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Airtel’s ‘Mera Pehla Smartphone’ Launching Karbonn A1 Indian & A41 Power!

In their second such tie-up with Karbonn, Airtel is coming up with 2 new bundled smartphones

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Airtel Mera Pehla Smartphone

Airtel has been consistently releasing affordable smartphones in the market under their ‘Mera Pehla Smartphone’ initiative. This initiative is aimed at enabling every Indian to be able to buy a 4G smartphone They tie up with local smartphone manufacturers to bring out affordable, bundled smartphones.

In their second such tie-up with Karbonn, Airtel is coming up with 2 new bundled smartphones, the Karbonn ‘A1 Indian’ and Karbonn ‘A41 Power’.

While their first bundled smartphone, the Karbonn A40 Indian is now available on Amazon, the two new ones will be available on Amazon starting next week.

Airtel’s Mera Pehla Smartphone Initiative

Airtel is looking to achieve dual goals with this initiative of theirs. First one is getting a 4G smartphone to maximum number of people by making them affordable. Also, their tie-ups with local manufacturers for these bundled phones, gives an impetus to local manufacturing.

Speaking at the occasion, Raj Pudipeddi, Director – Consumer Business & CMO, Bharti Airtel said,

“We are delighted to deepen our partnership with Karbonn to fulfill the smartphone aspirations of India. We saw very strong demand for our first offer under the ‘Mera Pehla Smartphone’ initiative, which validates the broad appeal of this innovative proposition. We are also delighted to have Amazon on board as a partner in this exciting journey and look forward to working closely with them. We believe these partnerships will help us make a significant contribution towards transforming India into a smartphone nation.”

Mr. Pardeep Jain, MD, Karbonn Mobiles, also present at the occasion said,

“We are delighted to partner with Airtel. The immense response that we got for us our offer with Airtel helped us add 70% new feature phone users to our existing portfolio. We feel that this partnership will be even more fruitful as it brings more competitively priced 4G smartphones to the market, especially with Amazon India on board.”

Karbonn A1 Indian & A41 Power: Bundled Pricing

The ‘A1 Indian’ 4G smartphone will be available at an effective price of Rs 1,799/- against MRP of Rs 4,390/- and the ‘A41 Power’ comes at an effective price of Rs 1,849/- against an MRP of Rs 4,290/-.

  • The customer needs to make a down payment of Rs 3,299/- for the ‘A1 Indian’ 4G smartphone,
  • The downpayment on the  ‘A41 Power’ 4G smartphone is Rs 3,349/-.
  • After buying either of the phones, the customers need to make 36 continuous monthly recharges of Rs 169/- pack from Airtel.
  • They will get a cash refund of Rs 500/- after 18 months and another Rs 1,000/- after 36 months, taking the total cash benefit to Rs 1,500/-.
  • In case the customer does not wish to opt for the Rs 169/- bundled plan, they can do recharges of any denomination and validity as per individual requirements.
  • However, to claim the cash refund benefit, recharges worth Rs 3,000/- must be done within the first 18 months (to claim the first refund installment of Rs 500/-) and another Rs 3,000/- over the next 18 months (to claim the second refund installment of Rs 1,000/-).
  • The ownership of the smartphone remains completely with the customer and there is no need to return the device to Airtel/Karbonn at any point to claim the cash benefit.

Karbonn A1 Indian & A41 Power: Specifications Overview

Model A1 Indian A41 Power
Screen 4” WVGA capacitive touchscreen enabling a great video, online and social media experience 4” full touch screen enabling a great video, online and social media experience
Operating System Android 7.0 Nougat. An open ecosystem that offers access to all apps on Google Playstore including YouTube, WhatsApp, Facebook and much more Android 7.0 Nougat. An open ecosystem that offers access to all apps on Google Playstore including YouTube, WhatsApp, Facebook and much more
Preloaded Airtel Apps MyAirtel App, Airtel TV, Wynk Music that offer digital self-serve and exciting digital content MyAirtel App, Airtel TV, Wynk Music that offer digital self-serve and exciting digital content
Processor, Battery 1.1GHz quad core processor, 1500 mAh battery 1.3GHz quad-core processor, 2300 mAh battery
RAM 1 GB, enabling smooth running of multiple applications 1 GB, enabling smooth running of multiple applications
ROM 8GB (expandable up to 32 GB, offering ample storage for multiple apps, songs, pictures and video) 8GB (expandable up to 32 GB, offering ample storage for multiple apps, songs, pictures and video)
SIM Dual SIM Slots (both Open) Dual SIM Slots (both Open)
Camera Dual Camera. Rear – 3.2 MP and Front – 2 MP Dual Camera. Rear – 2MP and Front – 0.3 MP
Network support 4G VOLTE /3G/2G offering seamless voice and data connectivity over Airtel’s nationwide network 4G VOLTE /3G/2G offering seamless voice and data connectivity over Airtel’s nationwide network
Connectivity Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS

 

For more details on all of Airtel’s bundled smartphones, you can visit Airtel’s website.

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