Budget Android phone segment is quite overcrowded in India, which implies a demand for such devices. The 5 inch Display size is still rare in Budget Android segment with only a few devices available even up to 10,00 INR Price range. Datawind today has unveiled a new level of affordable PocketSurfer smartphones series, which will provide you with a 5 inch Display starting from only Rs. 3,499!
The PocketSurfer 5x is a Dual SIM smartphone based on Linux Operating system and powered by Cortex A8 1 GHz processor, which is quite obsolete. It comes with a 5 inch display with WQVGA resolution. You won’t get any camera at the back and a VGA camera will be present at the front.
The phone supports a MicroSD card and the battery capacity will provide you with 3 hours of talk time the phone has been priced at Rs. 3,499. The hardware is quite outdated but it will offer you a large display and Dual SIM functionality.
The PocketSurfer 5C+ has a 5 inch display with WVGA resolution. The smartphone is powered by 1 GHz processor based on Cortex A9 architecture. This Dual SIM smartphone will offer you 3 hours of talk time and 2 days of standby time which is again very less. Connectivity features include FM radio, EDGE, Bluetooth and WiFi. The operating system employed is Android 4.0 ICS and you can get this handset for only Rs. 4,999.
The PocketSurfer 3G5 is the highend device in this series, but does not have much to offer either. The phone is powered by 1.2 GHz Dual core cortex A7 processor and has a 5 MP camera at the back. It runs on Android 4.2 jelly bean operating system. This phone will also feature 3G connectivity unlike other pocket surfer smartphones. This Dual SIM smartphone with 5 Inch WVGA Display has been priced at Rs. 6,499.
Speaking on the launch, Suneet Singh Tuli, CEO of DATAWIND said: “On the 10th Anniversary of DataWind’sPocketSurfer – the fastest internet device operating through a GSM SIM beating all other internet devises at that time in speed, we’re very excited to introduce these amazing new devices at unbelievably low prices. Intended to again create benchmarks in the smart phone category, DataWind’s new products break the affordability barriers of smartphones and bandwidth constraints of cellular networks to deliver calling facility and internet access to anybody who can afford a simple mobile phone. Currently simple phones in the market cost as much as the smart phone on offer by DataWind.”
All these smartphones will offer you big 5 inch display and Dual SIM functionality and it will be unwise to expect anything more. The hardware is quite obsolete and buy it only if a 5 inch display is at the top of your priority list.