Indian Mobile Manufacturer Company Karbonn on Friday launched its ‘Aura 4G’ smartphone with VoLTE support in India. The new budget smartphone from the company runs Android 6.0 Marshmallow and has been priced at Rs. 5,290 in the country. The Karbonn Aura 4G will be made available in Blue-Champagne and Coffee-Champagne colours.
The Karbonn Aura 4G, a dual-SIM smartphone sports 5-inch HD display, which is good as other brands are just offering FWVGA resolution in the same price range. The device is powered by a 1.3GHz quad-core processor and has 1GB of RAM, 8GB of internal storage.
In terms of optics, the Karbonn Aura 4G comes with an 8-megapixel rear camera with LED flash. At front, there is a 5-megapixel camera. The smartphone features 8GB of inbuilt storage, which is expandable up to 32GB.
The Aura 4G has 4G LTE and VoLTE support, which means you can use a Reliance Jio 4G SIM card on the phone. Other connectivity options in the phone include Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS, and USB OTG including 4G VoLTE connectivity, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth, micro-USB, 3.5mm headphone jack, and GPS. The smartphone houses a 2150mAh battery. The Karbonn Aura 4G measures 141×72.9x8mm and weighs 138 grams.
Karbonn is also bundling a free protective cover in the retail box itself. However, the company did not release the exact availability date of the product.
In March this year, Karbonn launched its Aura Sleek 4G at the same price as the Karbonn Aura 4G. The Aura Sleek 4G runs Android 6.0 Marshmallow out-of-the-box and features a 5-inch FWVGA IPS display, powered by a 1.25GHz quad core processor coupled with 1GB of RAM. The smartphone is offered with 8GB of built-in storage with support for expandability via microSD (up to 32GB).
In terms of optics, the Aura Sleek 4G comes with a 5-megapixel rear camera with auto focus and LED flash while the front sees a 2-megapixel camera. Connectivity options include Bluetooth, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, micro USB. The Aura Sleek 4G comes with a 2000mAh battery that promises up to 4 hours of talktime on 4G.
For the asking price of Rs. 5290, the Aura 4G will compete against the against the likes of iVoomi Me 1+ and Xiaomi Redmi 4A. Both the phones have powerful processors under the hood and have 2GB of RAM on board. And they have decent design as well, compared to the newly announced Karbonn Aura 4G.
The Xiaomi Redmi 4A is the best smartphone in the entry-level segment right now, but it costs Rs. 5,999 and will be available only in flash sales. It has 5-inch HD display, Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 SoC, 2GB of RAM, 16GB of internal storage, and a 3120mAh battery unit fuelling the entire package.
Karbonn Aura 4G Specifications