India based brand Kult has launched a new smartphone in the budget segment dubbed as the Impulse. The phone was launched today in New Delhi and bears a price tag of Rs. 8,999. This brings it in competition with phones like the Redmi 5 from Xiaomi. Let’s check out what this phone has to offer.
Design and Display
Although the phone has a price tag of Rs. 8,000, it does come with a TrueView HD+ display spanning 5.99-inches across. The phone feels well built and appears to be durable to use on a day-to-day basis. It also has a fingerprint sensor on the back to quickly log-in to the phone. The phone shouldn’t feel difficult to hold either as it measures at 8.6mm in thickness.
Performance and Storage
Underneath it’s hood, the Kult Impulse is powered by a quad-core MediaTek 6739 processor ticking at 1.5GHz. It also has a Mali T720 GPU to assist in graphic performance. To assist with multi-tasking, it has 3GB of RAM which should be more than sufficient for every day usage. If you are looking to use the phone for heavy gaming, you may be disappointed. On the storage front, the smartphone will ship with 32GB of internal memory which can be expanded up the 64GB through a microSD card.
Camera and Software
In the optics department, the latest offering from Kult features a single camera sensor on the front as well as the back. The primary camera module located on the back comprises of a 13-megapixel autofocus snapper which is accompanied by a Dual LED flash for low-light photography. On the front, there is another 13-megapixel selfie camera which is also supported by an LED flash for capturing low-light selfies. The front camera also doubles up as a way to log-in to the phone through face recognition. If that does fail to register your face, it’s nice to have a trustworthy fingerprint scanner as a fall back option. In the software department, the Impulse will ship with Android 7.1.1 Nougat out of the box. We can hope for the phone to be soon updated to Oreo, however, there is no official word regarding this yet.
Connectivity and Battery
The Kult Impulse ticks all the right checkboxes and features most connectivity options like 2G, 3G, 4G with VoLTE, a microUSB port, Bluetooth 4.2 and dual-band WiFi. A strong point of this device has to be its battery. The smartphone has a 4,000mAh battery located underneath its shell. This is a fairly large sized battery and should easily last you through the day.
The phone will be available through major online stores starting 15th May, 2018.