Celkon Mobiles has rolled out a quad core handset called the Celkon S1 (look wise resembles the Lava Iris Pro 30) that runs on Android 4.2, comes powered by 1.5GHz quad core processor and carries a price tag of Rs. 14,999. This handset will be available soon.

Design wise the handset looks almost similar to the Lava Iris Pro 30 that was recently launched (check the image below). The Celkon S1 is a dual SIM handset sporting a 5 inch screen (IPS OGS) with resolution of 1920×1080 pixels. This handset runs on the Android 4.2 OS with 1GB RAM and 16GB storage along with micro SD card support.

The S1 is powered by 1.5GHz probably MT6589T turbo chipset with PowerVR SGX 544MP GPU. There is 13MP auto focus camera with dual LED flash placed on the rear and 8MP camera on the front.

Celkon S1 versus the lava Iris Pro 30

Other features are 3G, 2G, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and GPS. The handset weight is around 137 grams that seems pretty good and removable battery is of 2300 mAh capacity. The Celkon S1 will be available for Rs. 14,999. What do you say? does it look like an upgraded Iris Pro 30?

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  1. respected,

    which one is best model as a perforance?

    Lava iris pro30
    celkon s1

    i have no more interest in playing game?

    But net browsing, youtube, ebook downloading,etc.

    Please help me.
    Thanks a lot in advance.

  2. Cant understand why is there no buzz with this phone’s launch. Specs are truly awesome for the price tag with pro 30ish looks. I remember the frenzy when canvas hd was launched and how it got sold out within matter of time. Now this phone is listed on snapdeal for last 3 days for price od 13999/- and yet i dont see any real user reviews.

    Has anyone even booked it. Is it because people are apprehensive of Celkon brand overall.

    Goi bro, please do a favor by getting the unboxing review of this fone asap as there are many more people like me holding off their decision to buy this one or Pro30/ moto g (waiting for 5th).

  3. don’t.. under estimate Celkon. these.. specs@that price is OK not bad… some of our frnds.. don’t compare with karbon.. karbon is.. worst.. I am using Celkon signature HD.. since.. 8 months.. I didn’t face any problem…. it’s a good and far better than other local brands..

  4. Specs looks good and phone looks awesome but I am not happy with pricing. Celkon is not MMX or Karbonn and if they need to capture market then they need to be real cheap.

  5. At this price, don’t expect 2 GB RAM. Remember, it’s not having TouchWiz UI which would consume half of the RAM. Most of the games will just run fine as MediaTek MT6589T is able to handle almost all the games except a few heavy games which would have frame drops while running. Overall, it’s a nice phone if someone isn’t bothered about gaming.

    1. haha chk world’s third largest manufacturer mobile huwaei g700,its price is ~15k,and wid 2gb ram….now wht u wanna say?
      that is far better,getting branded mobile wid 2g ram, @same price

      1. In india ppl dont consider huwaei as a brand.
        one would either buy mmx or karbonn device than huwaei..
        other than ram huwaeii g700 has nothing good in it neither the looks nor the hardware.
        Lôok at that phone has powerful hardware and got elegent look and is under 15k..

      2. Huawei is not a key player in India anytime, they are become more selective and often late when release in India, Not even release update regularly as all china brand do, why should India consider Huawei as “BRAND”?

  6. everything is good.but people are expecting 2GB RAM devices.they must release two variants,one is with 1GB RAM and another one is with 2GB RAM option.

  7. Anything else may be unclear. Among other things, I don’t think 1 gb ram is enough for an FHD screen device even if it has only a 5 inch screen. And, in general, not that many lesser brands have managed to launch a FHD screen device with either a powerful enough graphics package to manage that many pixels or the battery optimization to ensure decent backup. But, by God, this has to be the most stunningly beautiful unbranded smartphone I’ve ever seen – both the twins – Lava Iris Pro and this one!

  8. We (google [official blog]) have just signed an agreement to sell Motorola to Lenovo for $2.91 billion.

  9. Gogi sir some news is coming that lenovo is going to buy motorola in 3billion USD,, between lenovo and google talking is going on…

  10. Gogi sir i think celkon s1 is great compedetor of karbonn s7 titanum,, it has 5inch FHD with 441 ppi…

  11. gionee m2 coming soon wid 5 inch screen,1.3ghz mt 6582 , 1 gb ram ,8mp&2 mp camera ,fhd recording n playback and last but not d least a 4300 mAh mammoth battery at d price of 10990 rs. ..

    1. If news regarding M2 is true then it will challenge MMX,Lava,karbonn to launch the same phone with massive battery.on 4300mah battery can easily last two days on a single recharge.

  12. celkon had a habit of discontinuing good phones pretty quickly.I got celkon A95 in sept-2012 for 4k.At that time,it’s the best phone when compared to mmx & karbonn phones under 4k.It has got 3G,with 256MB RAM & android 2.3 This was discontinued within 6 months 😮

    Now in 2014,for 4-4.5K we get bigger screen,battery,RAM,jelly bean but 3G is still missing..what a change..IMHO this is the main reason why 3G didn’t take off as expected.I don’t why manufacturers are taking off 3G option below 5k range.

  13. Celkon is back in the race…..
    the phn has gr8 look,hardware,display @15k ..
    i wañna buy this…
    Gogiji pls try to get this one…..evry1 is waiting…

  14. Does it have expandable storage…..???? Rest all are very good…….. This should be original iris pro 30, lava was thinking of fooling the people, but celkon one upped them…… 🙂

  15. Wonderful…
    Micromax got a turning point during canvas 2 launch..because of the low price and good specs.
    Now there is a same opportunity for celkon if the price fixed below 13k… definately it will hit.
    What you say Gogi ?

      1. Gogi,

        Any idea y none of the phones are with MT6588 chip set. Its benchmarks are way better than turbo and also supports FHD unlike turbo where most high end games lag.


        1. If its MT6589T I think it will be using that, then you can expect the same performance as seen on MMX Turbo.

          1. Gogi Motorola sold to Lenovo and Samsung says it will come back on customizations and adhere more to Android design guidelines and there is a patent sharing license between Samsung and Google now…..
            So big changes coming…why do you think Google sold Motorola for 2.9bil when it bought it for 13.1bil??The Moto X and Moto G were awesome devices…Do you think Google is going to partner with Samsung for the next Nexus?

  16. Finally, full HD at this price. It’s a sweet deal and looks are killer. Well done, Celkon.

  17. Celkon at last came with a bang…. I am using.. Its last high end signature HD 119q…since 8 months.. i didn’t face any problem.. hope this one.. would make landmark to them.. all the best to Celkon team

  18. That’s actually good
    Pricing is great
    Design is awesome
    For people who don’t play much games

  19. Fhd in such low price.
    Good news.
    Gogi bro i read its only 6.5mm thick.
    Pls confirm it.

  20. bigger version of lava iris pro 30..but better dan canvas turbo wid 441ppi screen n 6.5 mm thickness..

  21. Lol both companies rebranded the same chinese model.
    Do you know which company originally designed this phone??