The headlines claim that the ChampOne C1 smartphone is priced at just Rs. 501 and it is packed with advanced specifications such as 4G LTE and a fingerprint scanner. However, there is a catch. The device is actually priced at Rs. 7,999 and this Rs. 501 price tag is applicable only for the first flash sale that will happen on September 2.
If you are simply lured by the price tag that the ChampOne C1, then you need to understand that there are a few vague things about the company. Take a look at what we feel are vague about ChampOne C1 from below.
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It is clearly stated that the ChampOne C1 will be priced at Rs. 501 only on September 2 and those who pre-register for the first flash sale can only take advantage of this pricing. However, when we tried to pre-register via the official website, it says that there is a technical issue with the payment gateway partner and we can't register for the next 24 hours.
We have been facing the issue to register for a ChampOne C1 from the time the smartphone was launched. It has been more than 24 hours since the website is showing this error message, but there is no clarity on when the 24 hours will come to an end and when it will again start accepting registrations.
The contradictory aspect is that the website claims that there is a payment gateway issue, but it also states that it accepts only cash on delivery payments. Why is there a payment gateway issue when it is having a cash on delivery payment mode? This will definitely make you think.
The ChampOne website leaves us with many curious doubts. The company seems to have a tablet and a watch also in its pipeline, but the very first product, the ChampOne C1 itself doesn't seem to be a reliable one.
The ChampOne C1 is fitted with a 5-inch HD 720p IPS display and it is powered by a 1.3 GHz quad-core MediaTek MT6735 processor paired with 2 GB of RAM. The internal storage capacity is 16 GB and it can be expanded further using a micro SD card. There is an 8 MP rear snapper and a 5 MP selfie shooter. The other goodies on-board include a 2,500 mAh battery, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, dual-SIM support, a fingerprint scanner, 4G LTE, and Android 5.1 Lollipop.