Want a 4G Android smartphone running on Android 7 Nougat, Bharti Airtel is offering one with prepaid card for 1,399
- 1 Want a 4G Android smartphone running on Android 7 Nougat, Bharti Airtel is offering one with prepaid card for 1,399
- 2 Airtel Rs.1399.00 4G Android Nougat smartphone offer :
- 3 About Karbonn A40 4G Android 7.0 Nougat smartphone :
- 4 Karbonn A40 4G Android 7.0 Nougat smartphone Specs :
- 5 The price war between Bharti Airtel and Reliance Jio
The Internet is power and owning a 4G smartphone offers the ultimate window to the world. But most 4G smartphone prices start from Rs.5,000 ($75) onwards which is way out of reach for the poor people – the hawkers, the maids, the servants, and the daily wage workers. Now, Bharti Airtel has come up with an offer you just can’t refuse. It is offering you a 4G Android smartphone for just Rs.1399.00 ($21) powered by Google latest Android 7.0 Nougat.
Airtel is offering Karbonn A40 4G Android smartphone bundled with Airtel offer for buyers in India for Rs.2,899.00 ($45). However, with the offers bundled in the effective price for the buyer comes to just Rs.1,399.00.
Airtel Rs.1399.00 4G Android Nougat smartphone offer :
Airtel has paired with Indian smartphone manufacturer, Karbonn to launch this device and provides bundled Airtel offers along with it. The buyer will initially have to pay a sum of Rs 2,899 to purchase the phone. Subsequently, the owner will have to make 36 continuous monthly recharges of Rs 169.
If the user continues to do the recharge for a period of 18 months, they’ll get a refund of Rs 500. If the user manages to continue recharging the device for 36 months, they’ll get an additional sum of Rs 1,000. This takes the total to Rs 1,500 and takes the device’s effective price down from Rs 2,899 to Rs 1,399.
Users can also go for other recharges if the Rs 169 pack does not fit their requirements. However, they’ll have to a recharge their device with a minimum of Rs 3,000 in the first 18 months to claim the refund. To claim the rest of the Rs 1,000 the user will have to do a minimum recharge of Rs 3,000 for the period of next 18 months.
About Karbonn A40 4G Android 7.0 Nougat smartphone :
The A40 is a budget smartphone from Karbonn, an Indian smartphone manufacturer. The Karbonn A40 is currently being sold at Rs.2899 to 3249 on various online platforms. Though it lags behind on most smartphones in terms of specs, it offers Google’s latest Android 7.0 Nougat operating system to the users.
Karbonn A40 4G Android 7.0 Nougat smartphone Specs :
Karbonn A40 is a dual-SIM smartphone which has a 4-inch display with a processor clocked at 1.3GHz which is not bad for the price. The A40 smartphone runs on 1GB RAM and has an internal memory of 8GB which is certainly not less considering the price. You can also increase the memory up to 32GB using the MicroSD card slot. The only specs it lags in is the camera department. Karbonn A40 comes with a 2MP primary camera and a 0.3MP front camera which is way behind the 5MP cameras currently offered on almost all Android smartphones. But with this price, you can’t expect the moon.
Connectivity wise, the Karbonn A40 is at par with all the new costlier Android smartphones. It offers Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot, Bluetooth, and GPS. The smartphone is powered by a decent 1,400mAh battery.
However, the unique selling point of Karbonn A40 is its 4G connectivity and Android 7.0 Nougat. Hopeful buyers should remember that they will get Google Assistant, which is the best digital assistant there is, with Karbonn A40 smartphone.
The price war between Bharti Airtel and Reliance Jio
The offer is obviously triggered by a similar offering by Reliance Jio. The Reliance JioPhone has set the cat among the pigeons by offering at Rs.1,500.00 ($23). All other Indian telecom companies are already reeling under the Jio Summer Prime offer which is offering 1GB data a day to Indian buyers for as less as Rs.339.00($5) for three months which comes to less than 0.25 cents a day. Bharti Airtel has been the top Indian telecom company ever since it was launched and Jio’s offer has made a huge dent in its bottom line which can be seen from the company’s performance on Indian stock exchanges.
The Airtel-Karbonn A40 offer is Bharti Airtel’s move to stem the tide of its customers moving to Reliance Jio and also keeping itself alive in front of the stiff competition from JioPhone. The only difference between Bharti Airtel and Reliance’s offer is the Android 7.0 Nougat which comes with Google Assistant and will be powering the Rs.1,399 Android smartphone.