According to a recent report, Android 4.1 and 4.2 versions of Jelly Bean operating system are present in 10% of active hardware globally. With the rise in Jelly Bean market share, Android 2.3 Gingerbread has dipped by 50%. Moreover, the report claims that Android OS is used on three out of every four handsets that were shipped in 2012.
Eventually, the low cost tech manufacturers have started adopting Android 4.1 Jelly Bean on to their budget smartphones and tablets. Recently, the Indian smartphone arena has attested several such launches from both global and native manufacturers.
Over the last week, the Indian smartphone market segment saw three such launches including Samsung Galaxy Grand, Micromax A116 Canvas HD and Karbonn Smart Titanium 1.
Talking about Karbonn handset, when it comes to specs, Smart Titanium 1 boasts a 4.5 inch qHD multi-touch capacitive touchscreen display with 960 x 540 pixel resolution, 1.2GHz quad core Qualcomm Snapdragon processor, 1GB RAM, 4GB internal storage, micro SD card slot, Android 4.1 Jelly Bean OS, 5MP rear camera, VGA front camera, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and a 1,600 mAh battery.
Karbonn Mobiles has announced the pre-order for its first Jelly Bean based smartphone - Smart Titanium 1 on its official website at a price of Rs 10,990.
It could be surprising to see a Jelly Bean and quad core based smartphone at Rs 10,990, however, Karbonn is not the only one to come up with high-end handsets at budget price points. Even other manufacturers are coming up with Jelly Bean and Windows Phone 8 offerings at attractive price points.
Consequently, Gizbot has come up with 5 best competitors of Karbonn Smart Titanium 1 in order to offer an in-depth knowledge of all the mid-range smartphones that come with advanced specs.
Take a tour over the slideshow below to get yourself updated on the rivals of the Karbonn's quad core handset.
Micromax A116 Canvas HD
Micromax has launched its first quad core Jelly Bean phablet - A116 Canvas HD housing a 5 inch HD IPS capacitive touchscreen display with a resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels, 1.2GHz quad core MediaTek MT6589 processor, 8MP rear camera, VGA front camera for video calling, 4GB internal storage, 1GB RAM, micro SD card slot supporting up to 32GB additional storage, 3G, WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth and a 2,100 mAh battery.
Estimated to be priced at Rs 14,999, the Micromax phablet with a better display and improved camera performance, could be a stiff competitor to Smart Titanium 1.
Samsung Galaxy Grand
Samsung has also launched a dual SIM phablet priced at Rs 21,500 - Galaxy Grand packing a 5 inch multi-touch LCD capacitive touchscreen display with a very low resolution of 480 x 800 pixels, dual core 1.2GHz processor, Android 4.1 Jelly Bean OS, 8MP rear camera, 2MP front camera for video calling, 8GB internal storage capacity, 1GB RAM, micro SD card slot supporting up to 64GB additional storage, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, USB, HDMI, A-GPS, DLNA and a 2,100 mAh Li-ion battery.
With better front and rear cameras and increased internal storage capacity, the Samsung device could be a tough challenger to the Karbonn smartphone with a quad core processor.
Nokia Lumia 620
Lumia 620 comes with a 3.8 inch WVGA capacitive touchscreen display, 1GHz dual core Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 processor, 512MB RAM, 8GB internal storage, 5MP rear camera, VGA front camera, NFC, Wi-Fi, NFC, Bluetooth and 1,300 mAh battery. Lumia 620 will come in Magenta, Yellow, Cyan, White and Black color variants.
At the launch event of Lumia 920 and Lumia 820, Nokia claimed that Lumia 620 will be released into the market in the first week of February. Further, media reports speculate that the handset will be released with an estimated price tag of Rs 16,000 approximately.
Spice Stellar Virtuoso Mi-495
Stellar Virtuoso running on Android 4.0 ICS operating system is a dual SIM smartphone with a 4.5 inch qHD IPS capacitive touchscreen display, 1GHz dual core processor, 8MP rear camera, 1GB RAM, micro SD card slot supporting expandable storage support, VGA front camera for video calling, 3G, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and a 1,700 mAh battery.
Priced at Rs 10,499, the handset could be a potential rival to the similarly priced Karbonn Titanium smartphone as it comes with better camera, while the latter has Jelly Bean OS and quad core processor.
Lava Xolo A800
Xolo A800 features a 4.5 inch IPS capacitive touchscreen display with 960 x 540 pixel resolution, 1GHz dual-core MediaTek MT6577 processor, Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich OS, 8MP rear camera with autofocus and LED flash, VGA front facing camera for video chatting, 512MB RAM, 4GB internal storage and expandable memory option up to 32GB via microSD card.
Further, the handset comes packed with connectivity features including 3G HSPA 7.2Mbps, WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth v2.1, aGPS and micro USB 2.0 and is loaded with a 1,600 mAh battery and is priced at Rs 11,999.
With an expensive price tag and better camera performance, Xolo A800 can be a competitor to the Karbonn offering.