Taiwanese handset maker HTC recently announced its alliance with India based mobile operator Tata Docomo. Accordingly, both the companies will work jointly to launch a range of smartphones at different price points over the next five months.
Currently, HTC One dual-SIM (GSM and CDMA) will be the first phone falling under the alliance and is available for Rs 46,257. Thus, as part of the alliance, Tata Docomo is also launching special offers for its prepaid and postpaid customers.
Tata Docomo Head (Non Voice Services) Sunil Tandon putting more light on the recent tie up, reportedly said, "This phone (HTC One) uses the dual networks (GSM and CDMA) of Tata Docomo to offer great data & voice experience to customers. Our innovative offerings will appeal to both individual and business customers who desire a data rich experience."
However, the telecom service provider did not talk about the features and benefits thats going to come with the special offer for it HTC One dual SIM prepaid and postpaid customers.
Going by the specs, HTC One dual SIM handset comes packed with 4.7-inch Full HD IPS Display with Optical Lamination and Gorilla Glass 2. It offers 1920 x 1080 Pixels resolution and pixel density of 468ppi. The device is made of brushed aluminum, and looks classy.
To talk about the internals, there is a 1.7-GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 quad-core processor powering the handset along with 2GB RAM. The smartphone runs on Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean with a layering of HTC Sense 5 UI with BlinkFeed. HTC One, Dual SIM variant houses an internal storage capacity of 32 GB which can be expanded up to 64GB via microSD card.
The HTC One dual SIM features high-rated UltraPixel camera powered by HTC Zoe. There's a 2-mega pixel front facing camera with wide angle lens. The dual speakers have been placed on the front panel, also known by the name of BoomSound. Leaving behind the dual SIM support, other connectivity options include NFC, 3G, 2G and Wi-Fi. The phone measuring 9.3mm in terms of thickness and weighs 143grams is eventually powered by 2,300mAh Li Ion battery.
Since Indian Smartphone market is filled with quite a lot of dual SIM devices, Here below in the slide, you can have a look at the specs and prices of the most popular dual SIM handsets available in India.
Micromax Canvas 4 A210
Micromax Canvas 4 A210 comes with a 5 inch IPS HD Capacitive touchscreen Display offering 720 x 1280 pixel resolution and 16M colors. The smartphone will run on Android 4.2.1 Jelly Bean and any firmware update for the phone will be rolled out over the air. The device is powered by a quad core 1.2 GHz MediaTek ARM Cortex A7 processor coupled with 1 GB RAM. It houses a 16GB internal memory, expandable memory up to 32 GB. Further, the handset comes with a 13 MP rear camera and a massive 5 MP front camera. The handset comes with 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. The new device comes with 2,000 mAh battery and has a aluminium casing, which should make the phone look really tough. It is currently priced at Rs. 17,999.
Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini I9192
Currently selling at the price of Rs. 27,200, Galaxy S4 Mini comes packed with 4.8-inch Super AMOLED 720p HD display offering a resolution of 540 x 960 Pixels. The device is powered by a 1.7 GHz Dual Core Application Processor along with Adreno 305 GPU and 1GB RASamsung Galaxy S4 Mini I9192M. The device runs on Android v4.2.2 (Jelly Bean) OS. There is an 8MP rear camera and a 1.2 MP front facing snapper fitted in the device. It comes with a 16GB and 32GB of internal storage. Connectivity options include Wi-Fi, 3G, DLNA, A-GPS and comes with a Dual SIM (GSM + GSM) support. It will be powered by a 2100mAh battery.
HTC Desire 600
HTC Desire 600 has a 4.5-inch qHD super LCD2 display that offers a resolution of 960 x 540 pixels and it is powered by a 1.2 GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 200 MSM8625Q processor and runs on Android 4.1 Jelly Bean platform with the support of 1GB RAM. HTC Desire 600 sports an 8-megapixel rear camera with a LED flash and features a BSI sensor on both rear and front 1.6-megapixel camera It houses 8GB internal memory that is expandable up to 64GB with micro SD. Connectivity options include GPRS, EDGE, 3G, WiFi, Bluetooth, GPS, microUSB and a dual SIM support. It is powered by a Li-Po 1860 mAh battery. It is available on Flipkart at Rs. 25,799.
The Panasonic P51 comes with a 5-inch IPS display with resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels, a scratch resistant Asahi Dragontrail glass on the top, 1.2-GHz quad-core MediaTek processor, 1GB of RAM , 4GB of internal storage which is expandable up to 32GB, Dual SIM, Android 4.2 Jelly Bean, an 8-mega pixel rear facing camera with 1080p Full HD recording, 1.3-mega pixel front facing camera, Wi-Fi, 3G, Bluetooth 4.0, A-GPS, and a 2,500mAh Li Ion battery fitted inside. The phablet is priced at Rs. 19,536.
Spice Pinnacle FHD Mi-525
Currently selling at Rs. 16,900, Pinnacle FHD Mi- 525 comes packed with 5.0-inch display with a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. It comes with a 16.7 M colors and video recording at 1080p (30fps). It is is powered by a 1.5 GHz quad-core coupled with 1GB RAM and 8GB of internal memory ( expandable up to 32GB via a microSD card). Android 4.2 Jelly Bean comes out of the box. There's an 8MP rear facing camera with Auto Focus and dual LED Flash light. Also add a 2MP front facing camera. The makers have added a 2100mAh Li Ion battery. Other connectivity options include: Dual SIM, 3G, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0, and gesture based features.