Bengaluru-based domestic smartphone maker Karbonn Mobiles has reportedly joined hands with global e-retail giant Amazon to sell the company's flagship six-core handset Titanium Hexa in India.
"This initiative will free our customers from the annoyance of crowded marketplaces and malls and recurring parking and shopping woes," said Shashin Devsare, executive director, Karbonn Mobiles.
He added that the collaboration would strengthen the mobile e-commerce business and also drive the mobile internet usage, thus benefitting the whole end-to-end ecosystem.
Rival MNC smartphone maker Motorola too has made similar arrangement with Indian e-retailer Flipkart, to sell company's best-selling handset Moto G, flagship phone Moto X and also the upcoming Moto E.
Coming to the Karbonn smartphone, Titanium Hexa is the first local handset to boast a Hexa-core CPU. The only other rival to market this breed of devices in India is Samsung (Galaxy Note 3 Neo). It houses Samsung's inhouse built Exynos Hexa-core (with with 1.7GHz dual-core A15 chipset + 1.3GHz quad-core chipset), where as the former ships with 1.5GHz MediaTek chipset.
Titanium Hexa was originally unveiled back in March this year. It sports a 5.5-inch full HD (1920x1080p) screen and ships with Android v4.4 KitKat OS, 2GB RAM, a 13.0-megapixel main camera and a 5.0-megapixel front camera.
According to PTI, Karbonn Titanium Hexa will be available for pre-orders at Amazon India website for ₹16,990 from Wednesday (13 May), with shipment delivery expected to begin from 20 May.
Besides Titanium Hexa, Karbonn had also announced the affordable Octa-core based smartphones Titanium Octane and Octane Plus in India but the devices' availability details are still under wraps.
Key specifications of Titanium Hexa, Titanium Octane and Octane Plus:
|Models||Titanium Hexa||Titanium Octane||Titanium Octane Plus|
|Display||5.5-inch full HD screen with 1920x1080p resolutions||5.0-inch IPS HD screen with 720x1280p resolutions||5.0-inch IPS full HD screen with 1920x1080p resolutions|
|OS||Android v4.4 KitKat||Android v4.4 KitKat||Android v4.4 KitKat|
|Processor||1.5GHz MediaTek Hexa-core CPU||1.7GHz MediaTek Octa-core CPU(chipset: MT6592 )||1.7GHz MediaTek Octa-core CPU(chipset: MT6592 )|
|Storage capacity||16GB, expandable up to 32GB||16GB, expandable up to 32GB||16GB, expandable up to 32GB|
|Camera||Main: 13.0-megapixel camera with LED flash, Smile detection, auto-capture featuresFront: 5.0-megapixel camera||Main: 13.0-megapixel camera with LED flash, Smile detection, auto-capture featuresFront: 5.0-megapixel camera||Main: 16.0-megapixel camera with LED flashFront: 8.0-megapixel camera|
|Battery||2050 mAh||2000 mAh||2000 mAh|
|Add-ons||Dual-SIM, Bluetooth v4.0, GPS, Wi-Fi||Dual-SIM, Bluetooth v4.0, GPS, Wi-Fi||Dual-SIM, Bluetooth v4.0, GPS, Wi-Fi|
[Image credit: Karbonn Mobiles]