Windows-based phones from Karbonn, Lava in few months

Domestic handset players Lava and Karbonn will launch Windows-based smartphones in the coming few months.

Karbonn’s Windows phones will be in the price range of Rs 6,000-12,000. Lava’s price starts with Rs 6,500.

“We will come out with four devices with Windows-based operating system by the end of May or starting of June in the price range of 6,000-12,000,” Karbonn Managing Director Pradeep Jain said. 

Lava International CEO and MD Hari Om Rai said, “A series of Windows-based phones will be launched by July. These will be priced in the range of Rs 6,500-8,500.”

He said the phones will be based on Qualcomm Snapdragon 200 processor and will feature Windows 8 platform.

“We expect the Windows-based phones to represent 8-10 per cent volume of Lava smartphones starting July-August,” Rai added. For Xolo brand of phones, the expected timeline of launch is the coming quarter.

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