Bharti Airtel, Indian telecommunications company in collaboration with Intex, an Indian smartphone manufacturer has come up with a range of budget-friendly 4G smartphones. Both companys have introduced three new smartphones, the Intex Aqua Lions N1, Aqua A4 and the Aqua S3. Customers can grab the smartphones by making a down payment of Rs. 3,149, Rs. 3,499 or Rs. 5879 depending on the model they choose. The companies will also offer a cashback of Rs. 1,500 making the effective price of Lions N1, Aqua A4, Aqua S3 at Rs. 1,649, Rs. 1,999 and Rs. 4,379 respectively.
Ajai Puri, Chief Operating Officer (India and South Asia), Bharti Airtel said, “We are really pleased to see the continued positive response to our ‘Mera Pehla Smartphone’ initiative from customers as well as smartphone manufacturers. 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. We look forward to working with them towards empowering every Indian with a 4G smartphone.”
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. 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. The strategic tie-up with Airtel will help Intex offer very affordable smartphones that will accelerate the shift of feature phone users to the smartphone without pinching the pocket.”
In terms of specifications, the Intex Aqua Lions N1 and the Aqua A4 feature a 4-inch WVGA display while the Aqua S3 features a larger 5-inch HD IPS LCD display. The Lions N1 is powered by a 1.1GHz MTK processor whereas the Aqua A4 and the Aqua S3 are powered by a 1.3GHz quad-core processor. The smartphones are backed by a 1,400mAh, 1,750mAh and a 2,450mAh battery respectively. The Aqua Lions N1 and the Aqua A4 come with 1GB of RAM and 8GB of storage while the Aqua S3 packs in 2GB of RAM and 16GB of onboard storage. All these smartphones support expandable storage and run on Android 7.0 Nougat out of the box.