Bharti Airtel has launched two new smartphones with its partnership with Karbonn. The Karbonn A1 Indian and A41 Power have been launched under the ‘Mera Pehla Smartphone’ initiative. These smartphones will compete against the most hyped Jio Phone. The customers who purchase any of these smartphones can avail cash benefits of up to Rs. 1,500 with Airtel’s offers.
Raj Pudipeddi, Director – Consumer Business & CMO, Bharti Airtel said: “We are delighted to deepen our partnership with Karbonn to fulfill the smartphone aspirations of India. We saw very strong demand for our first offer under the ‘Mera Pehla Smartphone’ initiative, which validates the broad appeal of this innovative proposition. We are also delighted to have Amazon on board as a partner in this exciting journey and look forward to working closely with them. We believe these partnerships will help us make a significant contribution towards transforming India into a smartphone nation.”
Mr. Pardeep Jain, MD, Karbonn Mobiles said, “We are delighted to partner with Airtel. The immense response that we got for us our offer with Airtel helped us add 70% new feature phone users to our existing portfolio. We feel that this partnership will be even more fruitful as it brings more competitively priced 4G smartphones to the market, especially with Amazon India on board.”
As far as the specifications are concerned, the Karbonn A1 Indian is powered by a 1.1GHz quad-core processor while the A41 Power has a better 1.3GHz quad-core chipset. Both the smartphones feature a 4-inch display and pack 1GB of RAM and 8GB of onboard storage. The storage of the devices is expandable up to 32GB using a microSD card. The A1 Indian is backed by a 1,500mAh battery while the A41 Power comes with a larger 2,300mAh battery. Both the devices will run on Android 7.0 Nougat out of the box and will come with Airtel’s preloaded set of applications which include MyAirtel App, Airtel TV and Wynk Music.
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As for the optics, the A1 Indian features a 3.2-Megapixel Rear Camera and a 2-megapixel front-facing camera for selfies and video calls. The A41 Power, on the other hand, sports a 2-megapixel rear camera and a 0.3-megapixel front-facing camera.
Price and Offers
The people interested in buying the Karbonn A1 Indian will need to make a down payment of Rs. 3,299 while the A41 Power buyers will need to make a down payment of Rs 3,349. Apart from the down payment, the customers need to make 36 continuous monthly recharges of Rs 169 pack from Airtel. The customer 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 the customers do not want to get the Rs. 169 pack, they can choose any plan as per their requirements. However, to claim the cash refund benefit, recharges worth Rs. 3000 must be done within the first 18 months (to claim the first refund instalment of Rs 500) and another Rs. 3000 over the next 18 months (to claim the second refund instalment of Rs 1000).
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