At just Rs 10,990, Karbonn's upcoming S1 Titanium may be the cheapest quad-core smartphone in the country. The company announced the device on its website yesterday, and has now revealed the price. You can go ahead and book the smartphone on Karbonn’s website.

The S1 Titanium's pricing gives it a major advantage against its rival's offering, the Micromax A116. While the A116 has slightly better specs, there is still a major difference between their prices, which gives the advantage to Karbonn's device.

Yet another affordable Quad Core?

A quad-core smartphone for Rs 10,990. Wow.

Sporting a 4.5-inch capacitive touchscreen with a resolution of 540 x 960 pixels, the S1 Titanium is a dual-SIM smartphone. It has a 5 megapixel auto-focus camera with LED Flash. On the storage front, it has 4GB of internal memory and supports microSD cards up to 32GB in size. From what we've seen of it, the device looks good and quite handy, measuring 66 x 134.6 x 9.25 mm. It equips a 1600mAh battery that the company claims will provide 200 hours of standby time and up to four hours of talk time. The connectivity options include support for Wi-Fi and Bluetooth.

The recently launched 3G-enabled Micromax A116, which may well steal the thunder of Samsung’s Galaxy Grand, is powered by a MediaTek MT6589 1.2GHz quad core processor, with 1GB RAM. It also runs on Android Jelly Bean 4.1 and comes equipped with a 2100mAh battery. It has a bigger 5-inch IPS display and an 8 megapixel rear camera with LED flash and multiple camera settings such as night mode and 4X zoom. With Indian phone makers prepping to bring affordable smartphones with superior phones, consumers in a price sensitive market like ours are in a win-win situation.

Now that the company has officially announced the pricing, it won’t take long for the phone to hit store shelves across the country. Stay tuned for more information about the launch date and related news.

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