Indian smartphone manufacturer Celkon has finally unveiled its first Windows Phone handset. The phone is called Celkon Win 400, and at Rs 4,702 ($75), it is the cheapest Windows Phone handset available in India. While the company is yet to officially make announcements about the phone, its e-commerce partner Snapdeal has started shipping the handset.
As you would expect from a dirt-cheap handset, the Win 400 comes with entry level hardware modules. It packs in a 4-inch display with 480 x 800 screen resolution. Inside the device sits a 1.3-GHz Snapdragon 200 processor coupled with 512MB of RAM, and 4GB of internal memory which can be expanded via microSD card. You’ll seriously need a microSD card, as of the 4GB storage the phone comes with, only 2GB is available to users. On the camera front, the phone packs a 5-megapixel snapper on the back and a 1.3-megapixel shooter upfront. The handset is running on Windows Phone 8.1.
While the phone’s specification may not attract many, the affordable price point should definitely get many more people to try Microsoft’s mobile operating system. With the launch of Win 400, Celkon has become the latest hardware partner for the Windows Phone operating system. Earlier this year, Micromax, the giant phone OEM in India also launched two Windows Phone handsets. Another leading manufacturer, Lava also launched a Windows Phone handset this year.Further reading: Celkon Win 400, India, Microsoft, Windows Phone, Windows Phone 8.1