Celkon RahmanIshq AR40 with Android 4.2 launched at Rs. 5,999

Celkon Mobiles has launched its third AR Rahman-themed smartphone, the AR40 for Rs. 5,999, under the RahmanIshq series. The smartphone will be available in physical stores and at online retailers across the country in coming days, as per the company.

The Celkon RahmanIshq AR40 is being promoted as a music smartphone by the company and is targeted to music lovers, much like the AR45 and AR50. The Celkon RahmanIshq AR40 comes with a 4-inch display (unspecified resolution) and is powered by a 1.2GHz dual-core processor. The AR40 runs Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean out of the box and supports FOTA (firmware-over-the-air). The smartphones comes with 512MB of RAM and includes 4GB of inbuilt storage, further expandable up to 32GB with microSD card.

The AR40 sports 3.2-megapixel rear autofocus camera and also houses a VGA front-facing camera. Connectivity features on the device include Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS/ AGPS and 3G. It packs a 1500mAh battery, though no word on talktime and standby time. It is a dual-SIM (GSM+GSM) device with support for dual standby.

The Celkon RahmanIshq AR40, much like the AR50 and AR45, features special ringtones composed by music director AR Rahman.

Commenting on the launch, Y Guru, Chairman and Managing Director, Celkon Mobiles said "We are committed to our promise of extending unparalleled services to millions of consumers across the country. We are proud to share that our customers can enjoy the special tune composed for Celkon RahmanIshq series that will be used extensively for the Celkon smartphones. Affordable innovation is the genesis of RahmanIshq."

Earlier this month, Celkon launched two smartphones, the AR45 and AR50 under RahmanIshq series.

The Celkon RahmanIshq AR45 features 4.5-inch FWVGA (480x854 pixels) display and is powered by a 1.2GHz dual-core Cortex A7 MediaTek processor. The device runs Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean and supports dual-SIM with dual standby.

On the other hand, the Celkon RahmanIshq AR50 comes with 5-inch display (unspecified resolution) and is powered by a dual-core 1.2GHz Cortex A7 processor. The AR50 runs Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean out of the box and supports dual-SIM with dual standby.

Mobiles launched in October 2013

Celkon RahmanIshq AR40 key specifications

  • 4-inch display (unspecified resolution)
  • 1.2GHz dual-core processor
  • Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean
  • Dual-SIM (GSM+GSM)
  • 512MB of RAM
  • 4GB of inbuilt storage, expandable up to 32GB via microSD card
  • 3.2-megapixel rear autofocus camera
  • VGA front-facing camera

Download the Gadgets 360 app for Android and iOS to stay up to date with the latest tech news, product reviews, and exclusive deals on the popular mobiles.





Front Camera







 Android 4.2



Rear Camera


Battery capacity

Ketan Pratap covers daily news and rumours at Gadgets 360. He attended IIMC (Indian Institute of Mass Communication), majoring in English Journalism. Ketan is a More