The Indian mobile manufacturer company Karbonn is known for its great products at a very affordable price. In January 2016, the company launched Karbonn K9 Smart with 3G capabilities. The phone was well received in the market, but since then a lot has changed. The price war over 4G prices in telecom companies has given the mobile makers a new arena of affordable phones to explore.
Keeping the present situation in mind, Karbonn has launched an upgraded version of the phone and named it K9 Smart 4G. The phone exclusively available with the online retail giant Snapdeal at a very affordable price of Rs.4777/-. The innards are basically same as the predecessor, and the main difference is the 4G VoLTE support. There are few improvements in processor, camera, and OS version of the phone as well. The phone is available in Black Sandstorm, Black Silver, Grey Sandstorm color options.
Features of Karbonn K9 smart 4G
The Karbonn K9 smart 4G comes with a 5-inch IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen display with SD resolution at 854 x 480 pixels and gives the pixel density of 196 ppi. The display is protected with an unspecified version of Corning Gorilla Glass, and it also supports multi-touch.
Processor and memory
Just like its predecessor, the phone comes with a quad-core processor that clock at 1.2 GHz. Karbonn K9 smart 4G packs 1 GB RAM with 8 GB internal storage out of which OS and apps consume 3.5 GB. The remaining space is available for the user for storing downloaded apps, games and media files. You can expand the internal storage up to 32 GB via microSD card.
The phone comes with a decent set of cameras in accordance with the price. It packs a 5 MP rear and 5 MP front cameras. The rear camera comes with a LED flash module and supports features like autofocus, touch focus, face detection, HDR, and panorama. Both the cameras can shoot videos up to 720p at 30 fps.
The phone can support Dual SIM and can connect to 2G, 3G and 4G LTE which is an upgrade from the predecessor. Karbonn K9 smart 4G uses EDGE, GPRS and LTE networks for mobile Internet based on the plan chosen by the user and availability in the area. The phone also supports Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and GPS connectivity. You can use it as Wi-Fi hotspot for sharing high-speed mobile internet connection with the nearby users. K9 Smart 4G comes with 3.5mm audio jack and FM radio support. The phone uses microUSB v2.0 port for wired connectivity and charging.
The phone runs on Android 6.0 marshmallow out-of-the-box. The dimensions of the phone are 144.7 mm x 74.1 mm x 10.1 mm and it weighs 146 grams. The phone comes with Accelerometer and Proximity sensors for better user control. It supports active noise cancellation with dedicated mic. The phone comes with audio and video editor and player. It packs Li0-Ion 2300 mAh battery which can give up to 6 hours of talk time and 250 hours of standby time.