Karbonn on Monday unveiled two new smartphones - the Quattro L52 and Titanium Mach 6 - bundled with a Karbonn VR headset in India. Both the Karbonn Quattro L52
and Karbonn Titanium Mach Six
smartphones are priced at Rs. 8,790 and Rs. 7,490 respectively, and come with the company's new Karbonn VR headset.
Karbonn says that its virtual reality (VR) headset is made of sturdy ABS plastic fibre that can offer an "enhanced life-like viewing experience."
The domestic handset maker adds that the VR headset comes fitted with bi-convex lenses which augment a video to provide a theatre-like experience. Karbonn says that both Karbonn Quattro L52 and Titanium Mach Six come pre-installed with a VR app which will allow users to create their own VR videos.
For specifications, the Karbonn Quattro L52 (seen below) features a 5-inch HD (720x1280 pixels) 2.5D curved glass display; powered by a 1.3GHz dual-core processor; 2GB of RAM; 16GB of inbuilt storage; expandable storage support via microSD card (up to 32GB); 8-megapixel rear camera with Sony sensor, and 5-megapixel front camera. The dual-SIM smartphone supports 4G and packs 2250mAh battery which is rated to deliver up to 6 hours of talk time and a standby time of up to 300 hours. It measures 145x72x9.9mm and weighs 143 grams. The Quattro L52 will be available in Champagne and White colours.
The Karbonn Titanium Mach Six features a 6-inch HD (720x1280 pixels) display, and a quad-core processor clocked at 1.3GHz. The smartphone packs 2GB of RAM and 16GB of inbuilt storage that's expandable via microSD card (up to 32GB). It bears a large 3300mAh battery. The Android 5.1 Lollipop-based Titanium Mach Six sports an 8-megapixel rear camera and a 3.2-megapixel front camera. It supports dual-SIM and comes with 3G connectivity support. The Titanium Mach Six doesn't support 4G LTE.
Commenting on the launch, Shashin Devsare, Executive Director, Karbonn Mobiles said, "Virtual reality is the next big growth area in consumer technology. Karbonn's VR glasses available with Karbonn Quattro L52 and Mach Six are an effort to address this challenge by bringing VR technology to consumers across economic spectrum at disruptive price-points in the under 10K bracket. We are optimistic about the consumer response and are confident that Karbonn's range of VR Smartphones will be a key cog in bringing the benefits of VR technology to the masses."