With the increasing demand for large displays in smartphones, several companies have started launching such handsets. Moreover, the dual SIM devices are gaining enough momentum in India with over 71% of the subscribers having dual SIM smartphones.
Hence, the handset manufacturers in India have come up with several handsets that have display sizes of over 4 inches in order to acquire enough market share. Also, the success behind these handsets made by native vendors come from their low price tags.
Over the weekend, the new Karbonn smartphone - Smart Titanium 1 with quad core processor and Android 4.1 Jelly Bean OS is making rounds in the tech headlines for its advanced specs and affordable price tag. Earlier, the handset was estimated to cost Rs 12,999, however, Karbonn's official website has now opened the pre-order for the handset at Rs 10,990.
Specwise, Smart Titanium 1 boasts a 4.5 inch qHD multi-touch capacitive touchscreen display with 960 x 540 pixel resolution, 1.2GHz quad core Qualcomm Snapdragon processor, 1GB RAM, 4GB internal storage, micro SD card slot, Android 4.1 Jelly Bean OS, 5MP rear camera, VGA front camera, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and a 1,600 mAh battery.
Karbonn Mobiles has announced the pre-order for its first Jelly Bean based smartphone - Smart Titanium 1 on its official website at a price of Rs 10,990.
With the launch of a quad core Jelly Bean handset, Karbonn has stepped into competition with the high-end smartphones including the newly announced Micromax phablet - A116 Canvas HD priced at Rs 14,999.
Commenting at the launch event, Shashin Devsare, Executive Director, Karbonn Mobiles said, "We are extremely proud to be the first brand to bring smartphones enabled by the powerful and power efficient Qualcomm Snapdragon quad-core CPU processor into the country. This move reiterates our commitment to enable cutting-edge technological innovations to our consumers and is an endeavour towards providing the best in mobile technology to them."