To counter Jio, Airtel announces 4G smartphone for Rs 1399

“This is the first of several partnerships that Airtel plans to have with mobile handset manufacturers to bring highly affordable bundled 4G smartphone options to the market and fulfill the digital aspirations of millions of Indians,” a spokesperson for the Airtel said.

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Srinagar, Publish Date: Oct 12 2017 12:31AM | Updated Date: Oct 12 2017 12:31AM
To counter Jio, Airtel announces 4G smartphone for Rs 1399File Photo

Bharti Airtel, India’s largest telecommunications services provider, and Karbonn Mobiles, a popular Indian smartphone brand, today announced a partnership to bring “an affordable 4G smartphone to the market at the price of a feature phone”. 

“This is the first of several partnerships that Airtel plans to have with mobile handset manufacturers to bring highly affordable bundled 4G smartphone options to the market and fulfill the digital aspirations of millions of Indians,” a spokesperson for the Airtel said.

“Under the partnership, the Karbonn A40 Indian –now comes at an effective price of just Rs 1399 (compared to its current market price of appx. Rs 3499). The Google Certified – Karbonn A40 Indian has a full touch screen plus dual SIM slots, and offers complete access to all apps on Google Play Store, including YouTube, Facebook and WhatsApp,” the spokesperson said.