BSNL, Pantel launch affordable phablets, tablet and feature phone

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Pantel Technologies in collaboration with state-owned telecom operator BSNL has launched four affordable devices for the Indian market.

BSNL and Pantel Technologies have launched the Penta Smart PS650 and Penta Smart PS501 Android smartphones (Rs. 7,999 and Rs. 6,999 respectively); the refreshed PentaT-Pad WS707C tablet with voice-calling (Rs. 6,999), and a Penta Bharat feature phone (Rs. 1,799).

The Penta Bharat feature phone comes with 3-inch display and supports dual-SIM functionality with dual standby. It sports a 1.3-megapixel rear camera and includes Bluetooth connectivity option. The Penta Bharat phone packs an 1800mAh battery with up to 8 hours of talktime and up to 360 hours of standby time. It comes with 64MB of RAM and includes 64MB of inbuilt storage. penta-smart-ps650.jpg

The Penta Smart PS650 features a large 6.5-inch display, which is the biggest seen on a smartphone in India. It runs Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean and supports single SIM (micro-SIM). It is powered by 1.2GHz dual-core Cortex A7 processor with Mali 400MP GPU. The Penta Smart PS650 sports a 2-megapixel rear camera and also includes a VGA front-facing camera. It comes with 512MB of RAM and 4GB of inbuilt storage. The phablet packs a 2500mAh battery with standby time of up to 100 hours. BSNL is offering 3GB of 3G data and 300 minutes of talktime free on BSNL network.

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The Penta Smart PS501 runs Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean out-of-the-box and is a dual-SIM device with support for GSM+GSM. It features a 5-inch display with a resolution of 480x854 pixels. It is powered by a 1.2GHz dual-core Cortex A7 processor alongside 512MB of RAM. The Penta Smart PS501 sports a 5-megapixel rear camera and also includes a VGA front-facing camera. It comes with 4GB of inbuilt storage that can be expanded up to 32GB with microSD card. It packs a 1800mAh battery.

BSNL is offering a pre-bundled pack for both the Penta Smart PS650 and Penta Smart PS501 Android smartphones of 1200 minutes free talktime on the BSNL network.

Penta also launched its T-Pad WS707C tablet with updated OS and lower price. The company announced the tablet in February.

Commenting on the launch, R K Upadhyay, BSNL CMD said, "We are delighted to offer latest technology products in a reverse data bundling marketing alliance with Pantel Technologies. Products like the Penta Bharat Phone will now offer the Indian consumer the power of Internet access at an affordable price. Likewise, with the highly affordable 3G Penta Smart device, the PS650, BSNL can now look forward to offering its world-class 3G data services to a wide cross section of Indian society."


Mobiles launched in November 2013


Penta Bharat Phone key specifications

  • 3-inch display
  • 1.3-megapixel rear camera
  • Dual-SIM (GSM+GSM) with dual standby
  • 64MB RAM and 64MB of internal storage
  • 1800mAh battery

Penta Smart PS650 key specifications

  • 6.5-inch (480x800 pixels) display
  • 1.2GHz dual-core cortex A7 processor with Mali 400 GPU
  • 512MB RAM
  • 4GB of inbuilt storage, expandable up to 32GB via microSD
  • 2-megapixel rear camera
  • VGA front-facing camera
  • Android 4.2.2 (Jelly Bean)
  • 2500mAh battery

Penta Smart PS501 key specifications

  • 5-inch (480x854 pixels) IPS display
  • 1.2GHz dual-core cortex A7 processor
  • 512MB RAM
  • 4GB of inbuilt storage, expandable up to 32GB with micro SD
  • Dual-SIM (GSM+GSM) with dual standby
  • Android 4.2.2 (Jelly Bean)
  • 5-megapixel autofocus rear camera with LED flash
  • VGA front-facing camera
  • 1800mAh battery

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