India-based handset manufacturer, Karbonn, on Tuesday has launched a new Android 4.4 KitKat running smartphone named ‘Titanium S20’ for Rs. 4,999. It’s selling exclusively on Amazon.in and with an additional flip cover, it’ll be available in black and white color palettes. The company has partnered with telecom provider Aircel to offer monthly free data usage of 500MB for three months.
A quick glance reveals that Karbonn basically ripped-off their own Android One handset – ‘Sparkle V’ which sells on snapdeal.com (for Rs. 6,000), and dropped down the front camera quality as well as battery capacity to sell ‘Titanium S20’ for a cheaper price tag of Rs. 5,000. The 2.0MP front camera of Sparkle V drops down to a 0.3MP on Titanium S20. Same goes for battery capacity which drops from 1700mAh to 1600mAh unit.
Rest all features are similar between the two, including the same 4.5-inch FWVGA display (854×480 pixels), 1.3GHz quad-core processor, 1GB of RAM, 4GB of internal storage (expandable up to 32GB) and a 5MP rear camera. All basic connectivity options like Dual-SIM support, 3G-network, WiFi and Bluetooth are present on the S20.
So what’s different? Karbonn claims the device will come with software features like touch and swipe gestures, customizable widgets, and easy to use notification panel.
Interestingly, the company already has more than 30 Android smartphones selling under Rs. 5000 for the Indian market. We aren’t sure about how the company plans to differentiate the new Titanium S20 from their own line-up of products.
Would you consider buying this new Karbonn smartphone?