Online marketplace Snapdeal on Monday said it will showcase its first set of consumer-centric products, including a smartphone and a sports cam, created under its ‘Launchpad’ programme.
In April, Snapdeal had unveiled ‘Launchpad’ offering a platform for innovators and inventors across the country.
“Innovation and technology is the DNA of Snapdeal.com. The other existing sellers on the website are selling existing brands. We launched this platform to support creativity and innovation amongst new age entrepreneurs,” Snapdeal Senior Vice President (Electronics & Home) Tony Navin said in a statement.
The Click Pro (sports cam) and Alpha Feather (smartphone) are two products which Snapdeal is introducing with this edition of Launchpad as they address unanswered consumer needs, he added.
Priced at Rs. 12,999, the Alpha Feather claims to be the world’s lightest 5-inch smartphone at 125 grams.
Powered by the latest Android 4.4 Kitkat operating system, the device sports 2GB of RAM, 1.3GHz quad core processor, 13-megapixel rear camera, 8-megapixel front camera and built-in storage of 4GB (expandable up to 32GB via microSD card).
“The team at Snapdeal has supported us seamlessly, they have helped us from the initial stages, reaching out to the consumers, marketing our product and distribution and logistics services. Also the partnership makes it easy for us to solely focus on innovation,” Alpha Tech co-founder Kunj an Chauhan said.
The ‘Click Pro Oculus’ Wi-Fi Sports Cam helps one capture high-action videos and pictures seamlessly for activities like snowboarding, sky diving, para-gliding, bungee jumping and river rafting. If you’re into professional sports photography or sports reporting, however, investing in a professional camera or an endzone camera is worth considering. Smartphone sports camera is good for youtubers or starters but when you taking strides in professional arena, you need to be prepared to compete with the best.
With a 12-megapixel CMOS Sensor, the device has a 1.5-inch LCD screen and offers an image resolution of 12-megapixel, 10-megapixel, 8-megapixel, 5-megapixel and 3-megapixel.
“Snapdeal has the largest user-base among all e-commerce companies in India, which will give us pan-India coverage. It gives us tremendous visibility at a minimal cost,” Click Pro designer Sumit Kumar said.