Airtel and Intex introduce affordable 4G smartphones starting at Rs. 1649


The Bharti Airtel on Wednesday stated that they have tied-up with the Indian smartphone's manufacturer Intex Technologies to launch a range of affordable 4G smartphones with advanced features. Aqua A4 comes at an effective price of Rs. 1,999 (down payment of Rs. 3,499) while the Aqua S3 is available at an effective price of Rs. 4,379 (down payment of Rs. 5,879).

The Intex Aqua Lions N1 runs Android 7.0 and is powered by a 1400mAh removable battery.

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. We are delighted to launch the all new Aqua LIONS N1 exclusively under the "Mera Pehla Smartphone" initiative to drive the adoption of 4G smartphones.

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. It comes bundled with a Rs. 169 plan from Airtel, which offers data and calling benefits.

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Airtel, which has been actively challenging Reliance Jio in every way, has a new OEM partner to offer customers a budget-friendly means to connect to high speed 4G internet without settling for a feature phone. Airtel is offering the Aqua S3 and Aqua A4 at a MOP of Rs. 5,879 and Rs. 3,499, respectively.

"We are really pleased to see the continued positive response to our "Mera Pehla Smartphone" initiative from customers as well as smartphone manufacturers", Bharti Airtel chief operating officer (India and South Asia) Ajai Puri said.

The Intex Aqua A4 and Aqua S3 comes at an effective price of Rs 1,999 and Rs 4,379 respectively. On the camera front, the Intex Lions N1 bears a 2-megapixel rear and 0.3-megapixel front-facing camera.

Display: 4-inch WVGA screen CPU: 1.3GHz quad-core Spreadtrum SC9832 processor RAM: 1GB ROM: 8GB, expandable Camera: 5MP rear camera + 2MP front snapper Battery: 1,750mAh Software: Android 7.0 Nougat. Prior, Airtel has joined forces with Celkon and Karbonn for launching comparative ease 4G mobiles. It has 8GB of built-in storage, and supports expandable storage up to 64GB via microSD card. It is powered by a quad-core MediaTek processor clocked at 1.1 GHz coupled with 1 GB RAM. It has a 2450 mAh battery plus 8MP primary camera and a 5MP front shooter with flash for taking great pictures. Users can access all apps on Google Play Store, including YouTube, Facebook and WhatsApp on the devices. The smartphones come preloaded with MyAirtel App, Airtel TV and Wynk Music to offer a great self-serve and content experience to customers.