QMobile launches low-end smartphone Noir A2

Published: August 18, 2012

The upgraded Noir A2 is equipped with a 1 GHz processor – the same as an Apple Iphone 4 – instead of the previous 650 Mhz processor.

LAHORE: 

In a bid to compete with the likes of Nokia and Samsung in the low-end smarthone market, QMobile has launched Andriod-powered Noir A2 smartphone on Tuesday.

“The launch of Noir series shows our seriousness about entering the smartphone market,” said QMobile CEO Zeeshan Akhter.

QMobile devices are manufactured in China and rebranded in Pakistan, an expert confirmed. The company has made a buzz in the market with its huge advertisement campaigns with brand ambassadors including Atif Aslam and Iman Ali and competitively priced phones.

“With the relaunch of A2 with upgraded features, we are reiterating our commitment to providing consumers with the latest mobile technologies at the most affordable prices,” said Akhter.

The phone priced between Rs8,600 and Rs10,900 is in the same range as Nokia’s Asha Series. QMobile is the second largest brand in terms of market share in the Pakistani mobile phone market, he said.

The upgraded Noir A2 is equipped with a 1 GHz processor – the same as an Apple Iphone 4 – instead of the previous 650 Mhz processor.

The 3.5-inch capacitive touch screen also has a dual SIM featured and is powered by the operating on Android OS 2.3 (Ginger Bread). The device has a 3.2 megapixel camera and a front-facing VGA camera for video conference using Skype. This is one of the cheapest smartphones that lets you video chat, Akhter said.

Published in The Express Tribune, August 18th, 2012.

Reader Comments (10)

  • shujat ali
    Aug 18, 2012 - 2:43PM

    Q mobile progress their business in a very short time .. Nice strategy made by theirself .. keep it up :)

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  • shujat ali
    Aug 18, 2012 - 8:36PM

    **themself

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  • Jahanzaib
    Aug 23, 2012 - 11:30AM

    I have searched alot about this Noir A2 but still unable to find out about its RAM, please confirm the size of this device RAM. I wish this could be 512 MB RAM.

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  • faheem
    Aug 27, 2012 - 9:07PM

    hi. i wanted to tell that noir a2 has a ram of 256mb and rom of 512 mb.
    and i wanted to ask which is better a2 or a5?

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  • Abdul Salam
    Sep 7, 2012 - 11:22PM

    If the cell phone ram is below than 512mb then this will be the piece of garbage n if it has a
    512mb ram it will be tough competitor in market

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  • Nafees Ur rehman
    Sep 10, 2012 - 8:10PM

    Really nice phone… Qmobile has taken the good step using android to reach the peak.

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  • Jamil Qureshi
    Sep 16, 2012 - 10:24AM

    Excellent mobile,

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  • vicky chudhary
    Sep 19, 2012 - 12:48PM

    nice mobile is soo good mobileRecommend

  • Naveed
    Oct 7, 2012 - 6:56PM

    Will anyone tell how to connect Noir A2 with QMobile PCTool? When we connect it with laptop (windows 7 pro) it is not detected. Only option is to access it as mass storage device to access the media card inside.

    Its wifi also seem to have trouble, connects and disconnects frequently. LCD is bright and vivid but camera must have flash as without flash its result in dim lights is poor!

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  • anon
    Oct 10, 2012 - 2:30PM

    @Naveed:
    Hi Naveed,

    You should have got a CD with your set. On the cd there will be a file called setup_qmobile – run that – and then plug ur phone into the laptop – it will work – I installed and use the software this way. Also before you plug it in go to settings then applications then development then make sure the box next to USB debugging has a check mark on it – if not then change the blank box to a checked box and then plug in the phone – if it doesnt work let me know

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