Karbonn launches the Titanium S9 ahead of Micromax Canvas 4 announcement

By Sameer Mitha | Published on 05 Jul 2013
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Karbonn has launched the Titanium S9 that boasts of a 5.5-inch 720p display priced at Rs. 19,990 running on Android 4.2 Jelly Bean.

Karbonn launches the Titanium S9 ahead of Micromax Canvas 4 announcement

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Karbonn has added yet another large display, quad-core powered smartphone to its portfolio - the Karbonn Titanium S9. The announcement of the Karbonn Titanium S9 just ahead of the launch of the Micromax Canvas 4, which will be unveiled to the public on Monday.

Priced at Rs. 19,990, the Titanium S9 has a 5.5-inch IPS display with a 1280x720 pixel resolution. It has a 1.2GHz quad-core processor coupled with 1GB of RAM. It houses a 13MP autofocus rear camera with a flash and 5MP front facing camera. It has 16GB of built-in storage expandable via a microSD card. The S9 has dual-SIM capabilities and has a 2600mAh battery under the hood.

Shashin Devsare, Executive Director, Karbonn said “The Karbonn Titanium S9 is the most exciting revolution to have come from Karbonn till date. The launch of the device initiates our foray into the HD IPS smartphone category wherein we seek to satiate the consumer needs with the best-in-class technological innovations. We understand the emergent needs of consumers of smartphone devices which look brilliant and work effortlessly. Thus in this regard, our product innovation is geared towards creating an eco-system of mobile devices which bring the best of smartphone experience to them.”

This isn’t the first time Karbonn will launch a device a smartphone around the same time as Micromax to garner some attention. In the past we have seen the launch of the Titanium S5 timed to take on the Canvas HD and the Karbonn Smart A111 timed to take on the Canvas 2 A110.

There is very little information available about what the Canvas 4 will bring to the table, but the way Micromax is promoting it on social media; we think they have some grand unveiling up their sleeves.

With the launch of the Titanium S9, Karbonn aims to take on the sub-Rs.20,000 smartphone market. All the big names aren’t present in this price bracket but it is nice to see Karbonn (and Micromax, if the device is similarly priced), to take on the big name smartphone makers in India. 

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Sameer Mitha

Sameer Mitha lives for gaming and technology is his muse. When he isn’t busy playing with gadgets or video games he delves into the world of fantasy novels.

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