Airtel in Partnership with Lava might launch 4G Smartphone at Rs 1699
Bharti Airtel, after partnering with Karbonn to introduce A40 Indian 4G smartphone, is reportedly preparing to join hands with Lava to announce another 4G VoLTE device. There is no information on what will Lava or Airtel call the handset, but then, all that is known is that the 4G smartphone will be launching very soon.
The upcoming 4G smartphone will not be very different from Karbonn’s A40 Indian, apart from a few specs differences and also the price. The report comes from 91 Mobiles which states that the upcoming Airtel – Lava phone will also come with bundled data and voice benefits just like Karbonn A40 Indian. The Lava phone will come with an effective price of Rs 1,699. On the other hand, the Airtel – Karbonn A40 Indian which is launched very recently to counter JioPhone, comes at an effective price of Rs 1,399.
The strategy for Lava phone will be much like the Karbonn A40 Indian. Buyers will first have to get the phone at Rs 3,500 but then the company will offer a cashback of Rs 1,801. This means that the Lava phone will actually be available at Rs 1,699. However, it is still not clear on how Lava is really planning to refund Rs 1,801 to the buyers. It will possibly be similar to how Karbonn will be refunding the money. Chances are Lava will also offer cashbacks from time to time after a certain time period.
The Airtel – Lava 4G VoLTE smartphone will be an Android-powered and will come with a bundled data and voice offer which the users will have to take up every month.
As said, the Lava device will be much like the Karbonn A40 India, at least in terms of specifications. Going by the speculations, the Airtel – Lava phone will either come with a 4.5-inch or 5-inch display. There are no further details available about the Lava phone as of yet. It is noteworthy that, neither Airtel nor Lava has officially confirmed the coming of this phone.
The 91 Mobiles report further notes that the Airtel is also gearing up to join hands with another home grown smartphone manufacturer to announce another 4G smartphone at a price tag between Rs 1,399 and Rs 1,699. This means, that the third partnership phone by Airtel will bridge the gap between Karbonn A40 Indian and the upcoming Lava phone. There are no specific details available on the same as of yet, however some reports earlier revealed that Airtel in working with Intex to announce a 4G smartphone very soon.