Karbonn Mobiles has launched a new smartphone under its Titanium series with fairly strong specs at less than $100 t0 rival Chinese competitors' products in the same price range, with the caveat that it doesn't support 4G wireless. The smartphone, called Titanium Mach Five, is on sale from Wednesday exclusively on Amazon.com's Indian site for 5,999 rupees ($94).
The phone may come to be viewed as serious value for money, as it offers a 5-inch display with 720p resolution, a 1.3GHz quad-core CPU of unspecified make, 2GB RAM and 16GB internal memory, 8MP/5MP cameras with both rear and front-facing flashes, and a 2200mAh battery.
The phone also ships with the latest Android Lollipop version out-of-the-box according to Karbonn, and for those willing to spend another 1,500 rupees to buy other products using the pre-installed Amazon app on the phone, there's a 250-rupee gift card, subject to Amazon's terms and conditions.
The phone is also loaded with the Swiftkey language keyboard, making it possible to text or chat in 22 Indian languages, according to Karbonn. The smartphone is available in four colors, including silver and gold. Barring the lack of support for 4G, the phone compares favorably with rivals such as Xiaomi Corp.'s Redmi 2.