Next in the row for its super affordable 4G VoLTE capable smartphones. India’s top telecom operator Airtel has partnered with Indian mobile vendor Celkon to launch it’s second 4G smartphone under the ‘Mera Pehla Smartphone’ initiative.
The two companies have come together to launch Celkon Smart 4G android smartphone at an effective price of Rs 1,349. It comes bundled with an Airtel 4G monthly pack of Rs 169, which offers unlimited voice calls and daily 4G data benefit.
Airtel – Celkon Cashback offer
First, let’s get into the details of the pricing and cashback offer on Airtel’s Celkon Smart 4G smartphone deal. Just like the Airtel’s Karbonn A40 Indian deal, here also you need to make a down payment of Rs 2849 to actually own the device. Then you need to do a minimum monthly recharge of 169 continuously for next 36 months.
More like Reliance Jio’s JioPhone early return policy, Airtel will offer a cash refund of Rs 500 after 18 months. There is an another Rs 1000 cash refund after 36 months, taking the total cash refunds to Rs 1500. This calculates to the effective price of Airtel’s Celkon Smart 4G smartphone to Rs 1349. The cashback will be credited to your Airtel Payment Bank account.
You are not restricted to use only the Airtel’s Rs 169 monthly plan. You get the flexibility to recharge with any other mobile plan, of your choice. However, to claim the first Rs 500 cash refund, a total of Rs 3000 worth recharge need to be done within 18 months of mobile purchase. Also, another Rs 3000 worth recharge needs to be done over the next 18 months for the Rs 1000 cash refund.
- Buy Celkon Smart 4G on a down payment of Rs 2849.
- Recharge for Rs 169 per month (or total worth Rs 3,000 within) for 18 months.
- Get cash refund of Rs 500 on your Airtel Payments Bank.
- Continue to recharge for Rs 169 per month (or total worth Rs 3,000 within) for next 18 months.
- Get additional cash refund of Rs 1000 on your Airtel Payments Bank.
- Cumulatively you are purchasing the smartphone of Rs 1349 + you get unlimited voice call and data benefits.
The best part is that you don’t have to return the smartphone to Airtel or Celkon to get the cash refund. You can keep using the mobile with Airtel’s special 4G plan.
The Rs 169 Airtel Mobile Pack
Airtel is bundling a special Rs 169 mobile pack with the Celkon Smart 4G smartphone. Under this pack, you get unlimited local and STD voice calls to any network across India. You also get 500MB of daily 4G/3G/2G data benefits with the plan. The validity of the mobile pack will be 28 days.
Celkon Smart 4G specification
Talking about the hardware specification of Celkon Smart 4G, it’s a low-end android smartphone. The mobile flaunts a 4-inch WVGA display and under the hood, it’s powered by a 1.3Ghz Quadcore cortex A7 processor coupled with 1GB of RAM. The phone runs on a much older Android 6.0 Marshmallow OS out of the box. It comes pre-bundled with Airtel’s mobile apps like MyAirtel, Airtel TV, Wynk Music etc. As the phone supports Google Play store you can freely download any apps like Facebook, WhatsApp to your phone. The phone also comes with support for 24 Indian regional languages.
For storage, Celkon Smart 4G comes with an internal storage capacity of 8GB. You can further expand the storage up to 32GB using microSD card. For photography, you get a 3.2-megapixel rear camera with flashlight support. For taking selfies and video calls, the mobile boasts a 2-megapixel front-facing camera.
Coming to connectivity, the Celkon Smart 4G supports 4G LTE networks in the LTE B3, B5, B40 bands. The mobile also supports 4G VoLTE allowing you to make HD voice and video calls. Other connectivity options include 3G and 2G network support, Wi-Fi 802.11 B/G/N, hotspot support and Bluetooth 2.1. Fueling the whole device is a 1500 mAh Li-ion battery. As the mobile supports dual SIM, you can also use it with other telecom operators.