Meanwhile, the domestic handset maker Intex Technologies continues to literally carpet-bomb the India mobile phone market with new offerings.
Recently, the company unveiled its new addition to the Intex Aqua Speed category—Aqua Speed HD smartphone.
The all-new device carries a price tag of Rs 8,999 and comes across as a package of smart designing, tactical pricing and youthful colours all packaged for the youth audience. It weighs only 120 grams with the battery and
is available in four colours—White, Black, Silver and Sea Blue.
Unwrapped, I loved the design of the Aqua Speed HD. It comes across as a sleek and stylish device and has a high-end feel to it. Inside, the phone’s capabilities are top-notch too. It runs Android Kitkat 4.4.2 operating system with a 1.3 GHz quad core processor that will be supported by a 2 GB RAM and 16 GB internal memory. Keeping in mind the craze for pictures today, this smartphone comes with an 8 MP rear and 5 MP front cameras with additional features. Further, this device boasts of a 4.7-inch HD IPS FL display screen with scratch free Dragontail glass that produces a vibrant display for the user.
In the apps department, the Aqua Speed HD boasts of two unique offerings—Sashakt and One Drive. In fact, Intex is probably the first Indian brand to launch Sashakt app in its devices which is enabled for the safety of women. The app aims to act as a tool for the betterment of women. Sashakt operates on the mechanism of a pre-installed emergency number and a message that needs to be sent along with the location of the user on the receiving end. On the other hand, One drive is a cloud store service for Intex users, where they will get free cloud storage of 50 GB free of cost for two years. Users can access their data from their PC as well by logging in from their Microsoft account.
Along with this, the Speed HD comes packed with a lot of interesting features like Smart Awake, Hot Knot, new user interface icons, customised notification bar and Air Shuffle function. All in all, a sophisticated looking smartphone with a good camera to match.
* Display: 4.7 inch HD IPS FL display
* Processor: 1.3 GHz Quad Core processor
* Operating system: Android 4.4.2 Kitkat
* Memory & storage: 2 GB RAM, 16 GB ROM
* Camera: 8 MP rear, 5 MP front camera
* Connectivity: Bluetooth/Wi-Fi/USB
* SIM type: Dual SIM
** Estimated street price: R8,999