Karbonn A50s is the latest low-budget offering from the house of Karbonn Mobiles. The phone offers some good features making it an ideal choice for those who wish to possess a dual-SIM Android smartphone at an extremely cheap price.
Indian handset maker, Karbonn, on 13th June 2014, unveiled its new entry-level smartphone, dubbed the Karbonn A50s, for its budget-friendly customers.
As per a press statement released by the company, this Android based dual-SIM mobile will be exclusively available on the popular e-commerce website Flipkart, at an eye-popping price. This super affordable phone is a successor to the last year’s Karbonn A50.
With the launch of Karbonn A50s, the manufacturer intends to expand its budget A-series of phones in India. Touted as more affordable than Nokia 225, Andi 2G Velvet, and iBall 3G Gem, the Karbonn A50s brings a decent array of hardware and software. The company claims that it is the first smartphone which offers a 1.2 Ghz dual-core processor with 3.5-inch HVGA display at a price tag below the 3000 mark.
Available in black and white color variants, the Karbonn A50s measures 61.8×115.7×10.5 mm in dimensions.
Sporting a 3.5-inch TFT LCD screen with 320 x 480 pixels resolution, the phone runs Android 4.2 Jelly Bean out-of-the-box. Under the hood, ticks a 1.2GHz MediaTek dual-core processor coupled with 256 MB of RAM.
Fueled by an 1100 mAh battery, the mobile brings onboard an in-built storage of 512 MB. Thanks to the MicroSD slot which allows customers to expand the storage up to 32GB via a MicroSD card.
In the imaging department, the phone ships with a 2MP rear camera equipped with LED Flash. It also houses a 0.3 MP front-facing snapper which enables users to indulge in skyping and clicking selfies.
On the connectivity front, the options offered by the handset are Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS/ A-GPS, GPRS/ EDGE, and Micro-USB. The handset, however, does not offer 3G connectivity.
Other Karbonn A50s features include dual-SIM, capacitive touchscreen, 3.5 mm audio jack, proximity sensor, accelerometer, and more.
The price of Karbonn A50s is approximately INR 2,800.
Loaded with modest Karbonn A50s specs, this budgeted phone is a great buy for first-time smartphone buyers of small towns or rural areas. Although 256 MB of RAM is slightly disturbing, but the other configurations and extremely affordable pricing, make it a good option as compared to other feature-phones available in the market. In fact, presently, it is the cheapest Android smartphone in the country.
Karbonn has always produced extremely affordable phones. Here’s hoping that the tech company wins a few hearts by virtue of its cost-effective yet functional device!