Celkon today revealed that it plans to launch its first Windows 8.1 based smartphone in December 2014. This will be a value addition to the domestic manufacturer’s already existing portfolio of devices, mostly scattered under 10,000 INR.

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Official sources don’t confirm much, but rumors claim that this upcoming smartphone will be based on Qualcomm Reference Design and will employ Snapdragon 200 MSM8212 quad core clocked at 1.2 GHz with 1 GB RAM.

The device will be available in black and white color variants and is expected to be priced under 7,000 INR. Celkon WIN 400 is expected to be similar to Micromax Canvas Win W092, in terms of internal hardware.

Windows OS is more resource efficient as compared to Android. Windows OS based smartphones are known to perform better on budget hardware, but things are drastically changing. Android competition is extremely severe and manufactures are now offering good user experience even for as low as 6,000 INR. It remains to be seen how well this will be received.

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