Indian handset maker Celkon has launched its first and cheapest Android 4.4 Kitat smartphone named Campus A35K at INR 2,999. The smartphone will be available on online marketplace Snapdeal.com.
Earlier, Celkon had launched another affordable smartphone, Campus A125 at INR 6,299. The newly launched smartphone will come with dual-SIM slot, powered by a 1GHz processor with 256MB of RAM, 3.2-megapixel rear camera with LED flash, having 0.3 megapixel front-facing camera, 512MB of inbuilt storage, expandable up to 32 GB and a 3.5-inch display.
Its connectivity options includes Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, microUSB, and A-GPS connectivity, along with 3G. The device is running the latest version of Google’s mobile operating system.
Times of India says: While the market is flooded with devices based on the previous generation of Android OS, handset makers are now focusing on launching devices based on the latest release.
Handsets like LG’s Nexus 5, Moto X, Moto G, Karbonn Titanium Hexa and Lava Iris X1 are based on Kitkat. Another homegrown firm Intex has also announced that it will launch an Android-powered device priced under Rs 10,000.
Tech First Post says: With the launch of low-cost KitKat phones, the Android device market has plenty of options running the latest version of the OS. Our pick of the lot remains the Moto E, which has shown great flexibility in user experience, and also managed to deliver a smooth Android experience, despite the low price. It remains to be seen whether the likes of Celkon can compete with the Moto E, though this particular phone doesn’t seem to have much going for it.
NDTV Gadgets says: It is powered by a 1400mAh battery and will be available in Blue and White colour variants. The Campus A35K measures 119x63x10.7mm and weighs 102 grams.
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