Kobian, a firm best known for manufacturing computer peripherals, has launched a 6-inch phablet under its Mercury brand. Called the Mercury Glitz, it has been priced at Rs. 7,799 and will go on sale from July 15.
The Mercury Glitz is a dual-SIM smartphone that runs the now-dated Android 4.2 Jelly Bean out-of-the-box, but Kobian promises an upgrade to Android 4.4 KitKat soon. It features a 6-inch IPS display with a qHD (540x960 pixel) resolution. The Mercury Glitz smartphone is powered by a 1.3GHz dual-core MediaTek MT8312 processor coupled with 1GB of RAM.
The smartphone sports a 5-megapixel rear camera with an LED flash and also includes a 0.3-megapixel (VGA) front-facing camera. The Mercury Glitz comes with 8GB of inbuilt storage that can be expanded via microSD card (up to 32GB).
The large-screen smartphone or phablet packs a 2000mAh battery and comes with 3G, Bluetooth 4.0, Wi-Fi, and GPS connectivity options. The Mercury Glitz smartphone comes in Black colour variant only. The smartphone weighs 240 grams and has a thickness of 8.2mm.
Sushmita Das, Vice President Business, India at Kobian Pte Ltd said, "Keeping in the global and South Asian trends, Mercury is presenting Glitz to the smartphone buyers across India. Glitz is featured with dual core, 1GB DDR3 RAM and 8GB internal storage at an unbeatable price of Rs. 7,799."
Last week, Lava Mobiles had also launched a large-screen smartphone, a 6-inch phablet called the Magnum X604, at Rs. 11,999.
The dual-SIM (GSM+GSM) supporting Lava Magnum X604 runs Android 4.4.2 KitKat out-of-the-box, features a 6-inch HD (720x1280 pixel) IPS display and is powered by a 1.2GHz quad-core (unspecified chipset) processor with Videocore IV GPU coupled with 1GB of RAM.
It sports an 8-megapixel autofocus rear camera along with LED flash and a 2-megapixel front-facing camera. The Magnum X604 supports storage expansion via microSD card (up to 32GB), with 8GB of inbuilt storage already on the device. It packs a 2600mAh battery.