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

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

Design

  • 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

Hardware

  • 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

Camera

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

Multimedia

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

Connectivity

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

Miscellaneous

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

Disclaimer: While we take the pains to ensure accuracy, we can not guarantee that the information on this page is 100% correct.

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Airtel pitches the Karbonn A40 Indian against JioPhone
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Airtel adopts the Karbonn A40 Indian as the first in its ‘Mera Pehla 4G Smartphone’ initiative, and pitches it against the JioPhone 4G feature phone.
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