Celkon seems set to join domestic handset makers such as Karbonn, Micromax, and Xolo with the launch of its first Windows Phone-based smartphone in India, the Win 400.The Celkon Win 400 is now available to purchase from an e-commerce website priced at Rs. 4,999. However, no announcements have been made by Celkon about the official launch of the smartphone, nor is it listed on the company site.
It is a dual-SIM (GSM+GSM) device and the first smartphone in the company's line-up to run Windows Phone 8.1. The Celkon Win 400 features a 4-inch HD (480x800 pixels) IPS display, and is powered by a 1.3GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 200 (MSM8212) alongside 512MB of RAM. It sports a 5-megapixel rear camera with LED flash, while it also houses a 1.3-megapixel front-facing camera. The smartphone includes 4GB of inbuilt storage which is further expandable via microSD card (up to 32GB).
The smartphone is currently listed in Black colour variants only at Snapdeal. The smartphone measures 125.4x65x10.3mm and weighs 121 grams. It packs a 1500mAh battery which is rated to deliver up to 5 hours of talk time and up to 200 hours of standby time. The Celkon Win 400 comes with GPRS/ EDGE, 3G, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS and Micro-USB connectivity options.
Considering the e-commerce site's price tag for the smartphone, the Celkon Win 400 is arguably India's cheapest smartphone with Windows Phone 8.1 - leaving behind Karbonn's Titanium Wind W4 which is retailing in the Indian market at Rs. 5,999.
Micromax had in June launched two budget Windows Phone 8.1 handsets - theCanvas Win W092 and Canvas Win W121, priced at Rs. 6,500 and Rs. 9,500 respectively. While Xolo in September unveiled its first Windows Phone smartphone, the Win Q900s, priced at Rs. 9,999.