Airtel-Karbonn comes up with a new 4G smartphone to compete with Reliance JioPhone. The cheap price will definitely be a key factor in determining customer’s choice. Here is all the detail about the phone.
The Cheapest Smartphone of India that you can ever get
Bharti Airtel, India’s number 1 telecom company is set to collaborate with Karbonn mobile phones to introduce the cheapest 4G smartphone in India with a cost of 1399 INR.
The smartphone package will be sold under the initiative “Mera Pehla 4G smartphone” as A40 Indian. It’s an interesting move given Reliance Jio’s 4G phone that costs 1500 INR.
The Karbonn phone that will be packaged is A40 model that has touchscreen unlike Jio’s keypad phone. The phone isn’t new and is already in the market with the price of 3499 INR. The packaged phone will be sold at Rs 2899 and Airtel will give Rs 1500 cashback.
To avail the cashback of Rs 1500, the customer will have to do a recharge of Rs 169 every month for continuous 36 months. The first cashback of Rs 500 will be given after 18 months and the rest Rs 1000 after 36 months.
If the customer opts out of Rs. 169 plan then he will have to make a recharge of 3000 Rs for the first 18 months to get Rs 500 cashback. For the left Rs 1000, he will have to make another Rs 3000 recharge for the next 18 months.
Airtel-Karbonn Package vs. Reliance Jio Phone?
The first difference is the price that is Rs. 101 less than Jio. The second is that the phone would be touchscreen Google certified phone with 1GB RAM and 8GB ROM. The Reliance Jio phone is a keypad phone and this is where they will have the disadvantage.
The other important difference is that the customers will own the phone forever. In Jio’s case, the customers need to return the phone to avail cashback benefits of Rs 1500. On many fronts, the Airtel-Karbonn collaboration is beating Reliance JioPhone in its game.
The money you will get back will be credited into Airtel Payment Bank’s Account. After the fight over cheap internet data, the fight is now on cheap handsets. This time Airtel is giving a tough fight by providing a touchscreen unlike a keypad phone by Jio. Let us see how it works and what will be next.