While the week is almost drawing to an end, the handset manufacturers in India seem not to rest. Karbonn, a native smartphone vendor seems to have added another jewel to its crown with the online launch of a budget smartphone.
In a recent development, a new Karbonn handset dubbed as A2+, which seems to be an upgraded version of A2, which was launched in January has been spotted on the online retailer Infibeam. While A2 is priced at Rs 4,990, the new handset is available online at a price of Rs 4,690.
According to the listing on Infibeam, below are the specifications of Karbonn A2+.
Display: A2+ packs a 4 inch capacitive touchscreen display with a resolution of 800 x 480 pixels.
Processor: The handset is powered by a 1GHz processor under its hood.
Operating System: When it comes to OS, A2 is flavored with Android 4.0 ICS operating system.
Camera: A2+ has a 3MP rear camera and a VGA front camera for video calling.
Storage: A2+ packs 202MB on board storage, 256MB RAM and a micro SD card slot supporting up to 32GB expandable storage.
Connectivity: In terms of connectivity features, the Karbonn offering comes with features including Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and micro USB 2.0.
Battery: A2+ has a 1,750 mAh Li-ion battery of undisclosed backup.
Karbonn Tab 2+ is preloaded with applications such as Facebook, Twitter, Google Talk, WeChat, Whats App, Gmail, YouTube, Play Store, News and Weather and Outlook.
Price & Availability
As of now, A2+ is priced at Rs 4,690 and it can be purchased via online retailer Infibeam. However, going by the usual strategy of Karbonn, the handset could be announced officially by the next week.
Given the specifications and price of A2+, will you buy an Android ICS based smartphone when the budget smartphone arena has started adopting the next version - Android 4.1 Jelly Bean?
Karbonn A2+ - Big Fight with Idea Aurus 2
Recently Idea Aurus 2 - the brand new Android 4.1 OS (Jelly Bean) smartphone has also arrived in the mobile space at Rs. 6,490. The new handset by the telecom operator definitely has better specifications than Karbonn A2+ . As, the dual-SIM 3G phone boasts a 3.5 inch capacitive touchscreen with 320 x 480 pixel resolution, 1 GHz processor, 4GB ROM along with 512 MB RAM, 3.2 megapixel camera with digital zoom, front facing VGA camera and more. Further, the handset also will come with 1.6 GB of 3G data and Idea TV subscription free for the first 3 months for Rs 261.
Overall, the new Idea Aurus 2 is a decent phone at a budget price range and is already available for purchase across various stores in the country. Let us know in the comments section below, which of the duo will you consider for a puchase?