Karbonn K9 Smart launched in India


Today karbonn has launched an affordable smartphone of its K9-series named Karbonn K9 Smart in India.

While launching the smartphone Mr. Shashin Devsare, Executive Director, Karbonn Mobiles commented, “With the launch of K9 Smart, we aim to dissolve the language barrier that is one of the major impediments inhibiting Smartphone adoption amongst non-English speaking population. As per IAMAI, the local language user base grew 47% and touched 127 million in June. The growing consumption of local language content on mobile phones is a clear indicator of the need for vernacularising the Smartphone ecosystem for bridging the gaping digital divide. With K9 Smart launch we aim to bridge this divide by offering Indian users an affordable Smartphone device that offers access to their native language for ease of use thereby encouraging adoption.”

The K9 Smart features a 5-inch (854×480 pixels) FWVGA display with 196ppi as pixel density and is powered by unspecified 1.2GHz dual-core processor for smooth user experience. The handset runs on older Android 4.4.2 KitKat.

The handset has 512MB of RAM and 8GB of internal storage that can be expanded up to 32GB through a microSD card. The handset equips with dual SIM dual standby. In the rear side of the device it has a 3.2MP camera with LED flash and in the front side it has a 1.3MP camera for video calling and selfie images.

The K9 Smart comes equipped with a multi-lingual keypad with 21 languages support and offer the users to access various apps like YouTube, Whatsapp, Facebook and Google Maps in their own local language. In the rear side of the device it has 2G/3G, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, GPS/A-GPS and microUSB 2.0 port and a 2300mAh battery which promised to offer up to 7 hours of talk time and up to 240 hours of standby time. The dimensions of the device are 144.7 x 74.1 x 10.1 mm weighs around 146.3 grams.  The smartphone is available in Black and White color options.

The price of the device is Rs. 3,990 and will be available for purchase via both online and offline platforms across the country.

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