers have to guess the exact price of the forthcoming EL Y50 smartphone. To make it easier, the vendor has revealed that the handset will cost Rs 3?99. Participants just have to guess third ‘question figure’ in the price, and if right, could stand a chance to win the EL Y50 smartphone for free. The winner’s name will be announced on the company’s Facebook page on December 30th. More importantly, this teaser tells us that the EL Y50 price in India will be under Rs 4,000.
EL Y50 specifications
As for the specifications of EL Y50, it sports a 5-inch display at 16:9 aspect ratio and with qHD resolution. The phone is powered by a quad-core chipset of unknown maker clocked at 1.5GHz. It’s paired with basic 1GB of RAM and 8GB internal storage, probably further expandable with a microSD card. In the camera department, the E50 smartphone sports 8-megapixel + 2-megapixel sensors on the rear with LED flash, while on the front, it gets a 5-megapixel shooter backed by a flash for lowlight selfies and video calls.
The dual-SIM handset comes pre-loaded with Android Go, a stripped down version of Android with ‘lite’ apps that don’t consume as many resources in order to ensure the phone works well with 1GB of RAM. Lastly, EL Y50 comes with a rear mounted fingerprint sensor that adds a layer of security.