After Karbonn Titanium S5 – the avant-garde smartphone that created a sensation in the country’s mobility market; Karbonn, one of India’s leading mobile phone brand now aims to woo smartphone lovers in the country by rolling out yet another feature rich budget smartphone – the Karbonn ‘Smart’ A12. Priced at Rs. 7990/- the Smart A12 is Karbonn’s latest offering packed with a 4.5” multi-touch device running Android 4.0 “Ice Cream Sandwich” powered by an ARM Cortex A9 clocked at 1Ghz along with with the latest Broadcom 3G Chipset.
Successor to the successful Smart A11, the Karbonn Smart A12 is aimed at revamping the consumer’s mobile experience and providing them with a smart eco-system of the next-generation of mobility. Featuring a Broadcom® BCM21654G chipset, the revolutionary 3G platform by Broadcom, which supports a data rate 7.2 Mbps HSDPA and 5.8 Mbps HSUPA, this mobile is all set to “steal” your attention with its amazing connectivity. Apart from 3G in the connectivity front, the Karbonn Smart A12 packs advanced connectivity suite including Bluetooth with A2DP, Wi-Fi operating on 802.11 b/g/n specification and GPS for a complete connectivity solution. It also supports USB tethering and mobile Wi-Fi hotspot to get your laptop or desktop connected with ease.
In the multimedia segment, the Karbonn Smart A12 includes VideoCore® multimedia along with a large 11.4 cm (4.5 in) multi-touch capacitive qHD screen with a display resolution of 854 x 480 Pixels with pinch-to-zoom functionality. The media player supports mp3 and eAAC+ playback and the video player includes support for MPEG-4, H.264 and H.263 codecs to allow you to play and stream high quality videos. It also includes a 3.5 mm audio jack giving you the ability to connect it to a high definition headphone or a high fidelity music system.
The Karbonn Smart A12 is equipped with a 5 Megapixel rear primary camera and a secondary camera to assist you in video calling, Skype chats or Google+ hangouts. The Camera is capable of capturing videos with a maximum resolution of 854 x 480 pixels (480p) at 30 frames per second. To store your data and other personal stuff, the Karbonn Smart A12 includes 4 GB internal storage, expandable upto 32 GB with a microSD slot. It also provides a much sought 3G/2G dual SIM along with dual standby, giving you the flexibility to use the carrier of your choice at any moment, anywhere. The device is compatible with both GSM – 800 and 1800 as well as UTMS (3G) – 2100.
In the software segment, to be started with the operating system, the Karbonn Smart A12 is powered by Android 4.0 “Ice Cream sandwich”. Karbonn Smart A12 also comes with a host of preloaded productive and popular apps like the WhatsApp messanger, Skype, Google Talk and Google+ Messanger. In social segment, the Karbonn Smart A12 comes with Facebook and YouTube which will keep you connected in the go. In the productivity and business part, the device comes with Kingsoft Office suite which shall allow you to view and edit your docs anywhere and anytime, Gmail, News and Weather. For music lovers, the Karbonn Smart A12 comes with the Saavn music app from whence you can stream your favourite music tracks. And yes, the Play Store will provide a million of other apps to use on your Android device. With the Cortex A9 processor and 512 MB of RAM most apps will function as smooth as butter.
And for gamers, the Karbonn Smart A12 includes a 3D g-sensor, to control all your racing cars in virtual reality with the ease of steering the wheel of a car. It also comes with quite a few preloaded apps most notably, Angry Birds. With an 1800 mAh battery, this phone will provide an ample talk time. The phone will also last quite a while with all smartphone features put to use. The battery is a major plus of the device as battery life is a major issue in smartphones and the device goes a step ahead providing lots of power for all your “smart” apps be it music, videos, browsing or gaming. The Smart A12 is available in two eye-catching colour profiles – black and white, along with appealing product specifications which is a punch at a price tag of Rs. 7990 only. We expect the product to appeal the younger generation with the smartphone “craze”.
Karbonn ‘Smart’ A12 is yet another player in India’s much sought “budget range”. While all the major manufacturers in India have a few in this segment, none is as comparable to the A12 at such a price tag. Though the recently launched Lava Iris 455 and Micromax Ninja A91 that offer similar features in this price segment, are expected to give a healthy competition.