The Indian smartphone market is already one of the most open markets in the world, going on par with other such markets around the planet. Not only is the market filled with vendors from other parts of the world, but it also sees regular action against the likes Indian vendors trying to make their presences felt.
While only recently, companies like Microsoft have started outing devices that are primarily meant for the Indian market, dubbed the new Nokia Lumia 630, another company Motorola is also ready to announce its more-or-less similarly priced Moto E in the same category.
But while all these vendors are trying hard to get in the market DNA with its new smartphones, it goes without saying that even Indian vendors are currently trying to get some of that market share with their own more cheaper releases. And one such company is Karbonn with its newly released Titanium S1 Plus handset.
Karbonn Titanium S1 Plus: Specifications
Priced at a mere Rs. 5,800, the Titanium S1 Plus sports a 4-inch display with 480 × 800 pixels of resolution, set to be available in black and white options.
Obvioiusly, the device is dual SIM smartphone and runs on Android 4.3 Jelly Bean. Under the hood, the device is powered by a quad-core processor, clocked at 1.2GHz and coupled with 1GB RAM. It also sports a popular 5-megapixel rear camera with LED flash and a 0.3-megapixel front-facing camera.
As far as storage is concerned, the device is treated to 4GB internal memory that is expandable up to 32GB via microSD card slot. The connectivity options include 3G, GPRS/ EDGE, FM radio, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and GPS. Apart from that, the device is powered by a 1500mAh battery.
Karbonn Titanium S1 Plus: Potential Competition
If you notice closely, you will see the new Karbonn Titanium S1 Plus is not really different from that of the new Nokia Lumia 630 that was released earlier. Moreover, if going by the bits and pieces gathered via the rumors for the upcoming Motorola Moto E, the Moto E could even arrive sporting more or less the same specs.
However, considering the price factor here, it seems the Karbonn Titanium S1 Plus could turn heads in the later part of the year if potential customers can look beyond a brand name involved. Of course, the crowd will be more enticed by brand names such as Motorola or Nokia. But at a given price tag, the Karbonn device could turn out to be a major player on its day.