After the launch of Karbonn A9 the next most awaited android smartphone, the Karbonn A7 is now available for a price of under Rs. 8,000. Just like the A9 the A7 also comes with a
1 GHz 800 MHz processing power and some good features.
The Karbonn A7 runs on android 2.3 OS with dual SIM support. The display screen is 3.5 inches, capacitive, multi touch, with resolution of 320×480 pixels which is much better. Detailed information about the handset is still not available.
Initially we thought the handset will be priced at around Rs. 5,000 to Rs. 6,000 and would be a competitor to Micromax A50 Ninja, however the price is well above the estimates at Rs. 7,500 but still cheaper that the Karbonn A9.
The A7 main features are a
1 GHz 800 MHz processor (not sure if it comes with a GPU) and 5 MP camera. The 5 megapixel camera along with dual LED flash and digital zoom is the main highlight. The camera can record still images in 2592 x 1944 pixels. Video recording is also possible.
For connectivity you can use the 3G (HSDPA), or built in Wi-Fi. Other features are Bluetooth, micro USB port, multi format media player, Dual SIM with Dual Standby and 3.5 mm jack. I am not sure if this handset comes with a GPS, but I think it should. The A7 handset come with a powerful 1420 mAh battery and claims a talktime of about 7 hours and standby time of about 14 days.
The handset is priced at Rs. 7,999 but is available for Rs. 7,490 with 8 GB memory card from InfiBeam.com.
I will soon do a full review on the Karbonn A7, so stay tuned.
Karbonn A7 Specifications
Processor: 800 MHz (chipset / GPU Unknown)
OS: Android 2.3.6
Memory: Unknown with microSD card supported up to 32 GB.
Camera: Rear Facing 5 MP with dual LED flash.
Additional features: Wi-Fi, (probably GPS), USB, 3.5 mm jack
Battery: 1420 mAh (ST: 336 hours, TT: up to 7 hours)