Indian phone market is so volatile that you don’t have a single handset lasting for one month without another launch. Few weeks back Micromax made a strong point with its Micromax Funbook outperforming other tablets in India with not just only price but with specifications too. It has happened previously that what Micromax does, Karbonn follows them. So after Micromax entry into tablets PC’s its Karbonn makes their way in with the launch of new Smart Tab 1 tablet.
Karbonn Smart Tab 1
Going through the Karbonn Smart Tab 1 tablet it comes with 1.2 Ghz processor with 7 inches form factor directly taking on those small devices tablet. Good thing is that it comes with capacitive 5 point multi touch input display. The tablet includes 2 mega pixel camera on the front side and no camera on the rear. Just like Micromax Funbook this comes out with Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich pre installed with the tablet from the front and with that it leads in competition with other tablets as this brings a complete makeover to the Android OS and user interface is very nice. This comes with 3D G-Sensor which is used to provide better gaming experience so that you have entertainment on go.
This tablet also includes the 3G USB dongle support i.e., you can access internet over 3G using the USB dongle supplied by the respective manufacturers like Tata Photon, Idea Netsetter and all. Apart from 3G internet access, you can make use of Wi Fi if you have Wi Fi signal availability and get faster internet download and upload speed. Other options of this tablet includes full HD video playback of 1080p videos and HDMI connectivity. And with Android OS on this tablet, you can make use of the Android Play Store at where you can install, buy and try out new Android applications, widgets, tools and games like Angry Birds and lot more.
The tablet is with 3700 mAh battery which according to the Karbonn data sheets provides 7 hours of internet surfing time, 8 hours of video play back time using head phones and 24 hours during the mp3 playback with ear phones. Karbonn didn’t reveal any price for this tablet but considering the low budget Indian users and the strategies adopted by other vendors it should be priced below Rs 10,000 and we expect its price to be Rs 7,000. As of now this tablet is available for pre order on the official Karbonn Mobile sites and for sale in India only.
The Karbonn A7 is a dual SIM mobile phone schedule for launch within few weeks in India. This comes with 1 Ghz processor and the Android 2.3.6 Gingerbread operating system installed on it. A7 would be with 2.8 inches form factor and its priced at Rs 5,000 in India.
The Karbonn A9 is powered with some of the cool features as well. It comes with 3.8 inches capacitive touchscreen display with a maximum resolution of 800 x 480 pixels resolution. This comes with the access of internet via 3G, Wi Fi and if you don’t have that 2G with GPRS and EDGE is present. The phone includes 5 mega pixel camera which comes with LED flash to take photos in the low light conditions along with video recording. It also includes secondary front facing camera and also includes FM Radio. It will be powered with 1600 Mah battery.
So the specifications of Karbonn A9 are -
- 3.8 inches capacitive touchscreen display
- Android 2.3 Gingerbread OS
- 3G, EDGE GPRS
- A GPS support
- Bluetooth with A2Dp
- 5 mega pixel camera
- FM Radio
- 1 Gb internal memory
- 32 GB micro SD card support
- 1600 mAh battery
It comes with 1 GB of internal memory and includes micro SD card support supporting 32 GB of the memory card. This will also be a dual SIM smartphone. Karbonn A9 is priced at Rs 7,900.
So whats your take on the Karbonn tablet? Will this beat Micromax Funbook or will it go unnoticed. Do check out the comparison of Karbonn Smart Tab 1 with other tablets coming out soon.