Jio Phone Killer? Intex Launches 4G VoLTE Smart Feature Phones starting at Rs. 700/-.
It is the battle of the light-weights for maximum proliferation!
India’s own mobile manufacturer Intex has launched their first 4G Volte Feature Phone, or as they like to call it, a Smart Feature Phone.
The first phone of the Smart Feature Phone Series, known as the Navratna Series, is the Intex Turbo+ 4G. The Navratna series from Intex will include one 4G VoLTE model phone, and other eight 2G models in the price range of Rs. 700/- to Rs. 1500/-.
During the launch of the Intex Navratna series, Ishita Bansal, product head (Mobiles), Intex Technologies said, “Commemorating our 71st Independence Day, we wanted to upgrade the feature phones and give them the taste of a smartphone with our very first Smart Feature Phone, the Turbo+ 4G”.
The new Intex 4G VoLTE Smart Feature Phones will provide high voice call quality and seamless browsing experience.
She added, “Being a 20 year old Indian tech company, Intex understands the requirements and needs of the Indian consumers, especially those residing in smaller towns and the hinterland. Intex has always tried to improve and empower lives through innovative consumer tech products, and Intex’s first Smart Feature Phone, the Turbo+ 4G is the latest addition to our list of innovations.”
Intex Turbo+ 4G Smart Feature Phone Specifications
Being the first Smart Feature Phone from Intex, the Turbo+ 4G will come with a number of interesting features.
- 2.4 inch QVGA display
- 4G VoLTE network
- High quality Voice Calls
- Seamless Internet experience
- 2000mAh battery
- KaiOS dual core processor
- 512MB RAM
- 4GB inbuilt storage
- 2MP rear camera
- VGA Selfie Camera
- Expandable storage up to 32GB via an external memory card
Navratna Series – ECO Models
The ECO models of the Navratna series will come equipped with a 1.8-inch QVGA display. The ECO 102 packs in a 800mAh battery, a wireless FM and a rear camera. The ECO 106 Plus will carry a 1000mAh battery, wireless FM and a memory card slot up to 32GB. Both will have a Phonebook memory of 500 contacts. The ECO Selfie will come with dual cameras (front and rear) plus a flash, and will support 22 Indian regional languages with GPRS and WAP facility for Internet. It will come with an 1800mAh battery, and 1500 contacts phonebook memory.
Navratna Series – Turbo Models
The Turbo models in this series will have a 2.4-inch display. The Turbo Shine will support 22 Indian languages and pack in a 1400mAh battery with wireless FM and memory card slot up to 32GB. The Turbo Selfie 18 will sport a dual camera (rear and front) with flash and will pack in a bigger 1800mAh battery with a 2000 contacts phonebook memory.
Navratna Series – Ultra Models
The Ultra models in this series will include Ultra 2400 Plus and Ultra Selfie. The Ultra 2400 Plus will come with a huge 2400mAh battery, a 2.4 inch display with rear camera and flash, with a Phonebook storage capacity of 2000 contacts and memory card slot expandable upto 64GB. The Ultra Selfie will get a bigger 2.8 inch screen with dual cameras and will pack in a huge 3000mAh battery.
Head-To-Head (Jio 4G VoLTE Feature Phone vs Intex Turbo 4G+ Smart Feature Phone)
Since the Intex Turbo+ 4G will directly face off with the Jio phone, it is necessary for prospective buyers to know the differences, or similarities, between these two to make an informed decision. What do you think? Let us know in the comments below.
|Jio 4G VoLTE Feature Phone||Intex Turbo 4G+ Smart Feature Phone|
|Display||2.4 inch QVGA display||2.4 inch QVGA display|
|Processor||KaiOS processor (will support HTML5-based Firefox OS too)||KaiOS dual core processor|
|Rear Camera||2 Megapixel||4 Megapixel|
|RAM||512 MB||512 MB|
|Battery||2000 mAh||2000 mAh|
|Memory||Expandable memory of up to 128GB via an external memory card||Expandable memory of up to 32GB via an external memory card|
|Connectivity||4G VoLTE Support||4G VoLTE Support|