Coming out of the Android platform, desi handset manufacturer Celkon has launched its first ever Window 8.1 smartphone in partnership with Windows and Qualcomm. Dubbed as Celkon-Win 400, it is priced at Rs. 4,979 and holds the tag of the cheapest Windows phone by Indian mobile maker.
Celkon is the fourth Indian mobile maker to support Windows, after Micromax, Karbonn and Xolo. As far as the form factor is concerned it carries a decent dimension of 10.3mm thickness and weighs 121 grams.
Celkon Win 400 - Key specifications :
Celkon Win 400 comes with 4-inch WVGA display with 800 x 480 pixels resolution. It comes with Dual SIM slots(GSM+GSM), and it is clocked at 1.2 Ghz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 200(MSM 8212) processor with Adreno 302 GPU. Further, it also sports 5 MP rear camera with LED flash and 1.3 MP front facing camera alongside 3G connectivity. Moreover, Celkon Win 400 has 4GB of internal memory along with 32GB of expandable storage besides 512MB RAM. It is juiced with 1500mAh battery and comes in black and white. With Celkon-Win 400, users can now avail 15GB of free cloud storage on One Drive.
Commenting on the launch, Mr. Y Guru Chairman and MD - Celkon Mobiles, said "We are happy to announce our association with Microsoft and Qualcomm, a new milestone for Celkon. We have many more exciting offerings lined up in the coming year as well which will stand true to our proposition of being innovative and yet, affordable."
Mr. Murali Retineni, Executive Director - Celkon Mobiles said, "We at Celkon believe in products which change the lives of our customers. In continuation of that, we are today pleased to announce the launch of our first Windows-based phone Win 400 which combines the best hardware and a versatile OS to offer a Windows Phone for all."
Commenting on the launch, Mr. Rajiv Ahlawat, Director Mobility, Microsoft India, said, "I congratulate Celkon Mobiles on the launch of their first Windows Phone today - the Celkon Win 400. Our deep engagement with local OEMs is one of the engines of growth for the Windows ecosystem and we are proud of our partnership with Celkon. With Celkon's Win 400, Windows is now available to a whole new group of consumers in India, who are looking for innovation and value."