Airtel, Intex tie up to launch cheaper 4G smartphones

07 December, 2017, 02:11 | Author: Sammy Rose
  • Airtel, Intex tie up to launch cheaper 4G smartphones

Collaborating with Intex, Airtel is extending the same benefits with Aqua LIONS N1, Aqua A4 and Aqua S3 smartphones.

Price and availability The Intex Aqua Lions N1 can be bought at a down payment of Rs 3,149 and comes bundled with a monthly pack of Rs 169 from Airtel. With the Rs. 1,500 cashback, the effective price of the Aqua S3 drops to Rs. 4,379 and the Aqua A4 costs Rs. 1,999. Intex has brought its already launched Intex Aqua S3 and Intex Aqua A4 under the offer. The telecom operator very recently partnered with another homegrown smartphone maker - Karbonn to launch A1 Indian and the A41 Power for Rs 1,799 and Rs 1,849 - "effectively at the price of a feature phone".

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. People willget a refund of Rs 500 after 18 months, and another Rs 1000 after completion of 36 months. The consumers will get a cash refund of Rs 500 after 18 months and another Rs 1,000 after 36 months. Eligible Airtel subscribers can buy any of these smartphones and get periodic cash backs to lower the cost of the device.

The Intex Aqua A4 comes at an effective price of Rs 1999 (compared to market price of Rs 4999). It has 2MP rear and 0.3MP front VGA camera.

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The Aqua A4 comes with 1GB RAM and an 8GB of internal storage that can be expanded by up to 64GB. It is backed by a 1,400mAh battery.

The phone comes with a 4-inch full-touch WVGA and is powered by a Mediatek chipset paired with 1GB of RAM and 8GB internal storage. It has a 5MP rear camera and a 2MP front shooter. It supports 4G VoLTE calling and includes connectivity features like Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, GPS, and 3.5mm audio jack. It houses a 2450mAh battery and is powered by a 1.3 GHz quad-core Processor with 2GB RAM and 16GB internal storage. It sports an 8MP rear camera and a 5MP selfie camera. Users can access all apps on Google Play Store, including YouTube, Facebook and WhatsApp on the devices. 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. 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.

"For Intex, consumers come first and we look at the benefits they get from our partnerships and offerings".

Airtel is aggressively expanding its partnership with domestic handset manufacturers to launch smartphones under 'Mera Pehla Smartphone' initiative.

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