Indian handset maker Intex has just announced the upcoming availability of two affordable Android smartphones: Aqua Flash and Aqua Trendy.Both smartphones will be available within the next few weeks via major retailers across the country. As for the price, AndroidOS reports that Aqua Flash will cost Rs 9,500 ($175/€130), while the Aqua Trendy will be up for grabs for Rs 4,900 ($90/€65) outright.
Obviously, the better featured of the two is the Aqua Flash, hence the higher price. The smartphone will ship with Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich operating system out of the box.
Intex Aqua Flash will be equipped with a dual-core processor clocked at 1 GHz, an impressive 8-megapixel rear camera with autofocus, LED flash and video recording, as well as a secondary 1.3-megapixel front-facing camera for video calls.
It also comes with a decent 4.3-inch WVGA display that supports 480 x 800 pixels resolution. Last but not least, Intex offers an additional cover and a screen-guard to each customer who purchases an Aqua Flash smartphone.
Next in line there is the Intex Aqua Trendy, which is said to pack a similar 1 GHz dual-core processor and a much smaller 3.5-inch HVGA capacitive touchscreen display.
On the back, the phone sports a 3.2-megapixel photo snapper, while on the front, there’s a secondary 1.3-megapixel camera for video calls.
The bad news is that Intex Aqua Trendy runs Android 2.3 Gingerbread operating system and is likely to remain stuck with this version forever.
It is also worth mentioning that both Intex smartphones offer dual-SIM capability, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity, as well as 3G support.
“We entered the smartphones category in FY 12-13 to cater to the changing needs of our evolved consumers. We received overwhelming response from all quarters which motivated us to continue innovating and bring in new models to the market,” said Sanjay Kumar, general manager – mobile business, Intex Technologies.