Sachin Tendulkar Launches Smartron, Price Starts at Rs. 12,999: Launch Offers, Release Date, Specifications, and More



Cricketing legend Sachin Tendulkar and Smartron on Wednesday launched the, a phone inspired by the “dependability” of the Master Blaster himself. The Smartron has been launched in two storage variants in India, available exclusively from Flipkart from Wednesday itself, in a Titanium Grey colour variant. The 32GB variant priced at Rs. 12,999, and the 64GB variant priced at Rs. 13,999. At this price point, the new smartphone competes with the likes of Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 and Moto G5 in India.

Smartron launch offers

Launch offers for Smartron on Flipkart, include an additional Rs. 1,500 discount on exchange of an old phone, free Sachin Tendulkar-design back covers worth Rs. 599, and free extended warranty worth Rs. 1,499. Axis Bank Buzz credit card holders get an additional 5 percent cashback.


Smartron specifications

The dual-SIM (Micro+Micro) Smartron runs Android 7.0 Nougat – notably, an Android 7.1.1 Nougat update is already available for users for download. It sports a 5.5-inch full-HD (1080×1920 pixels) display. It is powered by an octa-core Snapdragon 652 SoC (four Cortex-A72 cores clocked at 1.8GHz, and four Cortex-A53 cores clocked at 1.44GHz) that’s coupled with 4GB of RAM. For optics, the smartphone offers a 13-megapixel rear camera with PDAF, a dual-LED flash, and an f/2.0 aperture, apart from a 5-megapixel wide-angle lens front camera. It has a fingerprint sensor on the rear panel.

The Smartron features 64GB of inbuilt storage, which is not expandable via microSD card. Connectivity options on the smartphone include 4G VoLTE, dual-band Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth v4.1, USB Type-C port, GPS/ A-GPS, FM radio, and NFC. Sensors on board include accelerometer, ambient light sensor, gyroscope, magnetometer, and proximity sensor. It sports a 3000mAh battery with Quick Charge 2.0. It measures 153x77x8.9mm.

smartron_srt_phone_back__gadgets_360_1493793833793 Inspired by Sachin Tendulkar

As for why the Smartron can be called inspired by Sachin Tendulkar, and his “dependability”, the company has a few things to claim. It says the has “best in class antennas for ensuring lowest call drop rates.” The company also boasts that the smartphone has the “best drop test results in the category”. Other benefits being touted are unlimited storage via the company’s storage service, as well as the promise of timely Android and security updates. Smartron says one Android security update will be provided every quarter, while at least three major updates will be released for the The Flipkart listing is touting an Android O update will be available for the smartphone.

smartron_srt_phone_front__gadgets_360_1493800089058Smartron India is a young company, and debuted its first products in the country last year – the Smartron smartphone and the Smartron laptop-tablet hybrid. The first was the, which was launched back in March last year at Rs. 39,999. The was launched at Rs. 22,999 soon after in May.