Hyderabad based mobile manufacturer celkon launched it' s first phablet, A119 Signature HD, yesterday (March 22). The handset, priced at Rs 13,499, offers a decent set of specifications and could indeed fare well in the market. Then again, phablets are growing in popularity in the Indian market and so is the competition.
Can A119 Signature HD compete players like Micromax A116 Canvas HD and Lava Xolo A1000? Let 's have a look
Celkon A119 Signature HD
The A119 Signature HD runs on Android 4.1 Jelly Bean and comes with a 5-inch capacitive touchscreen with 720p resolution, 1GHz dual-core processor, 1GB RAM, 4GB internal storage with a microSD card slot, 12-megapixel auto-focus rear camera, 3-megapixel front camera, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, 3G and GPRS and 2100 mAh battery, with up to 5 hours of talktime. The handset is available in Dusky Black and Serene White colors.
Micromax Canvas HD
Micromax Canvas HD packs a 5 inch HD IPS capacitive touchscreen display with a resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels, 1.2GHz quad core MediaTek MT6589 processor, Android 4.1 Jelly Bean operating system, 8MP rear camera, VGA front camera for video calling, 4GB internal storage, 1GB RAM, micro SD card slot, 3G, WiFi, Bluetooth, GPS/A-GPS and a 2,100 mAh battery.
Lava Xolo A1000
Lava Xolo A1000 packs a 5 inch HD IPS OGC capacitive touchscreen display with a resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels, 1GHz dual core processor, Android 4.1 Jelly Bean OS, 8MP rear camera, 1.2MP front camera, 4GB internal storage, 1GB RAM, micro SD card slot , Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, 3G, micro USB 2.0 and a 2,100 mAh battery of undisclosed backup. Xolo A1000 is priced at Rs 13,999.
In terms of display both Lava Xolo A1000 and Micromax Canvas HD overtake Celkon A119 Signature HD.
12-megapixel auto-focus rear camera A119 trumps the 8MP cameras of Micromax Canvas HD and Lava Xolo A1000.
In terms of processor, the Micromax Canvas HD's 1.2GHz quad core processor trumps the 1GHz dual core processors of A119 Signature HD and Lava Xolo A1000.
Apart from these differences, all the three handsets look pretty evenly matched. Perhaps, 12 mp camera of Celkon A119 Signature HD is going to be the selling point of the phablet.