Celkon’s First Windows Phone 8.1 Smartphone Launched in India at a Great Price
The mobile market is witnessing a boom in India, with more and more OEMs joining the dizzying race. While the biggest rise is witnessed in the low-end of the Android market, Microsoft’s Windows Phone is also getting some users.
Celkon Mobiles, an India manufacturing company based in Hyderabad, has announced their first Windows Phone smartphone – the Celkon Win 400. The handset is price at just Rs. 4,999, which is a price of around $80. This makes it the cheapest Windows Phone 8.1 device currently available for Indian customers.
The smartphone is currently listed in Black color variants only at online retailer Snapdeal. And it seems that the 4,999 INR price is some kind of a deal, as it’s discounted from Rs 6400. However, it needs to be said that no announcements have been made by Celkon regarding the official launch of the smartphone, which is a little weird.
The handset is 10.3mm think and weighs 121 grams. There’s a 1500mAh battery that should deliver up to 5 hours of talk time and up to 200 hours of standby time. Connectivity-wise, the Celkon Win 400 comes with GPRS/ EDGE, 3G, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS and Micro-USB options.
Powering the device is 1.3GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 200 with just 512MB of RAM. We’re wondering how will Windows Phone 8.1 react under such mediocre specs, but, after all, these are on par with the really cheap price that the handset is retailing for.
The smartphone features a 5-megapixel rear camera with LED flash and a 1.3-megapixel front-facing one. There’s just 4GB of inbuilt storage which is further expandable via microSD card up to 32GB. I think Celkon could’ve partnered with Microsoft here to get at least 5 or 10 GB of free OneDrive storage, which would’ve made the deal feel better.
Microsoft has recently announced the Lumia 535 for the Indian market, which runs on the same operating system. However, it is more expensive and also comes with better specs.