The Most Affordable Windows Phone Running Device Launches In India
Well, if Microsoft cannot manage bringing out sub Rs 5,000 smartphones with Windows Phone then domestic brands gladly oblige. The decision to give Windows Phone (WP) platform, free of license fee to any device below 8 inches has helped many India-based names to launch affordable WP devices.
Micromax has one, so does Xolo and now Celkon joins the group with its first Win 400 smartphone. The phone is priced at Rs 6400 but get one today for Rs 4,703 via Snapdeal, making the brand to dish out the cheapest WP phone, probably extending to the world also.
The phone sports a 4-inch 800x480p display and runs on Windows Phone 8.1 platform. It packs a quad-core 1.2 GHz Snapdragon 200 processor but paired with just 512 MB RAM. The other aspect you might want to know is storage and internally there 4 GB space, expandable up to 32 GB. There’s a 5 MP rear camera, 1.3 MP front snapper as well and loaded with a 1,500 mAh battery. You get dual-SIM support, 3G, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and even GPS for that matter.
The phone must be making you think, when Celkon can offer the same chipset at a lower price, why can’t Microsoft do to same with Lumia 535
? Granted, there’s more to the latter than one considers but still this is more like the affordable pricing, people expect from brand like Microsoft as well.
We’re not sure whether the Win 400 is anywhere close to the quality of a Lumia device but it’s a start and we hope to get many more affordable offerings like this.