It seems competition among the domestic mobile manufacture is reaching all possible levels and now the rivalry has hit the sentiment as well. Leaving the geography aside for a while, the business perspective of the companies are being highlighted in an odd fashion.
Recently, Simmtronics has been reported to come with Android smartphone, which they claim will be a completely made in Indian device. The company says that the other brands line Lava, Karbonn and Micromax are mistaken to be truly Indian.
TOI reported, Simmtronics managing director, Indrajit Sabharwal saying "Android smartphones sold by local players in India are assembled and manufactured in China. They are imported into India," he further added "We will manufacture the phones in India. We will get chips like processors from Taiwanese or Chinese firms and manufacture the printed circuit boards and mainboards for the phones in our local factory."
Simmtronics is also looking forward to launch a device with a decent specifications and features at a budget price. Since there will not be any shipment issue, it will obviously come in a bit cheaper compared to devices that are brought from outside India.
Moreover, Simmtronic says that their handsets will be assembled here in India at company's factory in New Delhi. To talk about abut the upcoming handsets from Simmtronic from the only parts that would be imported from China or Taiwan are the chips, but the circuit boards and main boards are reportedly said to be manufactured in New Delhi factory.
Moreover, the news may sound as ordinary but it will definitely have an intense impact on the manufacturers like Karbonn, Micromax, Lava and more.
Price and Specs
Launched last month at Rs 17,999, Canvas 4 is one of the latest handsets by the India-based handset maker Micromax and has given sleepless nights to many global manufacturers including Apple and Samsung.
The phone features, 5.0 inch capacitive HD display along with resolution of 720 x 1280 pixel, quad core1.2 GHz MediaTek ARM Cortex A7 processor, 1 GB RAM, 16GB internal memory, expandable memory up to 32 GB, 13 MP rear camera, 5 MP front facing camera, Android 4.2.1 Jelly Bean, dual-SIM support, dual standby, FM, 3.5mm Ear Jack, GPS, GPRS, EDGE, HSPA, Wi-fi, USB, 2G, 3G, bluetooth 4.0, but no NFC. Canvas 4 also comes with 2,000 mAh battery and has a aluminum casing to make the phone look really tough.
But time will decide whether Canvas 4 will be able to stand against the upcoming Simmtronics phone or not.
Price and Specs
Karbonn 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, 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 of now, there is no word on the internal storage support, but it is expected to be around 4GB as in other budget phablets.
The handset is currently priced at Rs. 10,399 and could prove to be an imminent rival against Simmtronics Android smartphone.
Price and Specs
Priced at Rs. 13,399, Micromax Canvas HD A116 comes with 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 supporting up to 32GB additional storage, 3G, WiFi, Bluetooth, GPS/A-GPS and a 2,100 mAh battery.
Canvas HD A116 is one more contender by Micromax which may face the heat after the launch of Simmtronics Android smartphone.
Specs and Price
iBall Andi 4.7 Cobalt was launched lately at a price of Rs. 17,990. The handset sports a 4.7 inches IPS touchscreen, resolution of 720 X 1280 pixels, 312 ppi pixel density, Android 4.2 Jelly Bean, 1.2 GHz Cortex A7 Quad Core processor, 1GB RAM, dual camera with the rear one featuring 12 megapixels sensor along with Auto focus and dual LED flash, 5 megapixels front facing camera, dual SIM, Wi-FI, GPRS, EDGE, 3G, Bluetooth and USB. iBall Andi 4.7G Cobalt houses an internal storage capacity of 16GB which can be further expanded up to 32GB using microSD card. iBall Andi 4.7G Cobalt is powered by an average 2200mAh battery.
Specs and Price
The Lava Iris 504q has almost has all the required specification, which are present in a high-end Android smartphone these days. The device is priced at Rs. 13,390 and comes packed with a 5 inch IPS HD screen with OGS display technology and a resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels. Powered by a Quad Core 1.2GHz processor, other features of the handset include, Android 4.2 (Jelly Bean), 8MP camera (rear auto-focus with in-built flash and BSI sensor) and a 2 MP front camera for 3G video calling, 1GB RAM, 4 GB internal memory, expandable up to 32 GB via microSD and 2,000-mAh battery. The company claims that the handset will provide 11 hours of audio calling on 3G, 15 hours 30 mins on 2G and 2 hours 40 mins video calling on 3G.