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

08 December 2017, 08:06 | Justin Tyler

Intex Aqua LIONS N1. Image Source Airtel

Airtel rolls out Rs 1,649 smartphone with Intex to take on JioPhone

Airtel has launched yet another phone, Intex Aqua Lions N1 under its Mera Pehla Smartphone lineup. The new smartphones are available at an effective price tag of as low as Rs 1,649.

Starting with Intex Lions N1 and Aqua A4, both the devices sport a 4-inch WVGA display and both of them packs a 1GB of RAM and 8GB of internal storage, which can be further expanded up to 138GB via micro SD card slot.

India's largest telecom operator Bharti Airtel has introduced three new smartphones under its "Mera Pehla Smartphone" initiative.

With the Intex Lions N1 users need to make a down payment of Rs 3,149, while for the Aqua A4 and Aqua S3, users need to make a down payment of Rs 3,499 and Rs 5,879. But there's a catch.

You have to recharge monthly with minimum Rs. 169 for 36 months.

These phones come with a Rs 169 bundled plan that offers unlimited calling and 500 MB 4G data per day for 28 days. The Intex Aqua A4 is fuelled by a 1,750mAh li-ion battery which claims to render 6 hours of talk time duration and 250 hours of standby mode.

Coming to the Intex Aqua S3, the smartphone features a 5-inch HD display with a screen resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels.

The Intex Aqua A4 comes at an effective price of Rs 1,999, compared to the market price of Rs 4,999).

As for the specs of these new phones, here's everything the Intex phones have to offer.

However, keeping in mind the end goal to get the discount of Rs 500 following 18 months, they should influence least to recharge of Rs 3000 within 18 months, and after that again Rs 3000 worth of recharge in the following 18 months to benefit the following Rs 1000 discount. The Aqua S3 gets the biggest battery among the lot, which is a 2450 mAh pack. It comes with a 5MP primary camera on the rear and a 2MP front shooter. The smartphone has a 4-inch WVGA display, 1.3GHz quad-core processor, 1750mAh battery, Android Nougat OS, 1GB of RAM, 8GB of internal storage that can be expanded up to 64GB.

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

All the three devices are Android-powered and offer full access to all apps on Google Play Store, including YouTube, Facebook, and WhatsApp. 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. All the three smartphones also come preloaded with the MyAirtel App, Airtel TV, and Wynk Music to offer a great self-serve and content experience to customers.

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