Published on March 24th, 2014


Karbonn launches three new phones

Launched last week, the company’s three brand new phones will be available for sale in India come late April 2014.
by Manik Kakra | @Manik_K on Twitter

Karbonn has come out all guns blazing in partnership with MediaTek, showcasing as many as three Android 4.4 (KitKat) dual-SIM handsets. The three phones launched are the Karbonn Titanium Octane Plus, Karbonn Titanium Octane and Karbonn Titanium Hexa.

First, the Karbonn Titanium Hexa (in pic above) is the biggest announcement from the company. This is a 1.5 GHz hexa-core phone – MediaTek’s 6591 chipset, along with 2 GB of RAM. Sporting a 5.5-inch full HD display, the phone has a fairly new display quality used called LTPS. It boasts a 13 MP rear camera; and a 5 MP front-facing one. The Titanium Hexa packs in 2,050 mAh battery, and has 16 GB of internal storage, which is expandable via microSD card.

Coming to the other two phones – the Karbonn Titanium Octane Plus and Karbonn Titanium Octane – both are pretty similar in hardware specifications, except the Plus model is a bit on the beefier side. Karbonn’s Titanium Octane Plus features a 5-inch full HD screen. RAM. Under the hood, there’s a MediaTek 6592 chipset (1.7 GHz octa-core processor), and 2 GB of RAM.

The Karbonn Titanium Octane has the same 5-inch screen as the Plus. It has a 13 MP snapper on the back; and a 5 Mp front-facing camera. Packing in 2,000 mAh battery and 16 GB of internal storage, expandable up to 32 GB via microSD card.

Shashin Devsare, Executive Director, Karbonn says, “With this partnership we seek to raise the bar of smartphone experience in the country. Our new portfolio of smartphones is designed in collaboration with MediaTek to provide a powerful mobile experience.” How good the experience will be, is going to an interesting thing to watch from here.

While the Titanium Hexa has WiFi a/b/g/n, the other two support WiFi b/g/n. All three have got Bluetooth 4.0, 3G connectivity, microUSB 2.0 port, and 3.5mm headset jack. All these phones are going hit the market in late April. As far as pricing is concerned, Karbonn Titanium Hexa, available in white and black colour options, will be on sale for around Rs 16,990; Karbonn Titanium Octane Plus for Rs 17,990 and the Karbonn Titanium Octane around Rs 14,490. 

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