Over the past few months, we've seen the launch of a number of affordable handsets. On Tuesday, InFocus added an interesting dirt-cheap smartphone to the mix. Called the InFocus M260, the handset offers an impressive set of specifications and relatively new Android version at a price tag of Rs. 3,999. The handset will be made exclusively available via Snapdeal on November 5.
The InFocus M260 runs Android 5.1 Lollipop with UI Life 2.0 skin on top of it. The smartphone sports a 4.5-inch FWVGA (480x854) display. It is powered by a MediaTek MT6582M quad-core SoC clocked at 1.3GHz, coupled with 1GB of RAM, and 8GB of inbuilt storage which can be expanded via microSD card (up to 32GB).
Other features of the InFocus M260 include a 2000mAh battery, a 5-megapixel rear-camera, and a 2-megapixel front facing shooter. The dual-SIM dual-standby smartphone supports 3G, 2G, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0, and FM radio connectivity options.
The InFocus M260 comes in orange, yellow, and white colour options with black finish on all variants. The company says that it will begin the registration for the sale of the handset in two to three weeks, and the handset will be exclusively available for purchase from e-commerce website Snapdeal.
If you're looking for the 4G LTE capability in a handset, you would have to shell out some more money and settle for the Lenovo A2010 which is priced at Rs. 4,999. The Yu Yunique, which is also priced at Rs. 4,999, offers 4G LTE connectivity as well, and also offers a better display (720p).
The company said that the InFocus M260 is the first device from InFocus which is made in India, part of the Make in India initiative, and has been assembled at InFocus' local manufacturing facility at Sri City in Andhra Pradesh.
Speaking on the launch of the M260, Sachin Thapar, Country Head, InFocus India said, "Mostly, low cost phone is associated with low end specs; however, with InFocus M260 we bring a 'no-compromise' fully loaded smartphone experience to the first time smartphone buyer. Our strategic partnership with world's best manufacturer, Foxconn, ensures highest build quality backed with consistent performance on InFocus M260 at a disruptive pricing, truly democratising the smartphone industry."