The number of budget-friendly quad-core smartphones, based on cost-effective MediaTek processors, continues to grow in India, with local manufacturer Karbonn announcing two such devices, the Karbonn Titanium S1 and Titanium S5. Unlike every other quad-core smartphone in the country, such as the Micromax A116 Canvas HD, which are powered by MediaTek processors, both Karbonn smartphones are powered by 1.2 Ghz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon processors.
The Karbonn Titanium S5 features a 5-inch display with a 960×540 resolution, 1GB of RAM, an 8MP rear camera and 2MP front camera, and a 2,000 mAh battery. The device comes with 4GB internal storage expandable via microSD and Android 4.1 Jelly Bean out of the box. On the other hand, the Karbonn Titanium S1 features a smaller 4.5-inch display, but with the same 960×540 resolution, 1GB RAM, a 5MP rear camera and 0.3MP front camera, 4GB internal storage expandable via microSD, and a 1,600 mAh battery. The Titanium S1 also features Android 4.1 Jelly Bean on-board. Both smartphones offer Dual-SIM support.
Even though both smartphones don't match up to the 720p displays found on other budget-friendly smartphones, they are priced significantly cheaper, with the Karbonn Titanium S1 priced at Rs 10,290 (~$200), and the Titanium S5 setting you back Rs 11,990 (~$230). Between the two, the Titanium S5 obviously boasts better specifications, but the smaller display of the S1 could be preferred more.
What are your thoughts? Will you be picking up the Karbonn Titanium S1 or S5? Do you think these smartphones will be able to compete against similar devices from Micromax, Xolo, and WickedLeak? Let us know in the comments section below.