The Billion brand was launched by Flipkart earlier this year and offers products from clothing to electronics and now smartphones. Among other specifications, the phone will include 4GB of RAM, 32GB and 64GB of internal storage and a microSD card slot. Buyers can choose from Mystic Black and Desert Gold color options. It sports a 5.5-inch Full HD screen protected by Asahi Dragontrail glass. The Indian ecommerce giant had launched its Digiflip Pro series of tablets in 2014, powered by an Intel Atom processor and priced from Rs5,999 to Rs15,999.
The Flipkart phone does offer some solid advantages such as stock Android Nougat and a fast-charging 3500mAh battery. As the name suggests, it happens to be a camera-centric smartphone with dual cameras on its rear panel.
The smartphone will be called Billion Capture+ and will go on sale from November 15.
For photography buffs, the phone will offer a 13 MP rear camera.
Instead of making it a fancy gadget, Flipkart has ensembled the features which was most searched by the customers on the e-commerce platforms while buying a smartphone online while keeping the price in mind.
“Flipkart’s Billion Capture Plus is completely Indian”. Flipkart itself will provide the smartphone fix solutions via its owned F1 Info Solutions. The company has a distributed fix service network of around 158 centers in 135 cities. The camera also features Portrait and depth of field modes.
On the software front, the Billion Capture+ is running pure Android 7.1.2 Nougat out of the box. “The features in the Capture+ too have been derived from deep data-mining of millions of Flipkart customers’ reviews”, Sachin Bansal, co-founder and Executive Chairman of Flipkart, said in a statement. Again, the first model from Flipkart would cost you Rs 10,999 getting you a dual-camera setup at a very competitive price.
Recently, a study has shown that dual camera smartphones have witnessed a growth of 123 percent in the first half of 2017, in India.
Under the hood the phone runs a Snapdragon 625 chip from Qualcomm – a tried and tested SoC also used by Mi A1, the Moto G5s Plus and countless other phones. There is no added bloatware to bog down the performance and the handset is also guaranteed to get Android Oreo update as well as future security patches pushed by Google.
The Billion Capture+ is also compatible with two SIM cards, 4G VoLTE and features a USB Type-C port.