Earlier today, Datawind launched two new low-cost smartphones, the PocketSurfer 2G4X and PocketSurfer 3G4Z for Rs 2,499 and Rs 3,999 respectively. Both the handsets will be available in the market through retail distribution outlets across India.
Both the phones come bundled with free unlimited internet browsing for one year on Reliance and Telenor prepaid SIM cards. Interestingly, free-access to internet does not include audio/video streaming or local-downloads.
PocketSurfer 2G4X is a 2G device that features a 3.5 inch (320×480 pixel) capacitive touchscreen. Under the hood it is powered by a 1.0 GHz single-core processor coupled with 256 MB RAM. The phone runs on Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean.
PocketSurfer 2G4X comes with 512MB of internal storage, which is further expandable up-to 32GB via MicroSD card. The phone sports a VGA resolution camera on both the rear and front panels. Connectivity options include 2G, Dual SIM amd micro USB.
On the other hand, the PocketSurfer 3G4Z features a 4-inch (480×800 pixels) capacitive touchscreen and is powered by a 1.0Ghz single-core cortex A7 processor coupled with 512 MB of RAM. The phone runs on Android 4.4.2 KitKat operating system.
PocketSurfer 3G4Z comes with 4GB of internal storage, which is further expandable to up-to 32GB via a micro SD card. The phone sports a 5-meagpixel rear camera with LED flash and a VGA resolution front snapper. Connectivity options include 2G, 3G, Dual SIM and micro USB.
During the launch, Suneet Singh Tuli, president and chief executive officer of DataWind was quoted as saying,”With these phones, we are expanding our portfolio of being a leading player in low cost affordable segment and offering Indian consumers a unique combination of superior technology complemented with unmatched style.As its predecessors, these phones offer the right mix of features and internet connectivity”.
He further added, “It reinforces our commitment to massify and democratize technology by empowering the consumers with the best and most unique innovations that offer great value for them. With every product we launch, we want more and more people to join the digital age.”