Karbonn Mobiles Pvt Ltd is a telecommunications company in India that was founded in March 2009. It is a joint venture mobile manufacturing company.
Karbonn has a presence in countries such as Bangladesh, Nepal, Sri Lanka and in the Middle East and Europe as well.
The company struck a deal with Eros International Media Ltd., the makers of Rajinikanth starrer film Kochadaiyaan (2013) that will involve five lakh Kochadaiyaan merchandise with screen savers and images from the film along with the trailer, behind the scenes shots, signature tune of the film and lead actor's signature on back cover of phones. Products with these additions will be available in the market in 2012.
Karbonn tied up with online digital entertainment service provider Hungama.Com and have an app preinstalled.
In October 2012, Karbonn announced the launch of their brand extension 'Karbonn Smart'. The range includes a smart tab and smartphones based on Android operating system.In February 2014, Microsoft announced Karbonn as a hardware partner of Windows Phone operating system.
Karbonn Sparkle V is one of the initial Android One phones manufactured by Karbonn Mobiles in cooperation with Google Inc.
In 2014, Karbonn was listed 77th among 1200 of India's most trusted brands according to the Brand Trust Report 2014, a study conducted by Trust Research Advisory, a brand analytics company. Karbonn is the first Android One phone to be sold in UK. The company entered the UK market through Amazon.UK.