Byond is well-known for its series of budget-friendly tablets, but is relatively new to Indian smartphone scene. After a slew of great offerings, Byond released the Phablet PIII, a 6-inch ICS-running smartphone in December last year, and are now following that up with younger sibling, the Phablet PII, which boasts a slightly smaller 5.7-inch Android smartphone that features the added benefit of running Android 4.1 Jelly Bean out of the box.
Here is a quick specs and features rundown for the Byond Phablet PII:
Byond has been marketing its devices quite aggressively in the hopes of competing effectively with rivals such as Micromax, Karbonn and Spice. While most companies have been happy sticking to a 5-inch limit, Byond has gone beyond (no pun intended) everyone’s expectations, by offering a couple of great devices in the “phablet” category. Unfortunately, the price, at Rs 14,999 (~$288) is quite steep considering other smartphones available in the market, but none boast such a large display.
Byond has big plans for 2013, and if the company has decided to follow a strategy that others have made successful, which is of flooding the market with numerous releases, this is only the beginning of what we can come to expect from the Pune-based tech firm.
What are your thoughts? Is close to 6-inch displays too big, or is it something we should start getting used to? Would you consider buying the Byond Phablet PII? Let us know in the comments section below.