Karbonn launched new budget smartphones Quattro L52 and Titanium Mach Six in India Monday. They come bundled with the company's own Karbonn VR headset. The two new handsets with the VR headset are cheaper than Lenovo K4 Note, which was launched as a VR bundle for Rs. 12,499 but now sells separately for Rs. 11,999 for the handset and Rs. 1,299 for the headset.
Karbonn's new Quattro L52 with VR glasses is priced at Rs. 8,790, and the Titanium Mach Six VR bundle costs Rs. 7,490. The new devices could serve as a cheaper alternative to Samsung's recently-launched Gear VR device, which alone costs around Rs. 8,000.
"Karbonn's VR glasses available with Karbonn Quattro L52 and Mach Six are an effort to address this challenge by bringing VR technology to consumers across economic spectrum at disruptive price-points in the under-10K bracket," Shashin Devsare, executive director of Karbonn Mobiles, was quoted as saying by Gadgets360. "We are optimistic about the consumer response and are confident that Karbonn's range of VR Smartphones will be a key cog in bringing the benefits of VR technology to the masses."
Karbonn's new smartphones are categorised in the budget segment, not just for their price but also based on their specifications. The Quattro L52 sports a decent 5-inch HD display with 2.5D curved glass, an 8MP rear-facing Sony camera with LED flash and a 5MP front-snapper. It is powered by a 1.3GHz dual core processor, 2GB RAM and 16GB expandable storage.
Karbonn Quattro L52 is a 4G-enabled smartphone with dual-SIM support and is available in champagne and white colours. The handset packs a 2,250mAh battery, which the company claims delivers up to 6 hours of talk time, Gadgets360 reported.
Karbonn Titanium Mach Six sports a bigger 6-inch HD display, an 8MP primary camera with LED flash and a 3.2MP front-snapper. It is powered by a 1.3GHz quad-core processor and has the same 2GB RAM and 16GB internal storage with microSD card support as the Quattro L52. The battery is bigger than the Quattro L52, measuring 3,300mAh. The Titanium Mach Six has dual SIM slots but doesn't have 4G LTE support.
Both smartphones run Android 5.1 Lollipop and come equipped with Gyroscope and G-sensor to support virtual reality graphics with the accompanying headsets. The smartphones also have a pre-loaded VR app that allows users to create VR videos. Users can start experiencing virtual reality with embedded games and videos without having to install new ones from Google Play Store.