Tablet PC maker Pantel Technologies is reportedly planning to foray into India's lucrative smartphone business next month with the launch of three Android smartphones.
"We will launch three smartphones in the second week of June. The devices will be in the range of ₹7, 000 to ₹15, 000", said Vijender Singh, Managing Director, Pantel Technologies.
Singh further said, "We (Pantel) have tied up with BSNL to offer attractive data plans for the phones also. We already have an arrangement with BSNL for our tablets," reported PTI.
The new smartphones are said to be of 3G (Third Generation) devices and will run on the Android v4.1 Jelly Bean OS powered by 1GHz processor. The company is also planning to launch a 4G device around December later in the year.
Pantel Technologies sells most of its tablet PCs in India partnering BSNL with subsidized data plans and it reportedly sells more than five lakh devices a year. Now, with its entry into the smartphone business, Pantel plans to sell 50,000 to 60,000 handsets a month.
The company had launched its last tablet, T-Pad WS708C, almost two months ago in March. It featured a 7.0-inch TFT LCD display panel with 800x400p resolution and runs on Android Jelly Bean OS powered by 1GHz Cortex-A9 processor. It also came with a free pair of 3D goggles.