Earlier Karbonn teased the Android One smartphone and now today launched the company’s first Android One Smartphone – Karbonn Sparkle V in India at an initial price tag of Rs. 6,399. It is available in Magnum Blue, Mild Grey, Wild Red and Pearl White colour and will sell exclusively through Snapdeal. As a promotional offer, you get 8GB memory card and Snapdeal voucher worth of Rs. 2,000.
Commenting on the launch, Mr. Shashin Devsare, Executive Director of Karbonn said,
“Recognizing the potential of mobile phone technology in empowering the masses, Karbonn has been focused towards bringing cutting–edge mobile phone devices packed with innovative features to the consumers. The launch of Android One powered Sparkle V in collaboration with Google is aimed at fulfilling our combined vision of bringing millions of untapped Indian consumers under the mobile technology fold. Instant software upgrades, fast and responsive interface and pre-embedded popular apps has been designed in line with the needs of the consumers of emerging markets like India.”
Caesar Sengupta, VP, Product Management at Google said,
“Google is pleased to collaborate with Karbonn on Android One — a program designed to help bring high-quality, low-cost Android devices to emerging markets. We’re looking forward to working with Karbonn to empower the next billion people.”
Speaking about this, Tony Navin, Senior Vice President- Electronics & Home at Snapdeal.com said,
“We are excited to partner with Karbonn to launch this latest innovation in the mobiles category. With this launch we will enter the Android One category for the first time and we are sure that our consumers will be thrilled with this new launch. At Snapdeal.com we are constantly expanding our mobiles category with new ground-breaking launches”
On the specifications front, it features 4.5-inch FWVGA IPS screen with a resolution of 480 x 854 pixels and it is powered by 1.3GHz quad-core processor which is paired with Mali 400 MP GPU. It has 1GB of RAM and 4GB in-built memory which can be expanded further up to 32GB via microSD card.
On the imaging front, it has 5-megapixel rear-camera with LED flash and 2-megapixel front-facing camera for selfie and video-calling.
It has dual-SIM support and comes with connectivity features like 3G, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth v4.0 and GPRS/EDGE
It runs on Android 4.4.4 KitKat and packs 1700mAh battery.
Karbonn Sparkle V Specifications
|Specifications||Karbonn Sparkle V|
|Display||4.5-inch FWVGA IPS display with a resolution of 854 x 480 pixels|
|Processor||1.3GHz quad-core processor which is paired with Mali-400 GPU|
|Memory||1GB of RAM, 4GB in-built memory which can be expanded further up to 32GB via microSD card|
|Operating System||Android 4.4.4 KitKat|
|Camera||5MP rear-camera with LED flash and 2MP front-facing camera|
|Connectivity Features||3G HSPA+, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0, GPS|