Airtel Partners With Celkon For Their Third 4G Smartphone!

  • Airtel Partners With Celkon For Their Third 4G Smartphone!

Airtel Partners With Celkon For Their Third 4G Smartphone!

The company will refund the amount of Rs 500 at the end of 18 months and remaining Rs 1,000 will be refunded at the end of next 18 months.

Under the Rs. 169 plan, Airtel customers will get 500MB of data per day along with unlimited voice calls, with a validity of 28 days. The first outcome of this partnership is the Celkon Smart 4G smartphone.

The partnership is part of Airtel's "Mera Pehla Smartphone" initiative, under which Airtel plans to collaborate with device manufacturers to bring smartphones at the price of a feature phone.

Telecom service provider Bharti Airtel has joined hands with mobile phone maker Celkon to offer its pre-paid customers 4G smartphone at an effective price of ₹1,349.

The decision of Airtel to partner with Celkon - it has a similar tie up with Karbonn phones - also comes amid growing competition in the wake of the Reliance Jio's foray.

Coming to the phone, the Celkon Smart 4G runs on Android 6.0 Marshmallow, an outdated Android version.

The latest low-priced 4G VoLTE-enabled smartphone from Airtel will be available at an effective price of Rs. 1,349/-.

The Celkon Smart 4G meanwhile comes with a 4-inch display, a 1.3 Ghz processor with 1GB RAM and 8GB of internal storage which is expandable by up to 32GB via micro-SD card. It comes with a 2-megapixel camera on the rear and a 0.3-megapixel camera on the front. Airtel apps such as Wynk Music, Airtel TV and My Airtel app are preloaded in the device.

It has 3.2 MP rear camera with LED flash, 2 MP front camera, 4G VoLTE, WI-FI, Bluetooth 2.1, Global Positioning System and 1500 mAh battery. The smartphone also supports all regional languages including 24 major Indian languages.

Availability - TheCelkon Smart 4G will be available at all the leading mobile stores offline. Connectivity options include: Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and Global Positioning System. Dimension wise, the 4G-enabled handset measures 122 x 64 x 11mm and weighs 119 grams.

Airtel notes that while the Karbonn A40 Indian normally costs Rs 3,499 it will be offering the 4G smartphone effectively at the price of a feature phone by bringing a tariff plan into the mix. Celkon has strong brand affinity and deep distribution in southern Indian markets, and our partnership will enable us to serve a large set of customers with this affordable smartphone proposition.

"Airtel's "Mera Pehla Smartphone" proposition has received an extremely positive response from customers and we look forward to bringing more device partners on-board in the near future", he added.