Smartron’s is an SD810 powered phone for IoT geeks

Indian startup and Sachin Tendulkar-backed Smartron yesterday announced the launch of the Smartron, the company’s first smartphone.

Smartron already has an Intel-powered tablet, the in its kitty. The company fancies itself as an IoT startup, and thus plans to include features that will allow cross-device talk.

To speak of the phone per se, it comes with a 5.5-inch 1920 x 1080p Super AMOLED display and is powered by 2015 flagship SoC, the Snapdragon 810. Besides that, the has 4GB of RAM, 64GB ROM (expandable), a 13 mega-pixel rear camera, 4 mega-pixel front camera and a 3000mAh battery.

Mahesh Lingareddy, Founder and Chairman of Smartron said at launch: “Smartron tphone is a great addition to tron generation of Smart Things to Come and critical to the tronx experience. It is one of the most exciting devices in the line of products that the brand plans to launch this year. The brand’s vision is to make consumers’ life simpler and smarter by bringing more autonomous and intelligent devices and services. With Smartron aiming to innovate in the sphere of IoT, we definitely have a lot to look forward to. Fully designed and engineered in India, the company will, over the next 2-3 years, move all of its manufacturing to be local.”

The Smartron runs Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow, and will be available for purchase in open sale (i.e., no flash sales) for 22,999 INR ($340).

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