QMobile launches low-end smartphone Noir A2

Dual-sim phone priced in the same range as Nokia Asha series.

Our Correspondent August 17, 2012


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.


anon | 9 years ago | Reply

@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

Naveed | 9 years ago | Reply

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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