Indian handsets maker Karbonn has launched K9 Smart phone which allows users to access the entire smartphone in the users’ own local language. This is ideal phone for those users who are not comfortable at all with English language. This phone is priced Rs. 3,990.
This phone is equipped with 12 Indian languages at system level. K9 Smart users can search and even add contacts in upto 11 Indian languages. K9 Smart gives users the option to access news and magazines on Newshunt and enjoy cricket commentary, score and live updates on CricBuzz in six languages of their choice. Users can also access various utility and social apps like Google Maps, YouTube, Facebook and Whatsapp in various Indian languages.
This is entry level smartphone and comes with basic hardware specifications. Karbonn K9 Smart features a 5 inch FWVGA (854 x 480 pixels) display and runs on jaded Android 4.2.2 KitKat OS. It is powered by 1.2 GHz quad core processor combined with 512MB RAM and 8GB of internal storage which is expandable to 32GB via microSD card. It is packed with 2300 mAh Li-ion battery.
This phone is equipped with a 3.2 MP rear camera with flash and a 1.3MP front camera. The device has dual SIM support with faster 3G connectivity with bundling offers from leading network operators in the offing, as stated by the company.
Commenting on the launch, Mr. Shashin Devsare, Executive Director, Karbonn Mobiles said, “With the launch of K9 Smart, we aim to dissolve the language barrier which is one of the major impediments inhibiting Smartphone adoption amongst non English speaking population. As per IAMAI, the local language user base grew 47% and touched 127 million in June. The growing consumption of local language content on mobile phones is a clear indicator of the need for vernacularising the Smartphone ecosystem for bridging the gaping digital divide. With K9 Smart launch we aim to bridge this divide by offering Indian users an affordable Smartphone device which offers access in their native language for ease of use thereby encouraging adoption.”