After being listed on the company site earlier this month, the iBall Cobalt Solus 4G was launched in India on Monday at a price of Rs. 11,999. It is available via online and offline retail channels.
The dual-SIM dual standby based Cobalt Solus 4G runs Android 5.1 Lollipop out-of-the-box. It features a 5-inch (720×1280 pixels) HD display offering a pixel density of 294ppi. The smartphone is powered by a 1GHz quad-core Cortex-A53 processor coupled with 2GB of RAM. It comes with 16GB of inbuilt storage with no word on expandable storage support.
It sports a 13-megapixel autofocus rear camera with an LED flash, while there is a secondary 8-megapixel front-facing camera also on board. The Cobalt Solus 4G comes with 3G, GPRS/ EDGE, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, GPS/ A-GPS, Micro-USB, and Bluetooth connectivity options. The handset supports Indian LTE bands TDD-LTE and FDD-LTE (2300MHz and 1800MHz). The smartphone packs a 2000mAh battery. It also features HotKnot file transfer technology, which is similar to near field communications (NFC) in terms of application.
Commenting on the launch, Sandeep Parasrampuria, Director iBall, said, “At iBall, we have always believed that real innovations reflects the consumers’ needs, where customer-centricity has to be at the core of developing products. Cobalt Solus 4G is another milestone for iBall to bring the best combination of technology, style and affordability for the masses. With the launch of Cobalt Solus 4G, our first 4G smartphone, we have yet again raised the bar of affordable innovation in the country”
Last month, iBall launched a new Andi-series smartphone, the Andi 4.5 O’Buddy, priced at Rs. 4,990.
The Andi 4.5 O’Buddy smartphone runs Android 4.4 KitKat out-of-the-box. It comes with a 4.5-inch (480×854 pixels) FWVGA display. The smartphone is powered by a 1.3GHz quad-core processor coupled with 1GB of RAM. It comes with 8GB of inbuilt storage, which is further expandable via microSD card (up to 32GB). It sports an 8-megapixel rear camera and a 3.2-megapixel front camera, both accompanied by LED flash modules. On the connectivity front, the iBall Andi 4.5 O’Buddy offers GPRS/ EDGE, 3G, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, GPS, Micro-USB, and Bluetooth options. It packs an 1800mAh battery and comes with auto call recording feature. The company will be offering the smartphone with a bundled smart cover.