Thursday, 14 December, 2017

Airtel partners with Intex to offer affordable 4G smartphones in India

Airtel Intex 4G smartphone mobile Intex Aqua Lions N1 Intex Aqua A4 Intex Aqua S3 Intex Aqua Lions N1 Aqua A4 and Aqua S3 smartphones run Android 7.0 Nougat
Frank Williams | 08 December, 2017, 08:04

Bharti Airtel has partnered with Intex Technologies to unveil a clutch of affordable 4G smartphones, with some effectively under Rs 1,700 to combat Reliance Jio's 4G VoLTE feature phone that comes for a fully refundable deposit.

Customers need to make a down payment of Rs 3149 for the Aqua Lions N1, and Rs 3499 for the Aqua A4, and Rs 5879 for the Aqua S3 smartphone. The Lions N1 and Aqua A4 are backed by a 1,400mAh and 1,750mAh battery respectively. Customers need to make a down payment of Rs. 3,149 for the new 4G smartphone. The partnership is part of Airtel's ongoing initiative to build a portfolio of ultra-affordable smartphones with carrier-bundled data benefits along with discounts in the form of cashbacks.

After 18 months, you will get a refund of Rs. 500 and another Rs. 1,000 after the next 18 months.

Like the previous smartphones under the Mera Pehla Smartphone program, these three Intex smartphones also comes bundled with a monthly pack of Rs 169 from Airtel. Airtel is offering the Aqua S3 and Aqua A4 at a MOP of Rs. 5,879 and Rs. 3,499, respectively.

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"We are really pleased to see the continued positive response to our "Mera Pehla Smartphone" initiative from customers as well as smartphone manufacturers".

The Intex Aqua Lions N1 comes with an MRP of Rs 3,799 but will be made available at an MOP of Rs 3,149. The phone sports a 2-megapixel rear facing camera along with a VGA front selfie shooter. The phone offers 8GB of expandable storage, dual-SIM slots, 4G LTE, VoLTE, 2MP/0.3MP cameras and a 1,400mAh battery. It is powered by a quad-core MediaTek processor clocked at 1.1 GHz coupled with 1 GB RAM. We are delighted to have Intex on board as a partner and their brand familiarity plus distribution reach will add to our affordable smartphone proposition and offer more choice to our customers. The company will give Rs 1,500 cashback over a period of 36 months. Prior, Airtel has joined forces with Celkon and Karbonn for launching comparative ease 4G mobiles.

In case the customer does not wish to opt for the Rs 169 plan, they can recharge as per their requirements.

The smartphone comes with a 5-inch HD IPS display and is powered by 1.3GHz quad processor paired with 2GB of RAM and 16GB of internal storage which can be expanded by up to 64GB via a microSD card. It's worth noting that in order to get the full Rs 1,500 refund, the users will have to make a minimum recharge of Rs 6,000. Users can access all apps on Google Play Store, including YouTube, Facebook and WhatsApp on the devices.

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