The Intex Aqua I-5 has gone official in India and a retail amount has been disclosed for the smartphone which runs on the latest Android platform tagging along a decent offering of specifications. This latest Intex phone is a beefed up version of the 5.0 handset which was announced back in November last year.
The company has taken the same budget-friendly route with the Intex Aqua I-5 that most local manufacturers have been adopting for quite some time now. For starters, the Jelly Bean 4.2 platform runs the show and buyers are likely to receive a near-stock Android experience as no mention has been made pertaining to an exclusive launcher. Nevertheless, the Google Play store is accessible for obtaining alternatives to the default desktop as well as for locating apps and games amongst others.
Some of the main competition the Intex Aqua I-5 will face comprises of the Micromax Canvas 2 Plus, the Andi 4.7G, the Galaxy Grand Quattro and many more. Unlike the 5.0, this smartphone only has 3 capacitive touch buttons, namely back, home and recent apps. While the dimensions and weight are still under wraps, we know that the front panel features a large touchscreen measuring 5 inches wide. And not surprisingly, it proffers qHD resolution.
There are dual SIM slots as well, which we anticipated and powering up the Intex Aqua I-5 is the energy efficient Cortex A7 core which is found in big.Little configurations on high-end smartphones. The AP here employs 4 cores, each running at 1.2GHz, and PowerVR graphics. On the rear, buyers will find a 12MP AF camera with LED flash and BSI sensor, while a 2MP webcam is situated on the front. Where memory is concerned, there’s 1GB of RAM and 4GB ROM along with a microSD card slot for expansion. The 2000mAh battery can deliver up to 5 hours of talktime or around 7 days of standby
The Aqua I-5 will be available in India for a price of Rs 11,690 in color options of white and black.
Here’s a quick overview of the specifications:
– Platform: Android 4.2
– Display: 5-inch LCD panel
– Resolution: qHD 960 x 540p
– Processor: 1.2MP quad core AP
– RAM: 1GB
– Storage: 4GB internal, 32GB microSD expandable
– Connectivity: 3G HSPA, Bluetooth 4.0 A2DP, Wi-Fi, GPS
– Battery: 2000mAh