Karbonn has launched the company’s latest 4G VoLTE smartphone in K9 series – Karbonn K9 Kavach 4G in India at a price tag of Rs. 5,290. The smartphone comes in three colors and it is available through offline retail channels across pan India starting from this week. The main highlight of the smartphone is that it comes with UPI integration in the form of preloaded BHIM app and fingerprint sensor for payment authentication.
Karbonn K9 Kavach 4G
Display, Processor, Memory, and Operating System:
On the specifications front, the smartphone features 5-inch HD IPS display with a resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels and it is powered by 1.25GHz quad-core processor which is paired with 1GB of RAM. The smartphone runs on Android 7.0 Nougat operating system and has 8GB internal storage which can be expanded further up to 32GB via microSD card.
The smartphone features 5MP rear camera with autofocus, LED flash and 5MP front camera with LED flash for selfie & video-calling.
SIM support, and Connectivity Features
The smartphone has dual SIM card support and comes with connectivity features like 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth, Micro-USB.
The smartphone has fingerprint sensor at the back and the smartphone comes preloaded with Karbonn Kavach which makes your smartphone more safer. In addition to this, the fingerprint comes with features like app lock, capture image, and smart finger touch dialing.
The smartphone packs 2300mAh battery.
At such a price tag, the Karbonn K9 Kavach 4G will compete with Xiaomi Redmi 4A, Coolpad Note 3 Lite and others.
Press Release Quote:
Commenting on the association with NPCI and the launch of K9 Kavach 4G, Mr. Pardeep Jain, Managing Director, Karbonn Mobiles said:
“We, at Karbonn, are immensely honored to have an opportunity to partner with NPCI to integrate BHIM in our devices. This partnership is an epitome of two ‘Made in India’ entities joining hands to enable digital Indians with smart telephony solutions. Through this partnership, our aim is to promote a cashless economy empowering and educating more and more people in tier 2, 3 cities and rural areas about digital transactions and benefits of the same. The volume of the digital transaction has increased by 80% in the last quarter and is slated to increase even further. Hence, our aim is to reach out to the next billion users and continue to contribute to ‘Digital India’ initiative through smart and simplified technology which has always been the core of our business.”
Mr. Shashin Devsare, Executive Director, Karbonn Mobiles said:
“I feel India is a unique market. There is a rural consumer in the urban landscape and an urban consumer in the rural landscape which divides the population not demographically but psycho-graphically. This initiative will benefit different segments of the Indian population catering to daily monetary transaction needs of the consumers. With this new initiative, we plan to bring the benefits of smart telephony to the masses in a way that they are able to join the league of the digital Indians.”
Mr. A. P. Hota, Managing Director & CEO, National Payments Corporation of India said:
“With this association lakhs of customers will be greeted with BHIM App in Karbonn smartphones. Availability of BHIM in multiple languages will cater to people from distinct regions with ease. This strategic partnership is a significant step towards providing acceptance tools for facilitating digital payments in India.”
Karbonn K9 Kavach 4G vs Xiaomi Redmi 4A vs Coolpad Note 3 Lite:
|Specifications||Karbonn K9 Kavach 4G||Xiaomi Redmi 4A||Coolpad Note 3 Lite|
|Display||5-inch HD IPS display with a resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels||5-inch HD IPS display with a resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels||5-inch HD IPS display with a resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels with 178 degree viewing angle|
|Processor||1.25GHz quad-core Processor||1.4GHz Quad-Core Snapdragon 425 processor with 500MHz Adreno 308 GPU||1.3GHz quad-core MediaTek MT6735 processor which is paired with Mali T720|
|Memory||1GB RAM, 8GB internal storage which can be expanded further up to 32GB via microSD card||2GB RAM, 16GB internal storage, expandable memory up to 128GB with microSD||3GB DDR3 RAM, 16GB in-built memory expanded further up to 32GB by microSD card/td>|
|Operating System||Android 7.0 Nougat||Android 6.0 Marshmallow with MIUI 8 on top of it||Android 5.1 Lollipop with Cool UI 6.0 on top of it|
|Rear-Camera||5MP rear camera with autofocus, LED flash||13MP rear camera with PDAF, LED Flash, f/2.2 aperture, 1080p video recording||13MP rear-camera with LED flash|
|Front-Camera||5MP front camera with LED flash||5MP front-facing camera, f/2.2 aperture||5MP front-facing camera for selfie & video-calling|
|Connectivity||4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth, Micro-USB||4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.1, GPS + GLONASS||4G LTE/3G, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS,USB OTG|
Karbonn K9 Kavach 4G Specifications:
- Display: 5-inch HD IPS display with a resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels
- Processor: 1.25GHz quad-core Processor
- Memory: 1GB RAM, 8GB internal storage which can be expanded further up to 32GB via microSD card
- Operating System: Android 7.0 Nougat
- Rear Camera: 5MP rear camera with autofocus, LED flash
- Front Camera: 5MP front camera with LED flash for selfie & video-calling
- Connectivity: 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth, Micro-USB
- Battery: 2300mAh battery