Airtel has partnered with Karbonn Mobiles to launch Karbonn A40 Indian, a 4G VoLTE phone with support for 22 Indian languages at an effective price of Rs. 1399. It has also launched a new Rs. 169 plan for the phone that offers unlimited calling and 0.5GB 4G data per day for 28 days. Airtel said that you need to do 36 continuous monthly recharges of Rs. 169.
You need to make a down payment of Rs 2899 for the 4G smartphone and make 36 continuous monthly recharges of Rs. 169. You will get a cash refund of Rs 500 after 18 months and another Rs. 1000 after 36 months, taking the total cash benefit to Rs 1500.
If you don’t need the bundled plan, you can do any recharge, but to claim the cash refund benefit, recharges worth Rs. 3000 must be done within the first 18 months to claim the first refund installment of Rs. 500 and another Rs 3000 over the next 18 months to claim the second refund installment of Rs. 1000.
The new launch is part of Airtel’s Mera Pehla 4G Smartphone so Airtel will partner with multiple mobile manufacturers in an aim to create an ‘open ecosystem’ of affordable 4G smartphones and bring them to market for virtually the price of a feature phone.
Smartphones under the initiative will be available at all leading mobile stores across the country and after sales support for the devices will be provided by the handset manufacturers through their service network, said Airtel.
Karbonn A40 Indian specifications
- 4-inch (800 × 480 pixels) WVGA touch screen display
- 1.3 GHz quad-core processor
- 1GB RAM, 8GB internal memory, expandable memory up to 32GB with micro SD
- Android 7.0 (Nougat) OS
- Dual SIM
- 2MP rear camera with LED flash
- 0.3MP (VGA) front-facing camera
- 3.5mm audio jack, FM Radio
- 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth and GPS
- 1400mAh battery
The Karbonn A40 Indian comes in Blue, Coffee Brown, Black, Champagne and Red colors.
Commenting on the launch, Raj Pudipeddi, Director – Consumer Business & CMO, Bharti Airtel said:
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.