Last month, Airtel under the “Mera Pehla Smartphone” initiative partnered with Karbonn and Celkon to offer Rs. 1,500 cashback on the Karbonn A40 Indian and Celkon Smart 4G smartphones. Now, the Karbonn has added two more devices to this portfolio. Both the Karbonn Launches A1 Indian and A41 Power 4G Smartphones will be available under the “Mera Pehla Smartphone” initiative. With this, the Karbonn A1 Indian and A41 Power will be effectively costing Rs. 1,799 and Rs. 1,849 respectively.
Both the smartphones also come with a Rs. 169 special plan that includes 0.5GB of 4G data and unlimited voice calls with 28 days validity. The Karbonn A1 Indian comes with an upfront fee of Rs. 3,249 and the A41 Power costs slightly higher at Rs. 3,349. To get the Rs. 1,500 cashback in 3 years, the users have to make monthly recharge of Rs. 169 or higher. Unlike the JioPhone, the Airtel users can keep the device with them even after claiming the cashback.
Karbonn A1 Indian
The Karbonn A1 Indian comes with a polycarbonate body featuring 4-inch WVGA (800 × 480 pixels) display on the front. It is powered by an unspecified MediaTek quad-core processor clocked at 1.1GHz. It packs 1GB of RAM and 8GB of internal storage. There is also a MicroSD card slot for expanding the storage up to 32GB. The smartphone also supports up to 22 Indian Languages on the system level.
It runs on Android 7.0 Nougat out of the box and supports dual SIM dual standby. In the camera department, there is a 3.2MP rear camera with LED flash and a 2MP front camera for selfies. The device is backed by a 1,500mAh battery that is rated to give up to 5 hours of talk time and lasts up to 250 hours in standby mode. Connectivity options include 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, FM Radio, GPS, 3.5mm audio jack, and MicroUSB 2.0 port.
Karbonn A41 Power
Coming to the Karbonn A41 Power, it also sports the same 4-inch WVGA display on the front. The device comes powered by a MediaTek quad-core processor clocked at 1.3GHz and includes 1GB of RAM and 8GB of expandable storage. Just like the A1 Indian, the A41 Power also runs on Android 7.0 Nougat. It supports dual SIM dual standby and offers 4G VoLTE connectivity even for using with the Jio 4G SIM.
In terms of optics, the A41 Power features a 2MP camera on the rear with LED flash and a 0.3MP camera on the front. As the name suggests, the A41 Power features a slightly bigger battery of 2,300mAh capacity. The A41 Power offers the same connectivity options as seen on the A1 Indian. It measures 121.5 × 66.9 x 12 mm and weighs 130 grams.
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