Wow! A GizBot report has turned out to be authentic. Well, a few days back, there was a report claiming that Intex is planning to launch several smartphones with impressive specs in the sub Rs 10,000 price range. Also, the report suggested that the company will come up with a quad core handset on April 15.
Following the report, a listing on Flipkart shows the Aqua Wonder Quadcore smartphone with a 'Coming Soon' status. Now, as mentioned before, Intex has announced the launch of the handset at a price of Rs 9,990.
Aqua Wonder Quadcore Specs
Lets have a look at the specifications of Aqua Wonder Quadcore below.
Display: Aqua Wonder Quadcore sports a 4.5 inch IPS capacitive touchscreen display with a resolution of 960 x 540 pixels.
Processor: Aqua Wonder Quadcore is powered by a quad core MediaTek MT6589 processor under its hood.
Operating System: The handset runs on Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean OS as the other budget offerings do.
Camera: Aqua Wonder Quadcore comes with an 9MP rear camera with dual LED flash and a 2MP front camera for video calling.
Storage: Aqua Wonder Quadcore has 4GB internal storage, 512MB RAM and a micro SD card slot supporting up to 32GB additional storage.
Connectivity: In terms of connectivity, Aqua Wonder Quadcore is packed with features including Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, A-GPS, 3G and micro USB 2.0.
Battery: Aqua Wonder Quadcore is powered by a 1,800 mAh battery delivering up to 3.5 hours talk time and 3 days of standby.
Intex Aqua Wonder Quadcore comes preloaded with applications including Music player, Video Player, FM Radio, Sound Recorder, Gallery, Email, Gmail, Browser, Flipkart, Facebook, Google Maps, Nimbuzz, Googledocs and Youtube.
As an introductory offer, Intex offers a free pouch and a screen guard with every purchase of the Aqua Wonder Quadcore smartphone.
Price & Availability
Intex has priced the Aqua Wonder Quadcore reasonably at Rs 9,990, making it a budget offering with an impressive spec sheet and freebies.
As Intex has come up with a quad core Jelly Bean smartphone, it is evident that the company is planning to compete with the other big manufacturers, who have already forayed into that category of the market. Some of them include Micromax, Karbonn, Lava and more.
Intex could be competing to steal the likes of Canvas HD priced at Rs 14,499 with the launch of Aqua Wonder Quadcore at Rs 9,990, which is significantly lesser.
To remind of specs, A116 Canvas HD houses a 5 inch HD IPS capacitive touchscreen display with a resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels, 1.2GHz quad core MediaTek MT6589 processor, Android 4.1 Jelly Bean operating system, 8MP rear camera, 2MP front camera for video calling, 4GB internal storage, 1GB RAM, micro SD card slot supporting up to 32GB additional storage, 3G, WiFi, Bluetooth, GPS/A-GPS and a 2,100 mAh battery.
Commenting on the launch of its quad-core phone, Sanjay Kumar Kalirona, GM - Mobile Business, Intex Technologies (I) Ltd. said, "At Intex, we endeavor to bring innovative mobile solutions to mobile users of today. Reaffirming our commitment to quality and pioneering technologies, the newly launched Aqua Wonder quad core smartphone is a step towards empowering consumers in semi-urban towns and cities with cutting edge technology at an affordable price."
Apart from the launch of Aqua Wonder Quadcore, two more smartphones - Aqua Glow and Aqua Active have appeared on official Intex website. As of now, there is no detail about the pricing and availability of the two handsets that have surfaced online.
Specwise, both Aqua Glow and Aqua Active seem to be Gingerbread smartphones with entry level specifications including single core processor and more.