Videocon Mobiles is planning a comeback on the Indian smartphone market with two new devices that will soon hit shelves at multiple leading retailers across the country.Dubbed Videocon A20 and A30, the handsets have yet to be priced, though Indian retailer has already listed both as “Coming Soon.”
Aside from the fact that both offer dual-SIM capability, there’s nothing really interesting that could make them stand out from other affordable Android smartphones available in India.
AndroidOS, reports Videocon A20, is powered by Android 2.3 Gingerbread operating system out of the box, which might not be appealing enough to attract Indian customers.
In addition, the smartphone sports a decent 3.5-inch capacitive touchscreen display, along with a 3-megapixel rear photo snapper and a secondary VGA front-facing camera for video calls.
The A20 will be equipped with a single-core processor clocked at 1GHz and will drain energy from a 1350 mAh Li-Ion battery, which has yet to be rated by the manufacturer. Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS and FM radio are included as well.
Videocon A30 is better-featured and ships with Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich platform on board. This one is equipped with a more powerful 1 GHz dual-core processor and sports 4.0-inch WVGA capacitive touchscreen display.
On the back, the smartphone packs a 5-megapixel camera, while on the front there’s a secondary VGA camera for video calls. Videocon A30 embeds a slightly better 1500 mAh Li-Ion battery.
Even though the smartphones have yet to be price tagged by Videocon Mobile we can make a pretty good idea on how much they will cost just by looking at their specs sheets.
Word is Videocon A20 will be priced around Rs 5,000 ($90/ €70) outright, whereas the A30 will probably be a bit more expensive at Rs 10,000 ($185/ €145) off-contract. Stay tuned for more updates on this one.