Karbonn Launches KitKat Powered A1  Super, A5 Turbo Budget Smartphones
Karbonn Launches KitKat Powered A1 Super, A5 Turbo Budget SmartphonesKarbonn Press Kit

Bengaluru-based smartphone maker Karbonn has launched two affordable KitKat-powered handsets, A1+ Super and A5 Turbo, in India.

"Today, a large segment of consumers are shifting from feature phones to smartphones and looks for a smartphone with advanced technology and maximum features at affordable prices," said Sudhir Hasija, Chairman of Karbonn Mobiles.

"This is the foundation on which our new launches – the Karbonn A1+ Super and A5 Turbo – are based upon, which offers brilliant specs and greater functionality to the user and thus creates a great choice in this segment." he added.

The new A1+ Super sports a 3.5-inch HVGA (320x480p) screen and ships with 1GHz dual-core processor, expandable memory (32GB), dual-SIM slots, 3.0-megapixel camera, and front-facing digital camera for video chatting.

Other stipulated specifications include Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, Edge, USB Support, G-sensor, and proximity sensor and customisable menu & widgets options.

On the other hand, Karbonn A5 Turbo also features pretty much the same specifications seen inside the A1+ Super, but differs in the design language. It is priced ₹3,290, while the latter costs ₹3,490.

Both the devices will be competing with Micromax's Bolt series, Samsung Galaxy Star, Lenovo A269i and Nokia Asha series.

In related news, Karbonn has joined hands with Google to produce low-cost handsets (less than $100 / around ₹6,000) with stock Android OS in India as part of the Android One project.

Other domestic players including Micromax, Spice and Celkon have also inked pact with the American software giant and the phones are expected to reach stores during Diwali.