Quad core phablets are a rage now and as the phablet market is booming, almost everyone wants to own one. For this reason, all the native manufacturers are launching such devices with large screen display every now and then. Especially, with the advent of 2013, this trend amongst the manufacturers and consumers is too high.
In January 2013, Micromax and Samsung came up with their phablet offerings and sizzled the tech space in the country. Following them, several companies have started coming up with their own phablets that are also equipped with similar high-end specs in order to cope up with the competition.
India's one the renowned tech vendors, Karbonn has also launched a slew of Android devices in the country. This year they came up with a phablet - Titanium S5. Last week, the phablet was spotted online and later it was announced by the manufacturer at a price of Rs 11,990. The phablet borrows many traits from Titanium S1, which is a quad core smartphone. Now, leading online retailer Infibeam has also listed Titanium S5 at a price of Rs 11,990.
Specwise, Titanium S5 boasts a 5 inch qHD multi-touch capacitive touchscreen display with a resolution of 960 x 540 pixels, 1.2GHz quad core processor, 4GB internal storage, 1GB RAM, micro SD card slot, Android 4.1 Jelly Bean OS, 8MP rear camera, 2MP front camera, Wi-Fi, 3G, Bluetooth and a 2,000 mAh battery.
As recent market surveys have analyzed that the Android 4.1 and 4.2 versions of Jelly Bean operating system is being largely adopted, several Jelly Bean models have started appearing in the market. Moreover, the study claims that the platform is present in 10% of active hardware globally.
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 witnessed several such launches from both global and native manufacturers.
By launching a Jelly Bean based quad core phablet, even Karbonn has entered the fiery quad core phablet arena in the country. Swirl through the slideshow to know more about the handsets that need to be scared for the launch of Karbonn Titanium S5.
Micromax Canvas HD
Micromax 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. Canvas HD is priced at Rs 14,499.
Though, the Canvas HD is available online, there is no surety on how long it will be in stock as the consumers are struggling to get their hands on one. Hence, Karbonn Titanium S5 should be a better option than the Canvas HD.
Samsung Galaxy Grand Duos
Samsung aiming to make its presence prominent in different segments of the smartphone market has come up with its dual SIM Jelly Bean phablet - Galaxy Grand Duos in January at Rs 21,500.
The handset packs 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 a quad core processor and better display, Karbonn Titanium S5 priced lower than Galaxy Grand Duos could be a preference for the consumers.
Lava Xolo Q800
Lava launched Xolo Q800 early this month at a price of Rs 12,499. The handset comes with a 4.5-inch IPS capacitive touchscreen display with a resolution of 960 x 540 pixels, 1.2GHz quad-core processor, Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, 8MP rear camera with LED flash and BSI sensor, 1.2MP front camera for video calling, 1GB RAM, 4GB internal memory, 32GB expandable memory with a micro SD card slot, 3G, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS and a 2,100 mAh battery.
Priced lesser than the Lava offering and boasting a larger display and better camera, Karbonn Titanium S5 should be a better offering.
Swipe MTV Volt
Swipe also entered the Jelly Bean market segment with MTV Volt that carries a 6 inch 5 point multi-touch capacitive touchscreen display with a resolution of 854 x 480 pixels, 1GHz dual core MediaTek MTK 6577 processor for blazing performance, 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, Bluetooth 4.0, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, micro USB 2.0, 3G and a 3,200 mAh Li-Po battery.
The 6 inch device is priced attractively at Rs 12,999 making it a reasonable offering.
Again, with a lesser price tag, better quad core processor, improved camera performance and high resolution display, Karbonn Titanium S5 could be a good phablet.
Wickedleak Wammy Titan 2
Wickedleak is one of the Indian manufacturers who is constantly looking forward to launch phablets with upgraded features. Recently, the company announced the launch of Wammy Titan at Rs 13,990.
Wammy Titan 2 boasts a 5.3 inch HD IPS multi-touch capacitive touchscreen display with a resolution of 960 x 540 pixels, 1.2GHz quad core MT6589 processor with Power VR SGX544MP GPU, Android 4.1 Jelly Bean OS, 12MP rear camera with LED flash and support to Panoramic Shot, 5MP front camera for video calling, 4GB internal storage, 1GB RAM, micro SD card slot supporting up to 32GB additional storage, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS with A-GPS, 3G and a 2,300 mAh Li-Ion battery offering a decent backup.
Wammy Titan 2 comes with a better display and excellent camera, however, pricewise, Karbonn Titanium S5 could be the first choice of budget conscious consumers.