On Wednesday, Airtel takes on Reliance Jio phones. Airtel came out with its own cheap 4G smartphone, offered in partnership with Karbonn. Airtel has partnered 4G device manufacturers in India for its ‘Mera Pehla 4G Smartphone’ initiative. The Airtel Karbonn A40 is smart enough to run WhatsApp, Facebook, and YouTube. The Jio phone comes with only some smart features inbuilt.
The A40 effectively for Rs 1399 is part of Airtel’s Mera Pehla Phone offer. “The partnership between Karbonn and Airtel is part of Airtel’s Mera Pehla 4G Smartphone initiative, which is aimed at enabling every Indian to buy a 4G smartphone and get on to the digital superhighway. Under the ‘Mera Pehla 4G Smartphone’ initiative, Airtel will partner with multiple mobile handset manufacturers to create an ‘open ecosystem’ of affordable 4G smartphones and bring them to market for virtually the price of a feature phone. Karbonn is the first Indian handset player to lead the bandwagon,” said a spokesperson.
Karbon A40 which was launched back in July and is said to currently have a market price of Rs. 2,899. So the fact is Airtel is not to going to sell the Karbonn A40 for Rs 1399. The company includes Rs 1500 that it will refund after you have used the A40 for 36 months, or in other words 3 years.
There is a big difference between the JioPhone and the A40. With JioPhone you will get the money back only if you give the device back to Jio. With Airtel’s A40 offer, You will get the money back and you will also keep the phone. With Airtel’s A40 Indian offer, the money will go back into the Airtel Payment Bank account.
Conditions for Rs 1500 cashback of Airtel- Karbonn A40
Like Jio phone, Airtel too will give the cashback of Rs 1500 only if the consumers meet some conditions. —
— Consumers will get a cashback of Rs 500 after they have used the A40 for 18 months and have totalled recharges for at least Rs 3000 during this period.
— Additional Rs 1000 cashback will be given to consumers once they have used the A40 with an Airtel plan for another 18 months and have totalled recharges for at least Rs 3000 in this period.
What’s Karbonn A40: Specs and features
- The A40 is a smartphone with Android Nougat running on it.
- The A40 is a phone with 4-inch display. It has a resolution of 800 X 480 pixels.
- The A40 has 1GB RAM and 8GB internal storage. Yes, it supports microSD card.
- The A40 has two cameras: a 2-megapixel camera on the rear and a 0.3-megapixel camera on the front.
- There is 1400 mAh battery inside the A40. Dual-SIM is supported so you can use both Airtel and Jio SIM inside the A40.