Earlier this year, Datawind was claimed to be working on low end internet enabled Android smartphones in the price bracket between Rs 2,000 and Rs 3,000. Today, the firm has come up with two PocketSurfer smartphones with free internet access. The handsets are announced are PocketSurfer 2G4 and PocketSurfer 3G4 priced at Rs 1,999 and Rs 2,999 respectively.
The vendor was focused on boosting the grand vision for Digital India and it partnered Reliance Communications to provide one year of free unlimited Internet browsing to the smartphones.
In addition to the announcement of these two smartphones, Datawind has upgraded the PocketSurfer 3G5 smartphone to provide support to unlimited free browsing for one year. This device comes with similar specifications as it was launched earlier and it is priced at Rs 5,499.
When it comes to specifications, the PocketSurfer 3G4 is a 4 inch device with a WVGA resolution of 480×800 pixels. It is powered by a dual core 1.2 GHz Cortex A7 processor paired with 256 MB of RAM and runs on Android 4.4.2 KitKat operating system. There is 512 MB of storage space that can be expanded, a 5 MP main snapper with LED Flash and a front facing VGA selfie shooter as well onboard. The battery is rated to provide up to 6 hours of talk time and 8 days of standby time.
On the other hand, the PocketSurfer 2G4 is given a 3.5 inch display with a HVGA resolution of 480×320 pixels. Powering the smartphone is a 1 GHz Cortex A5 processor and it is based on Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich OS. The storage department is identical to the 3G offering. Otherwise, there is a VGA snapper at its back and the battery is touted to pump in up to 4 hours of talk time and 5 days of standby time respectively.
Other than 2G and 3G connectivity, both are dual SIM smartphones and they are arrive with Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, FM Radio features.
The handsets arrive with the web acceleration technology of Datawind to render fastest internet browsing experience to the users via UbiSurfer browser. This way, users can access web pages without paying any additional charge even while they are on the go. Besides accessing web pages, they can use the internet access to connect to friends on social networks, carry out transactions and more.
|Model||PocketSurfer 3G4||PocketSurfer 3G5||PocketSurfer 2G4|
|Display||4 inch, WVGA||5 inch, WVGA||3.5 inch, HVGA|
|Processor||1.2 GHz Dual Core Cortex A7||1.2 GHz Dual Core Cortex A7||1 GHz Cortex A5|
|RAM||256 MB||512 MB||256 MB|
|Internal Storage||512 MB, Expandable||4 GB, Expandable||512 MB, Expandable|
|OS||Android 4.4.2 KitKat||Android 4.4.2 KitKat||Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich|
|Camera||5 MP/ VGA||3 MP/ VGA||VGA|
|Battery||6 hours of talk time/ 8 days of standby time||6 hours of talk time/ 8 days of standby time||4 hours of talk time/ 5 days of standby time|