Finally, Airtel takes on Reliance Jio, launches Karbonn A40 4G smartphone at the price of a feature phone. Bharti Airtel has partnered with Indian smartphone manufacturer Karbonn. And launched the Karbonn A40 Indian under Airtel’s ‘Mera Pehla 4G Smartphone’ initiative. Which is undoubtedly aimed to rival RIL’s much-ambitious Jio Phone. The smartphone effectively priced at Rs. 1,399. But will be available to users at an expense of Rs. 2899, on which they can get up to Rs. 1,500 in cashback. The positive side is, there is no need for users to return the device to be able to avail the cashback. Further to avail the cashback amount, the users will have to keep on doing a number of minimum recharges.
The users will have to do recharge worth of Rs. 3,000, within first 18 months to claim Rs. 500. In addition, to get the remaining Rs. 1,000, again they have to do recharge worth of Rs. 3,000 in next 18 months. Also, users can do a recharge of any denomination. However, at Rs. 169 they can get 0.5GB data daily and unlimited calling, valid for 28 days.
“As the market leader and pioneer of 4G services in India, Airtel’s aspiration is to digitally empower every Indian with high-speed data access. We are delighted to partner with Karbonn to remove barriers to smartphone adoption and enable millions of Indians to leapfrog to a full touchscreen smartphone experience. We plan to partner with multiple manufacturers to bring affordable smartphone options to the market and build an ‘open ecosystem’ of low-cost devices. This is yet another step in our ongoing journey to deeply understand customers and bring innovation that delights them,” Raj Pudipeddi, director, Consumer Business & CMO, Bharti Airtel said.
Specifications and features of Karbonn A40 :
Karbonn A40 Indian operates on Android nougat Software. Additionally, the 4G smartphone comes with a 4-inch display with a resolution of 800×480 pixels. It is powered by 1.3 GHz Quad-core processor with 1GB RAM and 8GB of internal storage which is expandable by up to 32GB via micro-SD card. Also, It has 1,400mAh battery. It comes with a 2-megapixel camera on the rear and a 0.3-megapixel camera on the front.
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