Karbonn has launched Sparkle V, the company’s first Android One smartphone in India. It has a 4.5-inch FWVGA screen, powered by a 1.3 GHz quad-core processor and runs on Android 4.4 (KitKat). It has a 5-megapixel rear camera with LED flash and a 2-megapixel front-facing camera. These specifications are similar to the Spice Android One Dream UNO Mi-498 that would also go on sale later today. Only the design and the dimensions of the smartphone are different.
Commenting on the launch, Shashin Devsare, Executive Director of Karbonn said,
Recognizing the potential of mobile phone technology in empowering the masses, Karbonn has been focused towards bringing cutting–edge mobile phone devices packed with innovative features to the consumers. The launch of Android One powered Sparkle V in collaboration with Google is aimed at fulfilling our combined vision of bringing millions of untapped Indian consumers under the mobile technology fold. Instant software upgrades, fast and responsive interface and pre-embedded popular apps has been designed in line with the needs of the consumers of emerging markets like India.
Tony Navin, Senior Vice President- Electronics & Home at Snapdeal.com said,
We are excited to partner with Karbonn to launch this latest innovation in the mobiles category. With this launch we will enter the Android 1 category for the first time and we are sure that our consumers will be thrilled with this new launch. At Snapdeal.com we are constantly expanding our mobiles and accessories category with new ground-breaking launches
Karbonn Sparkle V Specifications
- 4.5-inch (854 x 480 pixels) IPS display
- 1.3 GHz quad-core processor with Mali-400 GPU
- 1GB RAM, 4GB internal memory, 32GB expandable memory with MicroSD
- Android 4.4 (KitKat) OS
- Dual SIM
- 5MP rear camera with LED flash
- 2MP front-facing camera
- 10.4 mm thick
- 3G HSPA+, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0, GPS
- 3.5mm audio jack, FM Radio
- 1700 mAh battery
The Karbonn Sparkle V comes in Magnum Blue, Mild Grey, Wild Red and Pearl White colors and is priced at Rs. 6,399. It comes with 8GB memory card and Snapdeal voucher worth Rs. 2000. It would go on sale in exclusively on Snapdeal at 3:30PM.