The Celkon Millennium Ultra Q500 comes with 2GB RAM and a long name for $163

Indian makers have been giving their Chinese counterparts a serious run for their money. This cat-and-mouse game has gotten even more intense in the last few months, which is when Indian manufacturers really upped their game to match levels set by the Chinese.

Celkon is one such Indian OEM that’s been rising through the ranks through the last few months. The company today announced the Millennium Ultra Q500, a smartphone that’s made to battle out the ASUS Zenfone’s rise in the Indian market. The Zenfone 5 came a few weeks back, and has taken the market by storm since, with its surprisingly high VFM ratio

While Celkon hasn’t revealed complete specifications of the Millennium Ultra Q500, we know for certain that the phone will come with a 5-inch HD display, a quad-core processor (presumably the MT6582), 2GB of RAM, 16GB on-board storage, expandable via microSD and Android KitKat.

All this makes for quite a budget phone. A 9,999 INR ($163) price tag makes it even better, head-to-head with the ASUS Zenfone 5!

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