Airtel Partners With Celkon and Launches Celkon Smart 4G Smartphone at an Effective Price of Rs. 1349

Bharti Airtel, at an event in Hyderabad today announced its partnership with the mobile brand, Celkon. The first outcome of this partnership is the Celkon Smart 4G smartphone. This smartphone is part of Airtel’s latest initiative ‘MeraPehla Smartphone,’ under which the operator will collaborate with mobile manufacturers and launches 4G VoLTE smartphones at affordable rates.

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Celkon 4G Smartphone Effective Price Details

The Celkon Smart 4G smartphone comes at an effective price of Rs. 1,349, which is slightly lesser than the Airtel Karbonn A40 Indian smartphone. However, same as the Karbonn A40 India, user have to pay an upfront amount of Rs. 2,849 for the Celkon Smart 4G, and make 36 continuous monthly recharges of Rs. 169.

The customer will get a cash refund of Rs. 500 after 18 months, and another Rs. 1,000 after 36 months, which makes the total amount to Rs. 1,500 and also brings down the device’s price to Rs. 1,349.

Like the Airtel-Karbonn offer, in case the customer thinks that the Rs. 169 plan doesn’t fulfil his requirements, then she/he has the flexibility of recharging another plan of Airtel as per individual requirements. Nevertheless, to get the cash refund, a customer has to make recharges worth Rs. 3,000 before 18 months to claim the refund of Rs. 500 and another Rs. 3,000 over the next 18 months to claim the refund of Rs. 1,000.

The Rs. 169 tariff from Airtel offers 500MB data per day and unlimited voice calls for 28 days.

Furthermore, the ownership of the smartphone will be with the customer, and if he faces any issues with the Celkon Smart 4G smartphone, he can visit the service care of Celkon and get the job done.

Celkon Smart 4G Specifications

There isn’t much to speak about Celkon Smart 4G specifications. The Celkon Smart 4G has a 4-inch FWVGA display and runs Android 6.0 Marshmallow, which is dated in 2017. The device comes preloaded with Airtel digital apps such as My Airtel, Airtel TV, and Wynk Music.

It is powered by a 1.3GHz quad-core processor, coupled with 1GB of RAM and 8GB of internal storage which can be expanded up to 32GB with a microSD card. The device offers dual-SIM support and both the SIM cards are open, which means you can use the device with any network operators.

The Celkon Smart 4G has 4G LTE, VoLTE support, and comes with other connectivity options such as Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS, and micro USB port for data transfer and charging.

Cameras in the Celkon Smart 4G include a 3.2MP rear camera and a 2MP front-facing camera. This entire package is backed by a 1500mAh battery

Celkon Smart 4G Availability

The Celkon Smart 4G is available at all the leading mobile stores. After purchasing the handset, a customer can head over to any Airtel retailer and get the recharge done. As said earlier, after sales services for the device will be provided by Celkon through its service network. Airtel did not state about the VoLTE availability in Hyderabad though.

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[…] That said, both the newly announced smartphones come bundled with a monthly pack of Rs. 169 from Airtel that offers 500MB data per day and unlimited voice calls for 28 days. So far, Airtel has launched two smartphones under the ‘Mera Pehla Smartphone’ scheme- the Karbonn A40 Indian and the Celkon Smart 4G. […]

Arena
October 30, 2017 6:25 pm 6:25 PM
This Celkon phone is horrible decision by Airtel. Jio’s point is keypad like smart featured phone for ever green 2g base…..Jio even did this cheap game with LFY 2999 phones…… Now Airtel doing this cheap smartphone game is point less. Airtel should tie up with big brands and offer Airtel locked phones @half to 3/4 prices of existing retail value….this will help the keep user churn and keep revenues ticking…. Unlike this shit to water down jio, Airtel should remember spending 100-500 crores on locked down Subsidised good hardware could give them guaranteed locked down source of revenues.. this Celkon… Read more »
Nikhil
October 30, 2017 8:20 pm 8:20 PM

One more thing, you talked about Lenovo P3, when it will launch? What about chip? Snapdragon 670isnt launched yet!!!!!

Arena
October 30, 2017 6:11 pm 6:11 PM

Poor Airtel should partner with Xiaomi/Samsung/and other brands….like bringing Redmi note 4 or any to 5999-6999 with a firmware lock such that as long as phone works it should only work with Airtel. They users will have interest and this be a real competition to Jio.
Techy geeks here say they will unlock it, bcz it’s android. But improper unlocking Modem/ Firware can kill the phone permanently. So this lock down Subsidised phones work for Airtel against Jio.

But they does only follow-up game..

Nikhil
October 30, 2017 8:22 pm 8:22 PM

Samsung Galaxy J and A series has been downfall since a year and half due to midrange Champs like RN4/Moto G5 plus/Honor 6X!!!!!

Nikhil
October 30, 2017 8:21 pm 8:21 PM

Airtel and Idea-Vodafone should partner with Honor and Samsung respectively!!!!! Their sales has been not upto the mark due to Oppo/One plus and Xiaomi respectively!!!!!! If they toe up with these respectively, then Xiaomi will never catch up with Samsung again!!!!!

Nikhil
October 30, 2017 8:19 pm 8:19 PM

For so less? Already people have bought it, why they will go for it when Airtel network isn’t that good?

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