Indian smartphone vendor, Kestrel has launched its first Android based smartphone, KM 451. The new device will be selling at a price of Rs 6,190.
The phone comes with a 4.5 inch FWVGA IPS display with 480*854 pixel resolution. It is powered by a 1GHz dual-core MediaTek (MT6572) processor coupled with 512MB of RAM.
The Kestrel KM 451 sports a 5MP rear camera with LED flash, while there is a secondary 0.3MP front-facing as well. It comes with 4GB of internal storage capacity which is expandable up to 32GB using a microSD card.
On the connectivity front, the device offers 3G, GPRS/ EDGE, A-GPS, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Micro-USB, and Bluetooth options. It measures 9.35mm thick and weighs 150 grams.
The smartphone is juiced by a 1750mAh battery which is rated to deliver up to 8 hours of talk time, and up to 300 hours of standby time.
“Our maiden Smartphone – the Kestrel KM 451 is targeted at users looking for an affordable device along with durability, performance and a long battery life. Additionally our network of 100+ service centres across the country, a complete R&D center in India and in-house testing centre in China.” said Pankaj A Sureka, co-founder and director, Kestrel Mobiles
Recently Micromax also launched its Canvas Xpress 2 smartphone in the same price bracket. It is available for a retail price of Rs 5,999 in India.
Canvas Xpress 2 smartphone has 13 MP rear camera with omnivision sensor and dual LED flash and a 2 MP front camera.
The other main specifications of Canvas Xpress 2 smartphone include 1.4 Octa Core Correx A7 processor, 5 inch HD IPS display 1280×720, Gorilla Glass 3, and Wolf audio codec, among others.
A 2500 mAh battery, Android 4.4 OS which is upgradeable to Lollipop OS, 8GB ROM and 1GB RAM are also attractive for Rs 5,999 priced smartphone.