Celkon Mobiles, the Hyderabad-based handset maker, is once again making headlines. The domestic handset maker is preparing to launch a new budget smartphone for its consumers, which will become official as "Campus Q405".
Sources close to GizBot revealed that Celkon is set to launch an ultra-cheap smartphone priced at Rs. 3,199 as early as tomorrow. The handset will be made exclusively on ecommerce site Snapdeal.
The Celkon Campus Q405 will mimic similar design like the Samsung Galaxy S5 smartphone with more or less identical rubberized back cover that makes the phone less slippery than the perforated faux leather backing.
Otherwise, the phone's specs are fairly average when compared to its competitors. Hardware-wise, the Celkon Campus Q405 will sport a 4-inch WVGA display, 1.2GHz quad-core processor, 512MB of RAM, 4GB of ROM, a 3.2-megapixel rear-facing camera, a 1.3-megapixel front-facing shooter, a microSD card slot ( up to 32GB, and a 1,500mAh battery inside.The handset arrives running Google's Android 4.4 Kitkat operating system out of the box.
Celkon has found reasonable success in India with its low-end devices. At the same time, the company faces stiff competition from other handset manufacturers such as Micromax that offer similar smartphones in the same price range.