Karbonn Titanium S9 is a quad core smartphone launched at Rs 19,990. It’s way too high price for a smartphone that has nothing new on offering. It’s a giant smartphone with 5.5 inch display. Built on Android 4.2.1 JellyBean platform Titanium S9 has similar specs present in NXG Proton Phablet. But the price of less popular NXG Proton is Rs 5000 cheaper than the S9. Few other options are also there too at around the same price.
Titanium S9 sports 5.5 inch IPS LCD display without scratch resistant coating on surface. It sports 720p resolution which is currently present in all smartphones priced more than Rs 11,000 on average. There is a 13 MP back camera and 5 MP front camera. Other features are 3G speed, 16 GB ROM, micro SD card slot, 2600 mAh battery, necessary connectivity features etc.
Karbonn Titanium S9
Karbonn surprised us by announcing a 1080p phablet dubbed Karbonn Titanium S6 that will come with Qualcomm Snapdragon 400. In contrast to that specs of Karbonn S9 are just below average and the price seems to be way too high. Hopefully we will see S6 to get a competitive price tag. Micromax Canvas 4 is releasing soon. So we will see a tough competition very soon.
iBerry Auxus Nuclea N1 at Rs 15,990 (offer price) or even at Rs 18,000 seems to be a way better choice over Karbonn Titanium S9. In past few months all China Phone markers (the OEM companies) are moving to quad core 1.5 GHz Cortex A7 based MediaTek MT6589T Turbo chip. May be the upcoming Canvas 4 will have the same chip.
Zopo, Umi, JiaYu, Iocean, Gionee and other ShenZhen based manufacturers already announced their ‘Turbo’ flagships. Zopo C3 Pink has the 1.5 GHz chip at Rs 17,990. In next few weeks we will see more Turbo versions at around Rs 15,000-Rs 20,000. Therefore, a 1.2 GHz quad core (unknown making) at Rs 19,990 doesn’t look like to take anything away from the market.
Spec Sheet of Karbonn Titanium S9
|Performance||Operating System||Android 4.2 JellyBean|
|CPU||1.2 GHz ARM Cortex A7|
|GPU||PowerVR SGX544MP, ~286 MHz|
|Display||Display Size||5.5 inch|
|Display Type||IPS LCD Capacitive|
|Micro SD Card Slot||Yes, 32 GB|
|Camera||Rear Camera||13 MP|
|Camera Extras||AF, Dual LED flash, Face Detection,|
|Video Recording||1080p at 30 fps|
|Front Camera||5 MP|
|Data||2G Speed||Class 12 GPRS/EDGE|
|3G Speed||HSPA+ speed up to 21 Mbps|
|GPS||A-GPS with Google Maps|
|Network & SIM||No of SIM Card||Dual (GSM+WCDMA)|
|GSM Network Band||GSM 850/900/1800/1900 MHz|
|3G Network Band||UMTS 850/2100 MHz|