Eyeing the budget smartphone market in India, Panasonic has launched a budget Android smartphone named T9. Available online for just ₹3,750, T9 is perhaps the cheapest phone offered by any multi-national phone brand in India.
Measuring 179x63.7x10.1mm, T9 sports a 3.5-inch HVGA LCD display with 320x480 resolution and the device looks decent online. Powered by a 1.3 GHz dual-core processor and 512MB RAM, the phone also offers 4GB of storage on-board. Impressively, it also comes with Android KitKat 4.4 operating system.
The latest Panasonic device also sports a 2MP camera along with a LED flash on the rear; and has a 0.3 VGA camera on the front for VOIP calls. Though it offers the dual sim connectivity option, T9 do not feature 3G connectivity option and one need to stick to 2G for connectivity needs.
It also offers the regular connectivity options like WiFi, Bluetooth, FM Radio and 3.5mm port for connecting any uniform headphone.
Powered by a 1,300 mAh Li-ion battery, Panasonic T9 is listed on Indiatimes.com for just ₹3750. The device currently comes in Black and Blue colours only. Meanwhile, the Japanese company has also launched another budget handset, T40 few weeks back with a proce tag of ₹5990. Currently, this phone is listed on several sites for much less rate than the quoted price.
There are few other options available under this price, but most of them pairs 256MB of RAM or Android Jellybean OS, which is a bit heavy on systems. The only phone in this same range with 3G option is ZTE Blade Buzz V815W, which has a 4.2-inch display but offers less RAM and internal memory.
However, Panansonic configured the T9 phone very critically to win a great portion of entry level Android smartphone market.
Exclusively tailored for the Indian market, T9 also supports 21 Indian languages.
Key Specifications of T9:
|Display||3.5-inch capacitive touch screen display, 320 x 480 pixels|
|Connectivity||2G (EDGE), Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth with A2DP|
|Processor||1.3 GHz dual-core processor|
|Memory||512MB RAM + 4GB Internal memory; Expandable memory with micro SD|
|Operating System||Android 4.4 (KitKat) OS|
|Primary Camera||2MP rear camera with LED flash|
|Secondary Camera||0.3MP (VGA)|
|SIM||Dual SIM (GSM + GSM) with Dual Standby|
|Others||3.5mm audio jack, FM Radio|
|Battery||1,300 mAh battery|