DataWind, the company behind the ultra-affordable Aakash tablet had today announced two low cost smartphone in India, the PocketSurfer 2G4 and PocketSurfer 3G4. It is priced at only Rs. 1,999 and Rs. 2,999 respectively.
Both the smartphone will come with free internet for one year of Reliance carrier. The manufacturer has partnered with Reliance Communications to offer free data with these devices, which includes unlimited web browsing, email and social networking.
The DataWind PocketSurfer 2G4 runs the out-dated Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich OS and features a 3.5-inch capacitive touchscreen display with 320 x 480 pixels of resolution. It is powered by a 1GHz Cortex A5 processor and coupled with 256MB of RAM.
512MB internal storage of PocketSurfer 2G4 is also expandable with up to 32GB of microSD card. It comes with a VGA camera at the rear and also supports dual-SIM (GSM+GSM) with dual standby functionality.
On another hand, the DataWind PocketSurfer 3G4 runs on now-dated Android 4.4 KitKat OS and features a 4-inch capacitive touchscreen display with a resolution of 800 x 480 pixels. The phone is powered by a 1.2GHz dual-core Cortex A7 processor and coupled with 256MB of RAM.
The 512MB built-in storage of PocketSurfer 3G4 is further expandable with up to 32GB of microSD card. It house a 5MP rear camera with an LED flash and also packs a VGA front shooter for video calling. It has also dual-SIM slots (WCDMA+GSM) and features dual standby functionality.
Both handset offers connectivity options Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, 3.5 mm ear jack and FM Radio.
DataWind is also offering last year’s PocketSurfer 3G5 with the free internet plan. It is equipped with 5-inch display, 1.2GHz dual-core Cortex A7 SoC, Android 4.4 KitKat OS, 512MB RAM, 4GB of internal memory, 3MP front snapper, 5MP rear camera, 3G, and dual-SIM slots. It is available for Rs. 5,499.
These smartphone will be available starting today via Naaptol shopping platforms, and their availability will be expanded to major brick-and-mortar retail stores starting March 24th.