Thursday, 14 December, 2017

Airtel launches Intex Aqua Lions N1 under its 'Mera Pehla Smartphone' series

Airtel continues to launch Reliance Jio Phone rivals Airtel continues to launch Reliance Jio Phone rivals
Velma Reese | 07 December, 2017, 13:53

Airtel has partnered with Intex to roll out affordable 4G smartphones in India. On the other hand, the newly launched Aqua Lions N1, Aqua A4 and Aqua S3 4G which are the result of Airtel, Intex partnership comes at an effective price of Rs 1,649, 1,999 and 4,379 respectively.

Earlier, Airtel has partnered with Celkon and Karbonn for launching similar low-priced 4G phones. The list of handsets consists of Intex Aqua LIONS N1, Intex Aqua A4 and Intex Aqua S3.

Both Intex and Airtel added three new Intex smartphones to the Airtel Mera Pehla Smartphone portfolio. On the camera front, the Intex phone comes with 2-megapixel rear camera, while on the front the device boasts a VGA camera. The Rs 169 plan from Airtel offers 500MB of data per day, unlimited voice calls for 28 days. The smartphone has 8GB built-in storage, expandable up to 128GB via a microSD card.

The Intex Aqua S3, the most advanced phone in this range, is available an effective price of Rs 4379 (compared to market price of Rs 6649).

Speaking on the collaboration with Airtel, Nidhi Markanday, Director, Intex Technologies, said, "For Intex, consumers come first and we look at the benefits they get from our partnerships and offerings".

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Before we move on to comparing the two phones - Intex Aqua Lions N1 and JioPhone - one thing that is worth noting is that the Intex phone is a 4G smartphone - however, the JioPhone is a 4G feature phone, though a smart one.

Users need to make a down payment of Rs3,149 and get a Rs1,500 cashback from Airtel, subject to terms and conditions, which brings the effective cost of the smartphone down to Rs 1,649. Lastly, the Aqua S3 gets a bigger 5-inch full HD IPS display, and is fuelled by a 1.3GHz quad-core processor, coupled with 2GB of RAM.

If the customers do not want to recharge with Rs. 169 plan, they have the flexibility of doing recharges of any denomination. The rear camera is 8MP, while theere's a 5MP front shooter with flash.

All devices are Android powered and offer full access to all apps on Google Play Store, including YouTube, Facebook and WhatsApp.

Shares of BHARTI AIRTEL LTD. was last trading in BSE at Rs.483.95 as compared to the previous close of Rs. 490.5. However, the customer has to a recharge worth a minimum of Rs 3,000 for the first 18 months to claim the first refund instalment of Rs 500 and another Rs 3,000 over the next 18 months to claim the Rs 1,000 refund amount. All the three smartphones run Android 7.0 Nougat and comes preloaded with apps such as MyAirtel App, Airtel TV, Wynk Music.

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