Indian company Intex has just announced the upcoming availability of its affordable Android smartphone, the Aqua 5.0.As the name suggests, the smartphone will come with a 5.0-inch QVGA capacitive touchscreen display, which seems to be the only strong point of the Intex Aqua 5.0.
Obviously, Android enthusiasts shouldn’t be too excited by Aqua 5.0 unless they prefer affordability over specs sheet. Although the handset comes with a 5.0-inch display, it only supports 480 x 800 pixels resolution.
Customers in India will be able to purchase the Intex Aqua 5.0 for only Rs 9,990 off-contract, which is about $180/€140.
The smartphone will be available via leading retailers across the country in Silver, Black and Blue colors.
Software-wise, the Aqua 5.0 is powered by Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich operating system out of the box, and we don’t expect the phone to receive the latest Jelly Bean update, or at least not anytime soon.
AndroidOS reports the smartphone also comes pre-loaded with several useful apps, including Flipkart, India Rail, Nimbuzz and Skype.
We’re not sure yet if the Intex Aqua 5.0 provides access to Google Play store, so stay tuned for more updates on this one.
In order to sweeten the deal, Intex also bundles a free 4GB microSD memory card in the sales package, along with NQ antivirus application.
When it comes to hardware, Intex Aqua 5.0 is equipped with a decent 1 GHz dual-core processor, which is complemented by 512MB of RAM and 4GB of internal memory. The amount of storage can be further expanded up to 32GB via microSD memory card.
Another important feature of the Intex Aqua 5.0 is dual-SIM capability. In addition, the budget-friendly smartphone packs a 2,000 mAh Li-Ion battery, 3G and Bluetooth connectivity, along with 5-megapixel rear camera and 1.3-megapixel front-facing camera.