Karbonn A12 smartphone launched for Rs 7,990

Karbonn has launched a new phone in its budget line-up – the Karbonn A12. The handset runs on Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich and is available at online stores at varying prices. The smartphone costs around Rs 7,500 to Rs 8000, with different online stores offering different discounts.

The dual-SIM handset is equipped with an 1800 mAh battery with a quoted standby time of up to 180 hours and talktime of up to 4 hours. It weighs 164 g with the battery and measures at 135 x 66 x 11 mm. It is powered by a 1GHz processor and 512MB of RAM. The handset is available in black and white colour options.

The Karbonn A12 packs a punch in a budget

The Karbonn A12 packs a punch in a budget


Here are the key features of the Karbonn A12:

  • 4.5-inch screen with a resolution of 854 x 480 pixels
  • 3G, EDGE/GPRS, Wi-Fi
  • Bluetooth with A2DP
  • GPS
  • 5 megapixel camera, VGA front-facing camera
  • 4GB internal memory expandable up to 32GB via microSD

The phone comes with a number of apps pre-installed, including WhatsApp, Google+, Kingsoft Office, Facebook, Saavn and News/Weather apps.

Back in March, Karbonn had launched its high-end handset, the Titanium S5. It sports a 5-inch IPS qHD display and a 1.2GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon quad-core processor that lets the user navigate across applications, browse the Internet and do more at great speeds. Multi-tasking has also been made easy thanks to the combination of a 1GB RAM and a 4GB ROM. The phone comes laden with four independent chip units to perform different tasks together, making multi-tasking a breeze.

The Titanium S5 runs Android version 4.1.2 Jelly Bean. The phone is a dual-SIM one, as is the norm with most budget Android handset these days. The company says that SIM1 in Titanium S5 supports 3G and SIM2 supports 2G network. The phone’s memory can be expanded up to 32GB via a micro-SD card.

Karbonn Titanium S5 comes with an 8MP auto-focus camera with flash and a 2MP front facing camera for video calls using third-party apps like Skype.

Karbonn Titanium S5 comes with a proximity sensor so you can make calls without worrying about the screen acting up, an acceleration sensor that essentially rotates your screen gauging the angle at which it is held and a light sensor that automatically changes the screen’s brightness according to the place you are in. The phone comes with a 2000 mAh battery.

Published Date: Apr 12, 2013 11:27 AM | Updated Date: Apr 12, 2013 11:27 AM