Karbonn officially launches the A9 Android smartphone

Karbonn mobile is, like the rest of the local handset makers, cashing in on the Android boom and has only recently launched yet another addition to their Android range of budget smartphones. The Karbonn A9 that’s available on Infibeam.com has just made it out and comes equipped with interesting features that could make it a worthy competitor in the lower budget smartphone segment.

Loaded up with a 1 GHz processor, the Karbonn A9 will come with Android Gingerbread aka v2.3.6 as the operating system. Keeping the competition in mind, Karbonn has also incorporated a dual-SIM (GSM + GSM) functionality with the A9 smartphone allowing users to have two numbers run simultaneously on the handset.

Here’s a quick look at some of the additional features that Karbonn’s later offering will come equipped with –

  • 3.8-inch capacity touchscreen display with a 480 x 800 pixel resolution
  • 3G, EDGE/GPRS and Wi-Fi capabilities for net access
  • GPS with A-GPS support for Google Maps
  • Bluetooth with A2DP and USB 2.0 (Micro)
  • 5MP camera with LED flash and secondary camera up front
  • FM radio
  • 1GB internal + microSD card support for up to 32GB more memory

A major highlight in the Karbonn A9’s specs would be the 1600 mAh battery that powers the handset. It should prove to be quite handy for heavy use on a daily basis, but we can only confirm this after we’ve conducted a proper review of the device.

Karbonn seems quite determined to make a statement in the industry, as late last month there was a little buzz about the company launching two new smartphones, the A9 included; there was word of them announcing a new tablet device as well. The tablet would feature Android’s Ice Cream Sandwich (4.0) version of the Operating System. The SmartTab 1 appeared to be a heavily loaded tablet that would possibly compete with rival, Micromax’s Funbook.

Karbonn’s A9 smartphone will come with a price tag of Rs.8,999. This puts it in a great position to seriously compete with the likes of Samsung, Micromax and any other local company developing low-budget smart devices.