Zen Mobile has discreetly launched the Ultrafone 502 smartphone which is listed on its official site for Rs 8,999. The smartphone however is also spotted (by AndroidOS) selling online for a discounted price of Rs 7,299.
Talking of the features, the Zen Ultrafone 502 comes with a 4.5-inch qHD IPS display with 540×960 pixels resolution. The hardware of the device comprises a 1.2GHz dual-core processor coupled with 512MB of RAM and 4GB of onboard storage, which is expandable by an additional 32GB via a microSD card. In terms of software, it supports Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean, which is quite a treat in this price range.
The phone also has an 8-megapixel rear camera with LED flash and a 1.3-megapixel secondary camera. For connectivity, it offers standard options like Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and GPS/ AGPS. The phone also offers 3G connectivity on one of the dual-SIMs. Other features in the phone include sensors like ambient light, G-sensor and proximity sensor.
The phone will be up against an array of smartphones from domestic vendors as well as the newly launched Samsung Galaxy Trend and the Galaxy Star Pro budget smartphones. These Samsung phones, however, do not offer similar features than the offerings from the indigenous vendors. The Micromax A74 Canvas Fun, the Xolo Q800 and the Karbonn Titanium S1 will give good competition to this newbie in the 4.5-inch smartphone segment in the price range of Rs 7,000 to Rs 9,000.