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It seems like the India based manufacturers are more focused in launching budget smartphones with basic specifications. These vendors seem to have understood the pulse of the consumers who are highly price conscious and hence, they are offering a plethora handsets that fit in this segment.
The latest one comes from Karbonn as the company unveiled a smartphone - A6 online on Snapdeal at a price of Rs 5,390. Moreover, it was only a two days back that Karbonn launched another device online - Titanium S5, which is a quad core Jelly Bean handset priced at Rs 11,990.
Speaking of specs, A6 sports a 4 inch IPS capacitive touchscreen display with a WVGA resolution of 800 x 480 pixels, 1GHz single core processor, Android 4.0 ICS, 5MP rear camera, VGA front camera for video calling, 104MB, micro SD card slot, 512MB RAM, Wi-Fi, GPS, Bluetooth and a 1,450 mAh battery offering up to 3.5 hours talk time and 250 hours standby.
As mentioned above, Karbonn has recently come up with an advanced smartphone - Titanium S5 and so soon it has come with another handset with lean specs and only Wi-Fi like A6. This strategy of the handset vendor makes it clear that it aims to make its presence evident in all segments of the smartphone market from entry-level to high-end all at reasonable price tags.
However, it is not only Karbonn that aims to launch such mobiles in the booming smartphone era as several other companies including global and local vendors are also oriented towards the same.
To name a few, Samsung has come up with the Rex lineup of handsets and Nokia has its Asha series of low end handsets despite of their high-end smartphone offerings. With the market being occupied with leading smartphone vendors, it must be too competitive for Karbonn, but, by providing the right specs and price, A6 could be a success. Hence, Gizbot has come up with the gallery showing the smartphones that will land in trouble with the launch of Karbonn A6.
Nokia Asha 310
Nokia Asha 310 has been recently launched in India at a price of Rs 5,601 and has a 3 inch WQVGA scratch-proof capacitive touchscreen display with 400 x 240 pixel resolution, 128MB internal storage, micro SD card slot supporting up to 32GB additional storage, 2MP rear camera, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth with A2DP support, micro USB 2.0 and an 1,110 mAh BL-4U battery offering 17 hours talk time and 25 days standby. Karbonn A6 has a larger display and better camera along with a front camera for video calling.
Samsung Rex 90
Samsung Rex 90 comes with a 3.5 inch TFT capacitive touchscreen display with a resolution of 320 x 480 pixels, 3.2MP rear camera, dual SIM support, Wi-Fi, micro SD card slot supporting up to 32GB, 1,000 mAh Li-Ion battery offering 15 hours of talk time and is priced at Rs 5,870. Being a feature phone, Rex 90 will be in trouble with the launch of Karbonn A6.
Micromax Bolt A35
Bolt A35 has a 3.97 inch capacitive touchscreen display with a resolution of 800 x 480 pixels, 1GHz processor, Android 2.3.5 Gingerbread platform, 2MP rear camera, 0.3MP front camera for video calling, Bluetooth, 2G, Wi-Fi and a 1,500 mAh battery, Bolt A35 has up to 4.5 hours talk time. Priced at Rs 4,250, the handset comes with low end specs including Gingerbread OS, which is a downside.