In a bid to take immersive virtual reality (VR) experience to the masses, Indian smartphone company Karbonn Mobiles on Monday launched two low-cost VR glasses-equipped smartphones. While the Karbonn Quattro L52 smartphone VR device is priced at Rs 8,790, Karbonn Mach Six will come at an unbeatable price of Rs 7,490 – a direct competition to Samsung Gear VR device that currently costs a little over Rs 8,000
Both VR sets are fitted with bi-convex lenses that augment a video to provide a theatre-like experience for entertainment lovers and gamers. The devices are pre-embedded with a library of engaging games and video content. Users can create their own VR videos using the pre-embedded VR app.
“The VR technology offers huge growth potential in India with the burgeoning smartphone market where affordability is key to encourage mass adoption. Karbonn s VR glasses are an effort to bring VR technology to consumers across economic spectrum at a disruptive price, said Shashin Devsare, executive director, Karbonn Mobiles, in a statement.
Karbonn Quattro L52 4G LTE has 8MP rear camera with Sony sensor filter and 5MP front camera. It comes with 2GB RAM+16GB ROM expandable upto 32GB and 1.3GHz Quad core processor with 12.7cm full HD screen. Karbonn Mach Six has a huge 15.24cm HD display with 2GB RAM+16 GB ROM, 1.3GHz Quad core processor and a powerful battery at 3300 mAh (milliampere per hour).
According to a recent report, the global VR market is expected to touch an estimated $120 billion by 2020 and India, with its huge smartphone base, is set to become the largest VR market.