BSNL, in partnership with Champion, has launched two new budget dual-SIM Android 4.2.2 smartphones, the My Phone SM3512 and My Phone SM3513. Both the smartphones will be available starting Tuesday and have been priced at Rs. 3,225 (BSNL Champion My Phone SM3512
) and Rs. 4,499 (BSNL Champion My Phone SM3513
Notably, the BSNL Champion My SM3513 comes with almost same specifications seen on My Phone SM3512. However, the Champion My SM3513 supports 3G connectivity option, unlike the Champion My Phone SM3512.
The common specifications of the BSNL Champion My Phone SM3512 and BSNL Champion My SM3513 are: dual-SIM (GSM+GSM) support, a 3.5-inch display (unspecified resolution), a dual-core processor (unspecified chipset and clock speed). The smartphones sport 3-megapixel rear cameras, and also house 1.3-megapixel front-facing cameras. Expandable storage up to 32GB is available, though inbuilt storage details are not yet known. The BSNL Champion My Phone SM3512 packs a 1300mAh battery which according to the company can deliver up to 6 hours of talktime and up to 350 hours of standby time. The smartphone supports EDGE, GPRS, Bluetooth, and Wi-Fi but does not support 3G connectivity.
Commenting on the launch, Kapil Wadhwa, MD, Champion Computers Pvt. Ltd. said, "The new BSNL Champion My Phones bring a seamless blend of essential features at a great price range. The market in tier 2 and 3 cities is ripe for such a product offering as the consumers are becoming increasingly tech-savvy and the demand for user-friendly products is very high."
Anupam Srivastava, DIR (CM), BSNL Board said, "With the evolution of Internet, the usage of Internet-based applications has tremendously grown as it has now become convenient to carry out daily business tasks like banking and other tasks and the Champion products are a perfect solution for the same. BSNL also has an agreement for sale of bundled devices with Champion Computers and have also launched a special 3G data plan for tablets which include 500MB free data + 50 Minutes On-Net Voice calls per month for 6 months."
Mobiles launched in January 2014