The new launch of a smartphone from Celkon is called CliQ. Celkon is an Indian mobile phone handset manufacturer and this being positioned as a mid-segment or budget phone.
However, when you go through the specifications, it may not be very inspiring, except for the imaging department.
With regard to the physical aspects and the design, the Celkon CliQ does seem to score some positive points. These include the all metal body and there are physical keys on the side for the power on/off control as well as for volume adjustments.
The proximity and other sensors, the speaker and the front camera are housed on the top band of the screen and the navigation touch buttons are on the front panel below the display screen. There is the micro USB charging is provided on the bottom edge.
The display size of the screen on the Celkon CliQ is five inches and it’s a HD IPS display with the screen resolution at 720x1280p. The screen surface has been given a 2.5 curved glass coating. The processor is described as quad-core, 64-bit Cortex A 53 and a 2 GB RAM and 16GB ROM complete this set of specifications.
The clocking speed of the processor is just 1.3GHz. The storage can be expanded through a microSD card to 128GB. All these leave the phone at some disadvantage in comparison to the other smartphones available in the Indian market.
In addition to this, the Celkon CliQ operates on the Android 6 Marshmallow, when most phones announced in the past month or so have already switched to the Android Nougat version 7. And the battery is also not much to write home about at 2500mAh.
As mentioned, the camera section, however, comes through a lot better. The main rear camera sports a 16MP sensor and enjoys LED flash and autofocus support. The front camera for selfies is of 8MP and both the sensors have identical lenses with f/2.0 aperture. There are other interesting features included in the imaging department and this is the USP Celkon wishes to capitalize on.
The connectivity options are complete with even the 4G VoLTE feature as an added bonus. This has practically become a must-have for any phone introduced in India. All the sensors are also in place.
As has become customary with phones targeted at the Indian market, particularly, there is the provision for typing in 21 Indian languages via the SwiftKey keyboard from Microsoft.
As mentioned, the price at which this phone is being offered is Rs 8, 399. The phone can be bought from both online and offline retail stores.