Phablets, Phablets, Phablets everywhere! The tech world seems to be chanting the word phablet since the advent of 2013. It can be claimed so as these large screen handsets have transitioned from basic Android ICS offerings to Jelly Bean only this year.
Moreover, low cost tech manufacturers seem to be sowing their efforts into the right soil in order to reap the best benefits of dual SIM phablets that are priced reasonably in the country.
Pune based Byond Tech, who has managed to rope in Bipasha Basu as the Brand Ambassador seems to be aggressive in sizzling the market with budget phablets. Recently, Byond launched Jelly Bean based Phablet PII, the successor of Phablet PIII. Now, the company has come up with another device - B65 flavored with Android ICS.
Byond B65 has been spotted on Flipkart, a leading online retailer site with a 'Coming Soon' tag. There is no pricing mentioned in the listing so far, but it may not be too high considering the earlier launches made by the vendor.
As per the listing, Byond B65 comes with a 5 inch 5 point multi-touch capacitive touchscreen display with a WVGA resolution of 800 x 480 pixels, 1.2GHz dual core processor, Android 4.0.4 ICS operating system, 8MP rear camera, 1.3MP front camera for video calling, 4GB internal storage, 512MB RAM, micro SD card slot supporting up to 32GB additional storage, Wi-Fi, 3G, Bluetooth, micro USB 2.0 and a 2,400 mAh battery of undisclosed backup.
Likewise other budget devices, Byond B65 also comes preloaded with a plethora of applications including social networking apps like Facebook, Twitter, Google Play Store and more. Also, the phablet comes with multi language support.
Price & Availability
As of now, there is no clue regarding the price of the handset and its exact release date. However, tech experts assume that it may not be priced above Rs 11,000 as other devices priced in that range come with Jelly Bean and quad core processor including Karbonn Smart Titanium 1.
With dual core Android ICS platform, Byond B65 might be a stiff competitor to the other such phablets that are available in the country including iBall Andi 5c, Lava Iris 501, Zync Cloud Z5, Intex Aqua 5.0 and Micromax A110 Canvas 2. All these phablets have similar specs and come with a sub Rs 11,000 price tag. Hence, it can be said that Byond will also price its latest offering reasonably.