Bengaluru-based telecommunication firm Karbonn Mobiles has reportedly released the flagship Android One series smartphone Sparkle V in Europe.
Karbonn Sparkle V flaunts a 4.5-inch FWVGA screen and comes packed with stock Android 4.4.4 KitKat OS out-of-the box. Under the hood, it features 1.3GHz MediaTek quad-core CPU, Mali-400 MP GPU, 1GB RAM, 4GB inbuilt memory and a 1,700mAh battery.
On the camera-front, it houses a 5mp camera with LED flash and a 2mp snapper on the front for video chatting.
Sparkle V price and availability:
Stock Android OS based Karbonn budget smartphone has been made available at the Amazon UK e-commerce site for £129.99 (around US$ 205/₹12,694.75) with option of shipping to other European regions.
The price tag seems to be steep compared to Indian market, where it is selling for under ₹6,000 (around £61/$97). However, it is believed that the additional costs may have to do with import duty taxes.
It has to be noted that the Sparkle V is not the first Karbonn phone to set foot in the UK; previously the company had launched Karbonn A50S for just £26 (around ₹2,500/$41). [More information, HERE]
Key Specifications of Karbonn Sparkle V Android One:
|Model||Karbonn Sparkle V|
|Display||4.5-inch FWVGA (854x480p) screenPixel density: 218 ppi (pixels per inch)|
|OS||Android 4.4.4 KitKat (Guaranteed to get Lollipop 5.0 update)|
|Processor||1.3GHz quad-core MediaTek CPU|
|Storage capacity||4GB, expandable|
|Camera||Main: 5.0-megapixel camera with LED flash,Front: 2.0-megapixel camera|
|Network||2G & 3G|
|Add-ons||Dual-SIM slots, Bluetooth v4.0, Wi-Fi, microSD card slot, micro-USB, FM Radio, A-GPs with Google maps|
|Dimensions||113.0 x 66.0 x 10.4 mm|
|Price||£129.99 (around US$ 205/₹12694.75)|
|Package contents||Karbonn Sparkle V, Battery, USB Cable,
3PIN USB Convertor, Headphones, Screen Protector & Quick User Guide