Datawind, best referred to as the maker of the low-value Akash tablets, has entered the smartphone market in India, with smartphones that it says wreck the ‘affordability obstacles.’
All three smartphones have been launched in the Indian market underneath the PocketSurfer category – the PocketSurfer 5x for Rs. 3,499, PocketSurfer 5C+ for Rs. 4,999, and the PocketSurfer 3G5 for Rs. 6,499 – and are to be had for online purchase on Datawind’s website.
while the PocketSurfer 5x runs on Linux, the other two – PocketSurfer 5C+ and PocketSurfer 3G5 run on Android four.zero Ice Cream Sandwich and 4.2 Jelly Bean respectively. All three PocketSurfer function twin-SIM strengthen, while the PocketSurfer 3G5 additionally bargains 3G connectivity.
PocketSurfer 5x sports activities a 5-inch TFT WQVGA display, and is powered with the aid of a 1GHz Cortex A8 processor, with unspecified quantity of reminiscence. PocketSurfer 5 xs has just one front-facing VGA camera and has a microSD slot, however once more there are no details on the storage. Datawind has now not equipped any small print on the specification of the battery, but says that it is going to ship as much as three hours of talk time and 1 day of standby time.
The PocketSurfer 5C+ with a 5-inch WVGA display packs in a 1GHz Cortex A9 processor. There aren’t any specs available for memory and storage, though it does endure a microSD slot. The PocketSurfer 5C+ has a VGA entrance-facing digital camera, and a 2-megapixels rear digital camera. The battery has been rated to ship up to 3 hours of talk time and a couple of days of standby time.
The PocketSurfer 3G5 with 5-inch WVGA display packs in a better 1.2GHz twin-core Cortex A7 processor, while once again, the reminiscence and storage remains unspecified. It bears the identical front-facing VGA digicam, and a 5-megapixel rear digicam. The battery is rated to deliver as much as 4 hours of talk time and a couple of days of standby time.
Conversing on the launch, Sunset Singh Tulip, CEO of Datawind mentioned: “We’re very excited to introduce these amazing new devices at unbelievably low prices. At present simple phones in the market value as a lot as the smartphone on supply through Datawind.”