Shortly after Spice announced that its entry-level Stellar 445 smartphone with Jelly Bean would go on sale this week in India, another native OEM launched its own Android handset, namely Intex.The Intex Aqua Curve Mini will be available in India beginning this week for only Rs 7,290 outright, which is about $120 or €90.
However, unlike Spice’s budget-friendly handset that costs only Rs 5,299 ($90 / €65) off-contract, the Aqua Curve Mini offers much better features, so it’s up to customers to decide what’s best for them.
First of all, Intex Aqua Curve Mini has been confirmed to ship with Android 4.4.2 KitKat operating system out of the box, which puts it in direct competition with Motorola’s Moto E handset, as NDTV Gadgets notes.
“Within one week of the launch of our first Aqua smartphone on KitKat OS, we have introduced another Aqua smartphone with KitKat OS in the market. Available at a very affordable price, Aqua Curve mini is a stylish and chic smartphone equipped with all the advanced features which will surely strike a chord with the new age user,” said Sanjay Kumar Kalirona, business head, Mobiles.
Obviously, the phone offers some of the mandatory features required for the smartphone in order to have a chance to succeed on the Indian market. This means it comes packed with dual-SIM support, microSD card slot for memory expansion (up to 32GB), and FM Radio function.
Although Aqua Curve Mini comes with only 4GB of internal memory, users will be able to further expand storage via microSD card slot, as noted earlier.
It’s also worth mentioning that the mid-range handset sports a more than decent 4.5-inch IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen display that supports 480 x 854 pixels resolution.
On the back, Intex’s Android phone boasts an impressive 8-megapixel photo snapper with autofocus, LED flash, and video recording, while on the front there’s a secondary 2-megapxiel camera for video calls and selfies.
Just like most of the rest of mid-range smartphones available on the Indian market, Intex Aqua Curve Mini is powered by a quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon processor that’s clocked at 1.3GHz and complemented by 1GB of RAM.
When it comes to connectivity, the Aqua Curve Mini has been packed with quite decent options, including 3G, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, micro-USB, and GPS with A-GPS support. Last but not least, the mid-range smartphone is powered by a 1500 mAh battery that hasn’t been rated yet.