Airtel now offers three Intex smartphones starting at Rs. 1649

Intex Aqua A4

Intex Aqua A4

All three phones come bundled with a monthly pack of Rs 169 from Airtel.

Under the special deal, Airtel users have to pay Rs 3,149/- upfront for the handset, after which they are mandated to make 36 monthly recharges of Rs 169 each.

However, in order to get the refund of Rs 500 after 18 months, they will need to make minimum recharge of Rs 3000 within 18 months, and then again Rs 3000 worth of recharge in the next 18 months to avail the next Rs 1000 refund.

"Their (Intex's) brand familiarity plus distribution reach will add to our affordable smartphone proposition,"Ajai Puri, chief operating officer (India and South Asia), Bharti Airtel, said".

According to commentators, this comes as Bharti's third tie up with a domestic handset maker under its strategy to encourage 2G subscribers to opt for entry-level 4G smartphones.

Airtel has already launched a slew of smartphones including Karbonn A40 and Celkon Smart 4G under this initiative.

The Intex Aqua A4 is being offered at an effective price of Rs 1,999, against the market price of Rs 4,999.

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The Intex Aqua A4 gets a 4-inch display, Android 7.0 Nougat, a 1.3GHz quad-core processor and a 1,750mAh battery. On the camera front, the Intex phone comes with 2-megapixel rear camera, while on the front the device boasts a VGA camera. The devices are available at an effective price of Rs 1,649, Rs 1,999, and Rs 4,379 respectively. The company will give Rs 1,500 cashback over a period of 36 months. The 4G smartphone is powered by 1.3 GHz quad-core SoC, and has a 5-megapixel camera on the rear and a 2-megapixel camera at the front.

Airtel on Tuesday announced a partnership with Intex to bundle data and calling benefits with select smartphones.

The Intex Aqua A4 comes at an effective price of Rs 1999 (compared to market price of Rs 4999). On the photography front, it gets a 5-megapixel rear camera and a 2-megapixel selfie shooter.

All the three devices are Android-powered and offer full access to all apps on Google Play Store, including YouTube, Facebook, and WhatsApp. "We look forward to working with them towards empowering every Indian with a 4G smartphone".

Before we move on to comparing the two phones - Intex Aqua Lions N1 and JioPhone - one thing that is worth noting is that the Intex phone is a 4G smartphone - however, the JioPhone is a 4G feature phone, though a smart one.

Airtel now offers total seven 4G smartphones under this initiative.

Shares of BHARTI AIRTEL LTD. was last trading in BSE at Rs.483.95 as compared to the previous close of Rs. 490.5. The smartphones come preloaded with MyAirtel App, Airtel TV and Wynk Music to offer a great self-serve and content experience to customers. The net turnover during the day was Rs. 125604341.

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