Now coming to the newly launched phone - Intex Aqua Lions N1, this 4G smartphone looks much similar to that of the previously announced phone that Airtel launched in partnership with Karbonn, aka Karbonn A40.
The Intex Aqua Lions N1 from Airtel is available at a down payment of Rs 3,149, while the Aqua A4 and Aqua S3 will be available for an upfront payment of Rs 3,499 and Rs 5,874 respectively. Notably, Airtel Rs 169 plan offers unlimited calling and 0.5GB data per day with a validity of 28 days.
"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. However, Airtel users can get the phone at an effective price of Rs 1,649. The list of handsets consists of Intex Aqua LIONS N1, Intex Aqua A4 and Intex Aqua S3. The phone sports a 2-megapixel rear facing camera along with a VGA front selfie shooter. Airtel is selling the phone at an effective price of Rs 1,999. 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. It is effectively priced at Rs 4,379, compared to the market price of Rs 6,649.
Coming to the costliest of the pack, the Intex Aqua S3 boasts of a bigger 5-inch HD display with 1280 x 720 pixel resolution.
"For Intex, consumers come first and we look at the benefits they get from our partnerships and offerings". The recently Intex Aqua Lions N1 is the cheaper smartphone of the three and comes at an effective price of just Rs 1649. Airtel has launched the new devices under its "Mera Pehla Smartphone" initiative.
If the customers do not want to recharge with Rs. 169 plan, they have the flexibility of doing recharges of any denomination. It has 2GB RAM and an internal storage of 16GB that can be expanded up to 64GB.
However, to claim the cash refund benefit, customers would need recharges worth Rs 3,000 within the first 18 months to claim the first refund (Rs 500) and another Rs 3,000 over the next 18 months for the second refund of Rs 1,000. All the three smartphones run Android 7.0 Nougat and comes preloaded with apps such as MyAirtel App, Airtel TV, Wynk Music. Eligible Airtel subscribers can buy any of these smartphones and get periodic cash backs to lower the cost of the device. Additionally, at GoogleForIndia event, the search giant said that JioPhone will get Google Assistant very soon - with that, JioPhone will become the first ever feature phone to come with Google Assistant.