Karbonn A40 Indian is Airtel’s answer to the Jio Phone

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You probably would never have heard of the Karbonn A40 Indian if not that in its native country India, Airtel has chosen it as the first in their series of budget 4G smartphones and pitched it against Reliance Jio’s Jio Phone 4G feature phone.

To be honest, there isn’t much of a competition in terms of price, as the Jio Phone costs much less than the A40 Indian does. But the A40 is far more capable and Airtel does offer 4G data plans that are similar to what reliance Jio offers with the Jio Phone.

Airtel’s take on the Karbonn A40 indian is pre-installed with the network’s suite of apps, including: MyAirtel, Airtel TV, and Wynk Music.

Karbonn A40 Indian Specifications

Wireless Network and Software

  • 2G: GSM 900 / 1800 MHz
  • 3G: HSDPA 900 / 2100 MHz
  • 4G: LTE Frequency Bands + VoLTE 3(1800) / 5(850) / 40(2300)
  • SIM Type: Dual Micro-SIM, Dual standby
  • OS: Android 7 Nougat

Airtel pitches the Karbonn A40 Indian against JioPhone


  • Dimensions: 122.95 x 64.3 x 10.5 mm
  • Weight: 118 g
  • Display: 4.0 inches, 800 x 480 pixels (233 PPI), IPS TFT
  • Sensors: Accelerometer
  • Build: Plastic
  • Colours: Black. Coffee. Champagne Gold. Blue


  • Processor Type: Quad-Core 1.3 GHz Cortex-A7
  • Processor Name: Spreadtrum SC8830
  • Graphics Processor: ARM Mali-400 MP2
  • RAM: 1 GB
  • Internal Storage: 8 GB
  • External Storage: Dedicated Micro-SD card up to 32 GB


  • Rear: 2 megapixels, auto-focus, and LED flash
  • Video recording: 720p @ 30 fps
  • Front-facing: 0.3 megapixels


  • Music Support: mp3, aac, aac+, eaac+, amr
  • Loudspeaker: Mono
  • Video Support: mpeg4, h.263, h.264
  • FM Radio: Yes


  • Bluetooth: v4.0
  • WiFi: Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot
  • GPS: Yes
  • USB: microUSB v2.0


  • Charging: Regular
  • Battery: Removable Lithium-Ion 1400 mAh
  • Announcement: October 11, 2017
  • Availability: June 2017
  • Phone Price: Rs. 1,399

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