Airtel Partners Intex, Offers Aqua Lions N1 at an Effective Price of Rs. 1,649

Airtel Partners Intex, Offers Aqua Lions N1 at an Effective Price of Rs. 1,649

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Intex Aqua Lions N1 was unveiled on Wednesday alongside the offer
  • Two older Intex smartphones were also brought under Airtel’s offer
  • Airtel previously partnered with Karbonn and Celkon

Airtel has partnered Intex to bring three of the domestic brand’s smartphones under its Mera Pehla Smartphone initiative, which offers cashback to sweeten the purchase and lock customers onto the operator’s network. Thus far, Airtel has partnered with Karbonn and Celkon, with Intex becoming the third manufacturer to join the telco’s initiative. With the announcement on Wednesday, Intex has also launched a new smartphone – Intex Aqua Lions N1- while bringing its previously launched Intex Aqua S3 and Intex Aqua A4 under the offer’s umbrella.

Let’s start with the offer, before coming to the specifications of the newly launched Intex Aqua Lions N1. As before, Airtel subscribers with an eligible Mera Pehla Smartphone will need to make recharges of any denominations but worth Rs. 3,000 in the first 18 months to receive a cashback of Rs. 500, and recharges worth another Rs. 3,000 in the second 18 month period to claim a cashback of Rs. 1,000 – bringing the total cashback to Rs. 1,500. Users can choose to avail the bundled Rs. 169 pack, which for eligible handsets has a 28-day validity, and offers unlimited calling (subject to fair usage policy) apart from 0.5GB high-speed data a day. The refunds will be credited to the user’s Airtel Payments Bank account.

Getting to the ‘effective prices’ of the Intex handsets under the Airtel Mera Pehla Smartphone offer, the telco says the Intex Aqua Lions N1 has an MRP of Rs. 3,799 but will be available at an MOP (something that Airtel is calling a down payment) of Rs. 3,149. When the Rs. 1,500 cashback is subtracted, the Aqua Lions N1’s effective price is said to be Rs. 1,649. In a similar fashion, the Intex Aqua A4 has an MRP of Rs. 4,999, but will be available at an MOP of Rs. 3,499, bring its effective price after cashback to Rs. 1,999. Finally, the Intex Aqua S3 is said to have an MRP of Rs. 6,649, an MOP of Rs. 5,879, and an effective price of Rs. 4,379 after cashbacks.

Getting to the specifications, the Intex A qua A4 was launched back in May, and you can check out its details in our previous coverage. Likewise, the Aqua S3 was launched in June.

As we mentioned, the Intex Aqua Lions N1 is a brand new smartphone running Android 7.0 Nougat, and it supports dual-SIM cards. It sports a 4-inch WVGA (480×800 pixels) display, and is powered by a 1.1GHz MediaTek processor coupled with 1GB of RAM. The smartphone bears a 2-megapixel rear camera and a 0.3-megapixel (VGA) front facing camera. It offers 8GB of inbuilt storage, expandable via microSD card (up to 128GB) with its own dedicated slot. Connectivity options include 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS, 3.5mm headphone jack, and Micro-USB.

A little background on the Airtel Mera Pehla smartphone initiative – the telecom operator launched the programme back in October in response to the Jio Phone that was marketed with a similar ‘effective price’ strategy. The launch was with the Karbonn A40 Indian, and the telco partnered the domestic brand again in November with the Karbonn A1 Indian and Karbonn A41 Power. In between, it also partnered Celkon for its Smart 4G smartphone.

Other telcos to follow the Jio Phone’s effective price model include Vodafone India with the Micromax Bharat-2 Ultra, and BSNL with the Micromax Bharat 1 feature phone. Vodafone late last month unveiled similar offers for the Micromax Bharat 2 Plus, Micromax Bharat 3, Micromax Bharat 4, and the Micromax Canvas 1.

Speaking on the launch, 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.”

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Intex Aqua Lions N1

Intex Aqua Lions N1

  • KEY SPECS
  • NEWS

Display

4.00-inch

Processor

1.1GHz

Front Camera

0.3-megapixel

Resolution

480×800 pixels

RAM

1GB

OS

Android 7.0

Storage

8GB

Rear Camera

2-megapixel

Battery Capacity

1400mAh

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Lava P7+ With 5-Inch Display and Selfie Flash Launched at Rs. 5,649

Lava P7+ With 5-Inch Display and Selfie Flash Launched at Rs. 5,649

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Lava P7+ has 1GB of RAM and 8GB inbuilt storage
  • It sports an 8-megapixel rear camera and a 5-megapixel front camera
  • It is priced at Rs. 5,649

Lava Mobiles has launched the P7+ smartphone in India, priced at Rs. 5,649. It is an upgrade to Lava P7 that was launched in January this year for a price of Rs. 5,499. There is no information known yet of its availability but the company has listed the phone on its official website.

The Lava P7+ smartphone runs on Android 6.0 Marshmallow, a version higher than what its predecessor P7 runs on. The 3G-enabled handset has dual-SIM slots with dual standby.

The P7+ has a 5-inch (720×1280 pixels) HD IPS display, but forgoes the Gorilla Glass protection present on the Lava P7. The P7+ has a 2.5D curved glass display, which is an improvement from the P7’s FWVGA normal display. It is powered by a 1.3GHz quad-core processor with 1GB of RAM. The handset has an 8GB of built-in storage, which is expandable via microSD card (up to 64GB).

Talking about the optics, the smartphone has an 8-megapixel rear camera and a 5-megapixel front camera. Both cameras feature LED flash modules for photography in low-light conditions. Lava P7+ offers a 84-degree wide angle lens on the front-camera that is wide enough to click a ‘Groupfie’ or a selfie with more people in a single frame. The cameras support HD video recording in MP4 format along with other features like HDR, Photo Timer etc.

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The connectivity options in the smartphone, apart from 3G, include GPRS/Edge, Bluetooth 4.0, Wi-Fi, GPS, FM radio, and Micro-USB. The Lava P7+ packs a 2500mAh Li-Po battery. The smartphone measures 143.5×71.8×8.9mm.

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Lava P7+

Lava P7+

DISPLAY

5.00-inch

PROCESSOR

1.3GHz

FRONT CAMERA

5-megapixel

RESOLUTION

720×1280 pixels

RAM

1GB

OS

Android 6.0

STORAGE

8GB

REAR CAMERA

8-megapixel

BATTERY CAPACITY

2500mAh

See full Lava P7+ specifications
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    Rs. 6,200
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