Airtel has today announced the launch of its second affordable 4G smartphone called Celkon Star 4G+. The smartphone is launched under ‘Mera Pehla Smartphone’ initiative in India. It comes with an ‘effective price’ of Rs. 1,249, while the market price of the smartphone is approximately Rs. 2,999. The smartphone will be available for purchase through major retail stores across the country in Gold, Champagne, Dark Blue and Black color options.
Venkatesh Vijayaraghavan, CEO, AP and Telangana, Bharti Airtel said “We are delighted to expand our partnership with Celkon. We view this collaboration as an opportunity to offer customers innovative solutions that combine the experience of India’s best smartphone network with the affordability and flexibility of the mobile platform offered by Celkon. We hope to deliver great value to consumers and help them fulfill their dream of owning a smartphone and enjoying the internet.”
In order to get the Celkon Star 4G+ need to make a down payment of Rs. 2,749 and make 36 continuous monthly recharges of minimum Rs 169 (totalling a minimum of Rs. 3,000 every 18 months). The customer will get a cash refund of Rs 500 after 18 months and another Rs 1,000 after 36 months – bringing the total cashback to Rs. 1,500.
Airtel subscribers also have the flexibility of making recharges of any denomination. However, to avail the cashback, they will be required to make recharges worth Rs. 6,000 over the 36-month period, or more specifically, a minimum of Rs. 3,000 in each of the 18-month periods.
Talking about specifications, the Celkon Star 4G+ runs on Android 6.0 Marshmallow operating system and sports 4” WVGA display. The smartphone is powered by a 1.3GHz quad-core processor. It offers 512MB of RAM and 4GB of internal storage which can be further expanded up to 32GB via micro SD card slot.
For Photography, the Celkon Star 4G+ sports a 3.2MP rear and 2MP front-facing camera. The smartphone is fueled by a 1800mAh battery. Connectivity options include Dual-SIM support, 4G VoLTE, Bluetooth, WiFi, FM Radio, 3.5mm jack, GPS/AGPS and micro USB port.
The Celkon Star 4G+ comes with pre-installed apps including My Airtel, Airtel TV, and Wynk Music as well. After sales support for the device will be provided by Celkon through their service network.
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