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Popular domestic tech vendor Karbonn has secretly come up with an ultra affordable Android-based smartphone in the Indian market. The Karbonn A1+ Duple is a cheap Android 4.2 Jelly Bean smartphone with dual-core processor and Dual SIM. Officially, Karbonn hasn't announced the handset yet; however, India's leading online shopping sites have started selling the device under Rs 4,000.
For instance, Snapdeal is offering the Karbonn A1+ for Rs. 3,633, whereas the same phone can be purchased for Rs. 3,799 from Flipkart. Users can now purchase the device from leading online shopping websites. Karbonn first launched "Duple" series last year with two dual-core handsets, the Karbonn A9+ and A21.
Karbonn A1+ Duple - Key Specs
Karbonn A1+ is an affordable phone running the Android 4.2 Jelly Bean. The phone incorporates a 3.5-inch IPS HVGA display having a resolution of 480 x 320 pixels. It is powered by a 1.3GHz dual-core processor coupled with 256MB RAM and 512MB of ROM, which can be further expanded up to 32GB via a microSD card slot. The makers have added a 1300mAh battery fitted inside.
There's a 3-megapixel rear-facing camera with Flash and a secondary VGA quality front-facing camera. The Karbonn A1+ Duple supports Dual SIM capability and comes in black and white variants.
Other connectivity options include: 2G (EDGE), Wi-Fi, FM Radio, USB 2.0, A-GPS and Bluetooth with A2DP. Users will be disappointed to know that the Karbonn A+ Duple does not come seem to support 3G connectivity.
It should be noted that Karbonn is also selling A1+ in the market at a price of Rs. 3500. The newly launched Karbonn A1+ Duple is naturally better than the A1+, as you get a dual core processor and Android 4.2 Jelly Bean out of the box.
Most of the dual-core phones available in India are priced between Rs. 5000 to Rs. 6000. Karbonn A1+ Duple is an attractive handset at Rs. 3700, but the makers have added mere 256MB RAM, instead of 512MB RAM. So be prepared to face minor glitches while playing games and running heavy apps.
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Karbonn A99 packs a 4-inch WVGA display having resolution of 480 x 800 pixels. The phone is powered by a 1.3GHz dual-core processor coupled with 512MB of RAM and 4GB of ROM (expandable up to 32GB via a microSD card slot). The makers have added a 1400mAh Li Ion battery. Android 4.2 Jelly Bean comes out of the box. There's a 5-mega pixel camera on the rear and a 0.3-mega pixel front facing camera. Other connectivity options include: 2G, 3G, Wi-Fi, Dual SIM, FM Radio, 3.5mm headphone jack, among others.
Lava Iris 405
The Lava Iris 405 packs a 4-inch display having resolution of 480X 800 pixels. The phone is powered by a 1GHz dual-core processor coupled with 512MB of RAM and 4GB of ROM (expandable up to 32GB via a microSD card slot).Android 4.1 Jelly Bean comes out of the box. There's a 5-megapixel rear camera with LED Flash and a VGA quality front facing camera for long video chat. The camera also features 8X zoom functionality, image stabilization and zero shutter lag like useful imaging features. The makers have added a 1400mAh Li Ion battery.
The Xolo A500 flaunts a 4 inch capacitive touchscreen display with a resolution of 480 x 800 pixels. The dual SIM handset comes equipped with a 1GHz dual core processor under its hood. Likewise other budget offerings in the country, Xolo A500 are also flavored with Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich OS. The handset sports a 5MP rear camera and a 0.3MP front camera for video calling. Xolo A500 is packed with 4GB internal storage, 512MB RAM and a micro SD card slot supporting up to 32GB additional storage. The handset comes with Bluetooth, GPS, 3G, Wi-Fi and micro USB 2.0 connectivity features. The Lava offering is loaded with a 1,500 mAh battery.
iBall Andi 4Di+
The Andi 4Di+ comes with a 4-inch IPS WVGA display having a resolution of 480 x 800 pixels. It is powered by a 1.3GHz dual-core Cortex A7 Processor coupled with 512MB of RAM and 4GB of internal memory (expandable up to 32GB via a microSD card slot). Android 4.2 Jelly Bean comes out of the box. The makers have added a 1700mAh battery fitted inside. There's a 5-megapixel rear facing camera with LED Flash and a VGA quality front-facing camera. The phone also offers enhanced features such as Flip to mute and Auto Call recording. Other connectivity options includes: Dual SIM, Bluetooth with A2DP, Wi-Fi, 2G (EDGE), 3G, FM Radio and lastly A-GPS, amongst others.
Micromax Canvas Fun A63
The Canvas Fun A63 carries a 4-inch WVGA display having resolution of 480 x 800 pixels. It is powered by a 1.3-GHz dual-core processor coupled with 512MB of RAM and 4GB of ROM (expandable up to 32GB via a microSD card). Android 4.2 Jelly Bean comes out of the box. There's a 2-mega pixel rear facing camera and a VGA quality front facing camera. The handset supports 3G connectivity. The makers have added a 1,500mAh Li Ion battery. Highlighted connectivity options include: a 3.5mm headphone jack, Bluetooth 2.0, Wi-Fi, A-GPS, FM Radio, and miniUSB 2.0, amongst others.