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Airtel offers cashback on select Intex 4G smartphones to counter Vodafone

Airtel offers cashback on select Intex 4G smartphones to counter Vodafone

After partnering with Karbonn and Celkon, Airtel today announced its partnership with another Indian brand Intex and made three Intex smartphones-Aqua Lions N1, Aqua A4, and Aqua S3 available at effective prices. Aqua A4 comes at an effective price of Rs. 1,999 (down payment of Rs. 3,499) while the Aqua S3 is available at an effective price of Rs. 4,379 (down payment of Rs. 5,879).

Then comes the offer: After 18 months, the user will get Rs 500/- cashback, followed by a cashback of Rs 1000/- after 36 months.

Running through the spec sheet of the phones, the Intex Aqua Lions N1 sports a 4-inch display with 480 x 800 pixel resolution.

Interestingly, Airtel bundles a cashback scheme on these smartphones similar to Vodafone-Micromax partnership. As far as the cameras are concerned, the Intex Aqua Lions N1 packs a 2-megapixel primary camera on the rear and a 0.3-megapixel front shooter for selfies. Airtel is selling the phone at an effective price of Rs 1,999. The smartphone has 8GB built-in storage, expandable up to 128GB via a microSD card. This way, the user will get total cashback of Rs 1,500/-, bringing down the cost of the phone to Rs 1,649/-, which is the effective price of the handset. Airtel is offering the Aqua S3 and Aqua A4 at a MOP of Rs. 5,879 and Rs. 3,499, respectively.

"For Intex, consumers come first and we look at the benefits they get from our partnerships and offerings".

Intex Aqua Lions N1

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.

Coming to Intex's Aqua Lions N1 first, you'll need to make a down payment of Rs 3,149 while purchasing the smartphone. It has 2GB RAM and an internal storage of 16GB that can be expanded up to 64GB.

In case the customer does not wish to opt for the Rs 169 bundled plan, she/he has the flexibility of doing recharges of any denomination and validity as per individual requirements. The rear camera is 8MP, while theere's a 5MP front shooter with flash.

This isn't the first time that Airtel has partnered with a smartphone maker to unveil a 4G smartphone.

All devices are Android powered and offer access to all apps on Google Play Store, including YouTube, Facebook and WhatsApp. All the three smartphones also come preloaded with the MyAirtel App, Airtel TV, and Wynk Music to offer a great self-serve and content experience to customers. It's worth noting that in order to get the full Rs 1,500 refund, the users will have to make a minimum recharge of Rs 6,000.

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