Karbonn launches First Smart A12 for Rs. 7,990


Karbonn has launched its Karbonn Smart A12 in India. Priced at Rs. 7,990, Karbonn Smart A12 comes with Broadcom’s 1GHz ARM Cortex A9 processor along with 512 MB of RAM.

Karbonn Smart A12 sports a 4.5-inch capacitive screen with qHD display. The smartphone offers 4GB of internal storage, which can be expanded by up to 32GB via microSD card. There is a 5-megapixel rear camera and VGA front camera on-board. It is a dual-SIM smartphone (WCDMA + GSM) and comes with 1,800mAh battery. Karbonn A12 runs on Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich). There is no word available whether this smartphone will get an update to Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean).

Popular apps such as Whatsapp, GTalk, Google Plus Messenger, Facebook, Youtube, Kingsoft Office, Gmail and Saavn Music come pre-installed on this smartphone.

Commenting on the launch of Karbonn Smart A12 smartphone, Shashin Devsare, Executive Director, Karbonn Mobiles said “With the launch of the Smart A12, we seek to establish our positioning into the emergent Android domain, and provide our users cutting-edge Android based mobility solutions. It is herein that with the partnership with Broadcom to bring in our premier 3G enabled mobility device that we seek to cater to the nascent needs of the young and aspiring consumer base of the country.”

“As users around the world shift from 2G feature phones to more sophisticated 3G phones, Broadcom’s complete, integrated platforms enable OEMs to reach new consumers with entry-level, high-caliber smartphones,” said Nambi Seshadri, Broadcom Senior Vice President and General Manager, Mobile Platform Solutions. “With device manufacturers developing smartphones at a lower cost, more consumers will be able to enjoy the benefits of the mobile Internet.”

Karbonn Smart A12 key specifications

  • 4.5-inch capacitive touchscreen with qHD display
  • 1GHz processor
  • 512MB RAM
  • 4GB internal storage, expandable up to 32GB via microSD card
  • 5-megapixel rear camera with LED flash and auto-focus
  • 0.3-megapixel front camera
  • Dual-SIM (WCDMA+GSM)
  • 3G, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and GPS
  • Micro SD card slot
  • 1800 mAh battery
  • Android 4.0

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