Indian smartphone brand Karbonn Mobile has launched the country's cheapest smartphone, which costs just Rs 2554 (£26). The smartphone is also available for ordering from the United Kingdom.
The smartphone, Karbonn A50S, will be shipped to the United Kingdom upon order, for a nominal cost. According to a Daily Mail report, the ultra low-cost Karbonn A50S can be used across UK networks by availing pay-as-you-go SIM cards.
The smartphone is expected to be a hit considering the fact that value-for-money gadgets are sought after by people in the UK, especially after the affordable Moto G was launched in the country. Moto G sales showed that smartphone users in the country preferred value-for-money devices over high-end ones.
The USP of Karbonn A50 S is certainly its affordability, which should grab eyeballs of first-time smartphone buyers .
Specification-wise, Karbonn A50S packs a comparatively smaller 3.5in HVGA capacitive display, runs the Android 4.3 Jelly Bean operating platform out of the box and provides dual SIM card slots.
The smartphone is driven by a 1GHz dual-core MediaTek processor, along with a 256MB RAM.
A 2MP rear camera and a 0.3MP front camera adorn the Karbonn A50S.
For connectivity, users get bluetooth, Wi-Fi and micro-USB support.
The low-end tech-specs of the Karbonn A50S seem justified considering the low price tag of the device.
Karbonn A50S should do well to compete with the Google Android One budget smartphones that are slated to roll out by October this year.
And thanks to the ultra low price tag of the device, there will be no duty imposed on people in UK who prefer to buy the smartphone from India.