Hyderabad-based smartphone maker Celkon has launched a low-cost KitKat OS handset Campus A35K in India, via online store.
Priced just under ₹3,000, the new Campus A35K is currently the cheapest smartphone in the Indian market to ship with Android KitKat operating system.
The feature-rich Celkon phone sports a 3.5-inch HVGA (320x480p) display and comes packed with 1GHz processor, 256MB RAM, 512MB inbuilt storage (expandable up to 32GB), a 3.2-megapixel main camera, a 0.3-megapixel (VGA) snapper on the front and a 1400 mAh battery.
On the connectivity front, it supports 3G network, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, GPRS/EDGE and houses dual-SIM slots.
As of now, Campus A35K has been exclusively made available at the online store Snapdeal for ₹2,999. The ultra low price tag of Celkon phone is expected to create a fierce price war among local smartphone vendors.
Motorola Moto E had a similar impact last month, when it was released for just ₹6,999. It was then the most affordable KitKat smartphone in India but soon, domestic brands followed suit to flood the market with low cost KitKat phones. And now, with Campus A35K, Celkon has further intensified the competition in the market.
The Indian smartphone market is expected to witness the arrival of a new breed of Mozilla-Firefox OS-based handsets, in the coming months (July & August). To make it competitive with Android OS-based devices, Intex is set to launch Cloud FX with a 2.0-megapixel camera for less than ₹2,000 [for more information, click here].
In related news, Karbonn Mobiles has also released a budget smartphone, A50S, for ₹2,790. It features a 3.5-inch HVGA TFT LCD display, dual-core CPU, 256MB RAM, 512MB inbuilt storage (expandable up to 32GB), a 2.0-megapixel main camera, a VGA camera on front, a 1100 mAh and ships with Android v4.2.2 Jelly Bean OS out-of-the-box. It has been made available exclusively at e-commerce website Flipkart.
Key specifications of Celkon Campus A35K:
|Model||Celkon Campus A35K|
|Display||3.5-inch HVGA (320x480p) screen|
|OS||Android v4.4.2 KitKat|
|Storage capacity||512MB, expandable up to 32GB|
|Camera||Main: 3.2-megapixel cameraFront: VGA (0.3-megapixel) camera|
|Network||2G & 3G|
|Add-ons||Dual-SIM slots, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi (802.11 b/g/n), micro-USB, GPRS/EDGE|
|Dimensions||119.0 x 63.0 x 10.7 mm|
[Image credit: Celkon]