Flipkart, India’s biggest e-commerce portal, will soon launch its own smartphone brand Billion that aspires to make high-quality everyday products accessible to billions of Indian consumers. The new Billion branded smartphone will not only be made in India but also made for India. The phone has been made keeping Indian customers needs in mind.
The first product from the nascent brand will be the Billion Capture+, a smartphone designed to capture the vivid colors of India. The Capture+ flaunts a full metal body with elegant and ergonomic curves and can easily pass on as a device that costs thrice as much. And this beauty isn’t just skin deep either. The phone brings together remarkable hardware at a very reasonable price. Here is what it brings to the table.
A Perfect Camera
As the ‘Capture’ moniker indicates, the new Flipkart phone places the camera at center stage. The handset combines a 13MP monochrome and a 13MP color sensor on the rear and together the two enables capturing more light and consequently more details.
This type of dual camera implementation is certainly rare for under 20,000 INR. A handful of phones that do have similar dual camera configuration don’t have the proper software and thus yield poor image quality.
The cameras on Capture+, on the other hand, can capture 2 times more light than a conventional smartphone camera and this enables Capture + to deliver the best in class camera performance, even in low light.
The camera software also includes a Super Night mode that can be used to capture workable shots even in dark ambiance. And of course, using the two camera sensors, the camera can also shoot creamy bokeh shots with the perfectly blurred background.
Even the 5.5-inch Full HD display on the phone is aptly calibrated to rightly reproduce the vivid colors that the phone captures. The screen is super bright, has very wide viewing angles and is protected by 2.5D Dragontrail glass.
The Full HD resolution makes everything super sharp and crisp. Even if you compare it to phones that cost twice as much, Capture + offers one of the best display quality.
Powered by the most trusted mid-range Chipset
On the inside, the Capture+ is powered by power efficient Snapdragon 625 octa-core chipset, which is also the most trusted mid-range chipset that we have come across in 2017. The chipset has 8 cortex-a53 cores clocked at a maximum frequency of 2.3GHz. Not only does it have the brute force to carry you through all sorts of demanding tasks, but since it’s based on 16nm process, it’s extremely power efficient and light on the battery.
Besides, the Snapdragon 625 mobile platform powering the Billion Capture+ is assisted by up to 4GB RAM and 64GB of internal storage, which is also the most one could expect even for thrice the price. In fact, even high-end phones like Samsung Galaxy S8 and Google Pixel 2 XL offer the same amount of RAM and storage. The handset also includes microSD card slot and is the only phone in its class to offer unlimited and secure AI-powered Tronx storage from Smartron!
Long Lasting Battery
Talking of the battery, the Billion Capture + houses a massive 3500mAh battery that also supports fast charging. Unlike most other phones its class, the Billion Capture+ comes with Quick Charge USB Type-C charger bundled in the box.
Using the bundled charger, you can get up to 7 hours of mileage with just 15 minutes of charging! Many popular Snapdragon 625 phones in this budget like Moto G5+ and Mi A1 make do with a smaller 3000mAh battery, but Billion hasn’t compromised with this aspect that most people prioritize in India.
Light Software and Guaranteed Upgrade
On the software front, the Billion Capture+ is running pure Android 7.1.2 Nougat out of the box. There is no added bloatware to bog down the performance and the handset is also guaranteed to get Android Oreo update as well as future security patches pushed by Google.
A Complete Phone
All said and done, the Billion Capture+ is a complete smartphone that doesn’t compromise on any aspect of end-user experience and, surprisingly, Flipkart has somehow managed to keep the price affordable. In spite of delivering uncompromised hardware and software, Capture+ is still cheaper than both the Mi A1 and Moto G5s Plus. The aggressive price lends it unprecedented value for money and makes it a viable contender in the most competitive price segment. What more could one ask for?
To sum up Flipkart Billion Capture+ Features:
|Camera||Dual Rear Camera: 13MP (RGB) + 13MP (Monochrome) with Dual Flash
Front Camera: 8MP
Captures 2X the light, 2X the details for stunning pictures, even in low light.
|Display||Vibrant and Bright 5.5-inch full HD display, 401 PPI, 2.5D Dragontrail glass|
|Processor and RAM||Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 Octa-core mobile platform, Up to 4GB LPDDR3 RAM|
|Storage||Unlimited secure cloud storage
Up to 64 GB Internal memory, expandable up to 128 GB
|Battery||3500 mAh (2 days battery life) with USB Type C charger
QuickCharge for 7 hours’ life in 15 mins
|Design||Premium Metal body design|
|Software||Stock Android Nougat 7.1.2 – no unnecessary bloatware
Guaranteed upgrade to Android Oreo