Amidst the plethora of Chinese smartphones flooding in, an Indian brand Mafe has launched its budget smartphone called AIR. The smartphone is priced at Rs 3,999, and boasts 4G VoLTE connectivity support. The smartphone will be available via both offline and online retails stores such as Flipkart and Snapdeal. Also Read - Mafe Mobile launches Shine M815 with 4,000mAh battery at Rs 4,999: Specifications, featuresAlso Read - Mafe AIR 4G smartphone with VoLTE, Android Nougat launched in India at Rs 3,999
Mafe Air is company’s latest offering in the Indian market this year. The company had earlier launched another budget smartphone called Mafe Shine M820, priced at Rs 5,999. Targetted at first time smartphone users, the Mafe AIR runs on Android 7.0 Nougat OS out-of-the-box. With Android Nougat OS, users will be able to use a bunch of features like the Google Assistant, Quick Settings, and Multi-window mode.
Mafe Air features, specifications
The Mafe Air has a 4-inch FWVGA display offering a resolution of 800×480 pixels. It is powered by a 1.3GHz quad-core Spreadtrum processor paired with 2GB of RAM. The smartphone comes with 16GB of internal storage that is further expandable up to 32GB via microSD card. The smartphone does not have a fingerprint scanner for biometric unlock. ALSO READ: Smartphone users in India spend 4 hours on apps everyday: App Annie
In terms of photography, the Mafe Air has a 5-megapixel camera rear camera with LED flash. On the front, it has a 2-megapixel selfie snapper. It houses a 2,000mAh battery which is rated to provide up to 10 hours of talk-time. Alongside 4G VoLTE, the smartphone also offers connectivity options such as Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, Wi-Fi Hotspot and GPS. Other features include a gravity sensor, proximity sensor, FM radio, 3.5mm audio jack.
As mentioned, the price point for Mafe AIR will invite competition from the likes of Xiaomi Redmi 4A and Moto C Plus. In comparison, the Xiaomi Redmi 4A is one of the ‘best-sellers’ in the segment and comes with 5-inch HD display, Snapdragon 425 SoC, 13-megapixel primary camera and 3,030mAh battery.