Datawind, the pioneer of Akash Tablets has finally paved its way into the Smartphone market in India with three of its inexpensive Smartphone devices which the manufacturer has added into the PocketSurfer category. The three devices are named as PocketSurfer 5x that costs around Rs. 3,499, PocketSurfer 5C+ which costs Rs. 4,999 & the PocketSurfer 3G5 for Rs. 6,499. Three of the devices are now available for sale in the official website of Datawind and the company claims that three of its Smartphone devices break the barriers of affordability. So, we must have a look what are the varied features and specifications of the device. Let’s have a look.
First to say about the PocketSurfer 5x, the most low-cost phone in the category, the device sports a 5-inch TFT WQVGA display and runs on the Linux Operating System. The device is powered by 1GHz Cortex A8 processor (Chipset no specified) and supports a microSD card for storage purposes. But there is no word from the company on storage space, expandable memory and the battery specifications of the device, but it’s reveled that the Smartphone will support 3hrs of talktime and 1 day of standby time. Further, the handset packs only one front VGA camera with no rear camera.
The next device is PocketSurfer 5C+ which packs a 5 inch WVGA display and runs on Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich OS. The device is powered by a 1GHz Cortex A9 processor and features a 2 MP rear camera with VGA front cam. Though there is no spec details on the battery, but the company claims that the device will provide 3 hrs of talktime and 2 days of standby. Further, there is no official details on the storage and in-built memory of the device.
The last but not the least is the PocketSurfer 3G5 which resembles a lot in specs to the PocketSurfer 5C+, but differs little in processor. While the PockeSurfer 5C+ supports a 1GHz Cortex A9 processor, the PockeSurfer 3G5 supports a little enhanced & superior 1.2GHz dual-core Cortex A7 processor. All other features are equivalent to the PocketSurfer 5C+ apart from the battery backup that is almost 4hours talktime and 2 days standby in the PocketSurfer 3G5.
So, now it’s to be seen what percentage of market share the three affordable Smartphones from Datawind will claim, though we had seen a too good response with the Akash Tablets.