Celkon launches phone care brand


After emerging as one of the top domestic handset players in the country, Celkon Mobiles now has set its eyes on the exclusive service space.

“We have been offering service through franchise service centres. But then those franchises are also taking care of mobile service to some other players as well. We have decided to establish a chain of exclusive service stores in major cities in the South,” Y Guru, Chairman and Managing Director of the Hyderabad-based mobile player Celkon Mobiles, told Business Line.

The company, which opened its first in the series of stores here, will call the stores Celkon Care. “Besides offering service to our line of phones, we will provide value-added services such as selling anti-virus solutions and phone accessories,” he said.

These stores would also allow the Celkon users to swap their old phones with newer models. They will also get a chance to see the new line up of phones from the company.

“We are going to open seven centres in the next two weeks in Hyderabad. After setting up centres in 23 district headquarters in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana, we will expand to Karnataka, Tamil Nadu and Kerala in the next two months,” he said.

Karnataka will have 15 stores, followed by Tamil Nadu with 10 and Kerala with four. The exclusive stores would also be owned and run by franchises with each of them having a Celkon staffer.

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Celkon Millennium Dazzle Q44 with Android 4.4 KitKat OS unveiled at Rs 6499

The Celkon Millennium Dazzle Q44 has been revealed for India by the Hyderabad-based company as part of its seemingly non-stop bid to infuse the country’s market with affordable Android smartphones. It is yet another smartphone to run the KitKat version of Google’s mobile OS, and it will be seen going on sale at just Rs 6499.

Prime among all the interesting things about the Celkon Millennium Dazzle Q44 is the fact that its maker has partnered with Airtel to deliver free data usage. Its buyers will receive 500MB of 3G data for the first two months on their prepaid numbers.


This offer can be redeemed by sending a simple SMS to the service provider. Like the Millennium Vogue Q455 smartphone, this device too is powered by a quad core processor, but it grabs a clock speed of 1.3GHz. Its display is sized at 4 inches diagonally, and this WVGA IPS panel is accompanied on the front by a 2MP camera.

Also see: Celkon Signature Two A500 Flipkart exclusive unveiled in India at Rs 5999

While its rear surface sports a 5MP snapper, its memory is delivered through 8GB of flash storage and 1GB of RAM. A microSD card slot is also present onboard, supporting up to 64GB of added space. Apart from these features, the phone is fitted with a 1500mAh battery and dual SIM card slots with 3G support.


Here’s a roundup of the Celkon Millennium Dazzle Q44 specs:

– 4-inch WVGA IPS touchscreen
– Android 4.4 KitKat
– 1.3GHz quad core processor
– 1GB RAM, 8GB storage (64GB expandable)
– 5MP rear camera, 2MP front lens
– 1500mAh battery

There’s no word on when exactly the Celkon Millennium Dazzle Q44 will go on sale, but whenever it does, it will be accompanied by a free flip cover.

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Celkon-Airtel tie-up


Celkon Mobiles has tied up with Bharti Airtel to launch Millennium Dazzle Q44 phone. Priced at Rs. 6,449, the phone will come with a free (Airtel) data of 500 mb on 3G for two months.

The dual-sim Android KitKat phone comes with a 1.3 GHz quad core processor and a 1,500 mAh batter, Murali Retineni, Executive Director of Celkon Mobiles, told a press conference after the launch of the new phone, the fourth in the Millennium series.

“We are going to focus on digital marketing to sell our products in the next few months. We are going to host programmes in Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Maharashtra and Chennai with our brand ambassador and film actress Tamanna,” Y Guru, Chairman and Managing Director of the company said.

The company registered a turnover of Rs. 850 crore last year.

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Celkon launches Signature Two A500 KitKat smartphone for Rs 5,999 on Flipkart


Celkon brand ambassador Tammanaah Bhatia unveils new Signature Two A500 in Bangalore.

Celkon Mobiles, one of the leaders in mobile and wireless solutions, on Monday launched the new Celkon Signature Two A500. The latest addition to the popular Signature series will be available exclusively on Flipkart along with a free flip cover worth Rs 499 from August 5.

The 3G/video calling enabled Signature Two A500 comes with a mega 2000mAh battery.

With a 5-inch FWVGA display, the device is powered by a 1.3 GHz dual core processor and runs on the new Android Kitkat OS. The dual SIM phone also features a 5 MP rear camera.



The phone was unveiled by Celkon brand ambassador Tammanaah Bhatia.

Talking about the launch, Murali Retineni, executive director Celkon Mobiles said, “The Signature A500 will certainly be a unique and engaging device for all. We are pleased to have this partnership with Flipkart to enable reaching out to the entire country with this exciting new model.”

Celkon Mobiles had recently introduced the slimmest Indian smartphone Vogue Q455 as part of its new Millennium Series.


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Sania Mirza launches Celkon’s Millennium Vogue Q455 ‘slimmest’ smartphone priced at Rs 7,999


Sania Mirza at the launch of Celkon mobile phone Q455 in Hyderabad on Friday.(PTI)

City-based mobile manufacturer Celkon Mobiles today unveiled ‘Millennium Vogue Q455′ priced at Rs 7,999, saying this is the slimmest smartphone in the country.

The company also stated it is planning to come out with over half a dozen products in the ‘Millennium’ smartphone series in the next fortnight.

Tennis star Sania Mirza launched the ‘Millennium Vogue Q455′ model.

“We aim to sell 1 lakh handsets of this model in one month. Already, we have got 20,000 pre-bookings,” said Celkon Chairman and Managing Director Y Guru at the launch event.

“We are coming up with more products in the Millennium series and plan to launch at least 7 more phones in the next 15 days in the range of Rs 4,500 to Rs 12,000,” he said.

“We have launched the new Millennium Vogue Q455. Despite being the slimmest with 7.9 mm thickness amongst the Indian smartphone brands, it is packed with a 2000mAH battery. The Kit Kat-based Vogue comes with 1.2 GHz Quad Core CORTEX A7 processor,” Guru said.

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Celkon launches new Millennium Series; Kit Kat based Quad Core smartphones

L to R Mr. Murali Retineni, Executive Director, Celkon Mobiles, Mr. KT RamaRao, IT Minister Govt of Telangana, Mr. Y Guru CMD,Celkon Mobiles and Rishabh Arora, Vice President Electronics, Snapdeal

Left to Right Mr. Murali Retineni, Executive Director, Celkon Mobiles, Mr. KT RamaRao, IT Minister Govt of Telangana, Mr. Y Guru CMD,Celkon Mobiles and Rishabh Arora, Vice President Electronics launch Celkon’s Millennium series (file photo)

Mumbai: Celkon Mobiles, on July 15 launched their latest Millennium series smartphones, Millennium Power Q3000 and Millennium Elite Q470. The phones were launched by the IT Minister, Govt. of Telangana Mr. K.T Rama Rao at Taj Deccan, Hyderabad.

Commenting on the launch Mr. Y Guru, Chairman and Managing Director, Celkon Mobiles said, “We believe in constantly challenging ourselves to offer innovative and exciting products to our customers. Currently India is facing a need-gap of slim smartphones with a long battery backup. Customers are facing a challenge to find smartphones with long battery backup.”

Our Millennium Power Q3000 powers 3000 mAh battery, and Celkon claims that it offers a run time of two days. It has a 9.9 mm exterior powered with 1GB Ram and 4GB ROM. It is available at an MRP of Rs 8,999.

Other features of the phone include:

Kit Kat OS, 1.3 GHz Quad core Processor and 5” Display.
The phone is also equipped with 8MP Rear camera with Auto Focus and 1.3 MP front camera,
3G /Video Calling with HD Video Playback
32 GB expandable memory
Sensors – (Gravity, Light and Proximity)
Celkon launched another smartphone, Millennium Elite Q470, also powered by Kit Kat. It has a 16 GB ROM with 1 GB RAM powered by a 1.3GHz Quad Core processor. It is available at an MRP of Rs 11,999.

Other features of the phone include:

Millennium Elite Q470 phone has a 4.7” inch HD, IPS & OGS display
The phone also has 8MP Rear camera with auto focus and flash light,
2MP Front camera, 3G/Video calling with HD Video Recording and Playback.
GPS, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0 A2D, 32GB expandable memory,
Sensors – (Gravity, Light and Proximity)
1800 mAh battery
Both the phones are offered with free flip covers.

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Celkon Mobiles invests in real time cab tracking and booking app TaxiPixi

TaxiPixi, a real time cab tracking and booking mobile application has raised an undisclosed amount of funding from a mobile phone solutions and wireless technologies providing company — Celkon Mobiles.

According to the team, the raised funding will be used for the company’s further expansion plan in India and Malaysia.

TaxiPixi is a smartphone based aggregator for Radio Taxis in India. Launched in May 2013, the app allows users to send taxi booking requests directly to the drivers of multiple Radio Taxi companies including Meru Cabs, Mega Cabs, G Cabs, Air Cab, TaxiForSure, Ola Cabs and many others operators. The app also allows users to track their taxi in real-time.

Currently TaxiPixi is available in 10 cities in India and in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

“The mobile range on offer by Celkon is a perfect combination of fashion and purpose. Our aim will be to leverage their innovative products to build conversations with young consumers as they enjoy experimenting with exciting innovative technology products like Taxipixi which gives great user experience and comfort. With this deal we are adding up 100k users every month through Celkon,” said Kajal Dubey, CEO, TaxiPixi.

Hyderabad based, Celkon Mobiles is a mobile phones handset manufacturing company. The company manufactures a range of mobiles and tablet PCs. “With this investment, we plan to diversity its business and explore new opportunities in mobile application segment”, claimed Pradeep Yerraguntla, Head Digital, Celkon Mobiles.

As a part of the deal, Celkon will now offer pre-installed TaxiPixi app in all its compatible smartphone devices selling acorss India, Srilanka, South Africa and Nepal.

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Celkon S1 with 5-inch full-HD display, Android 4.2 launched at Rs. 14,999


Celkon has launched the S1 smartphone at Rs. 14,999. The Android 4.2 Jelly Bean-based smartphone is now available for the Indian market.
The Celkon S1 smartphone offers dual-SIM (GSM-GSM) support, and features a 5-inch OGS IPS display with a 1080×1920 (FWVGA) pixels resolution. A quad-core processor powers the device, clocked at 1.5GHz (unspecified chipset), along with 1GB of RAM.

The smartphone features a 13-megapixel rear camera with dual LED flash, while there is an 8-megapixel front-facing camera. The Celkon S1 smartphone comes with 16GB inbuilt storage, while there is no word on expandable storage.

The Celkon S1 smartphone supports Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, Micro-USB, GPS, 3.5mm audio jack and 3G connectivity options. It is powered by a 2300mAh battery, and is available in Black colour only. The smartphone weighs 137 grams.

BlackBerry had announced that its cross-platform messaging app, BBM, would now come preinstalled on Android smartphones from domestic brand, Celkon in November last year. Unfortunately, the company does not detail anything about the BBM preinstalled app on the Celkon S1 smartphone.

Earlier, Celkon Mobiles had launched its AR Rahman-themed smartphone, the AR40 at Rs. 5,999, under the RahmanIshq series.

The AR40 runs Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean out of the box and supports FOTA (firmware-over-the-air). The Celkon RahmanIshq AR40 comes with a 4-inch display (unspecified resolution) and is powered by a 1.2GHz dual-core processor. The smartphones comes with 512MB of RAM and includes 4GB of inbuilt storage, further expandable up to 32GB with microSD card.

Celkon had also launched the AR45 and AR50 smartphones under RahmanIshq series last year.

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Celkon C76 feature phone supports 8 Indian languages


New Delhi: Celkon Mobiles has launched a new feature phone called Celkon C76 that comes with support to eight Indian languages including Hindi, Gujarati, Punjabi, Bengali, Tamil, Telugu and Kannada.

The phone is available on online sites and retails stores for Rs 1,899. It is a candy bar phone with an alphanumeric keyboard and a screen on the front side. It is a dual-SIM (GSM+GSM) phone which features a 2.8 inch TFT screen with 240 x 320 pixels resolution.

Using the 3.5mm jack, users can plug-in earphones and listen to FM Radio. The rear camera is 1.3 megapixel one and supports video recording at 1280 x 1024 pixels, but there is not front cam. The memory can be expanded up to 8 GB. Connectivity options include GPRS, EDGE, WLAN, Bluetooth and USB.

The phone has MP3/WAV player inbuilt which allows you to listen to music on-the-go. The Li-Ion 1400 mAh battery provides just about average battery life.

The phone competes against the likes of Maxx MX100 Leader and the Penta Bharat Phone PF300.

Available in three color variants – Chocolate, Silver and Black, Celkon C76 is the new budget phone in India.

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Celkon to roll out more smartphones

Aiming at becoming the second-largest smartphone seller in India, homegrown dual-SIM mobile handset maker, Celkon Impex, is expanding its portfolio with two new smartphone devices across different price points. The company, at present, sells six smartphone models.

According to third-party data, around 50.2 million phones were shipped to India in the first quarter of 2012, of which 47.5 million were feature phones and 2.7 million smartphones. Samsung is currently leading the pack in the smartphones segment, followed by Micromax.

“Our idea is to play across the price points. We will be rolling out two smartphone launches – A22 with a 4.5-inch display and dual-core processor for sub-Rs 9,000, and a smartphone device for sub-Rs 4,000 next month,” Murali Retheneni, executive director of Celkon, told Business Standard.

The Hyderabad-based company, which claims to be the number one mobile devices seller in Andhra Pradesh, and third across the country.

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