When you take a look at the specifications of some of the smartphones released by the Indian companies and the price tags these phones carry, you might be surprised how most other brands should be selling for such high prices. Take the latest launch from the Indian mobile phone maker Karbonn. Their K9 Smart Gold is now available for sale and except the RAM, the other specs and features can be compared to any budget phone in the Indian market and they would be selling at double that price, at least.
The Karbonn K9 Smart Grand has a 5.2inch display FWVGA display with the screen resolution reading 480x854pixels and the screen receives protection from a 2.5D curved glass. The processor has a clocking speed of 1.3GHz though the exact specifications of the CPU are not yet available except that it is a quad-core one. The RAM, as mentioned is just 1GB and the internal storage 8GB. A microSD card can expand this to another 32GB.
Android Nougat version 7.0 is the operating system on the device and the battery is a modest 2300mAh. If only Karbonn had gone in for a slightly higher RAM, this phone could have competed with any other, simply based on the hardware described above.
As far as the camera is concerned, the rear sensor is 8MP and front one for selfies is 5MP. The rear camera is supported by LED flash, face detection capability, continuous shot and Panorama shot features as well. There is also the fingerprint scanner mounted on the rear panel.
The Karbon K9 Smart Grand has the complete suite of connectivity options, including the all-important 4G VoLTE required in the Indian market. The full set of sensors and the 3.5mm audio jack are also present.
Black and champagne are the colours in which the phone is available and the price, as already discussed above is Rs. 5,290.