Home-bred consumer electronics firm Intex on Friday (13 February) launched a new handset dubbed as Aqua Star L in India.
Intex Aqua Star L is the India's first indigenous smartphone brand to ship with the latest Android Lollipop 5.0.
[Note: Rival, Xolo is the only domestic brand which has released the Candy flavoured Google mobile OS to 'One' and 'Q610s' which came with KitKat operating system]
Google's new Android v5.0 Lollipop OS comes with completely new design language – 'material design', bringing in interactive user interface, lots of animation graphics, replacement of Dalvik with ART as its default runtime which will bring improvement in performance and battery-life enhancements.
Under the hood, 5.0-inch Intex Aqua Star L houses 1.3GHz MediaTek quad-core SoC (System on Chip), 1GB RAM, 8GB inbuilt memory, 2,000mAh battery, an 8mp camera and a 2mp snapper on the front.
Intex Aqua Star L India price and availability details:
The company has reportedly confirmed that the new Intex Star will be made exclusively available in white and black models on Snapdeal for ₹6,990 from 16 February onwards.
Intex Aqua Star L will be up against the popular Android One series (Micromax Canvas A1, Spice Dream Uno and Karbonn Sparkle V) Motorola Moto E, Asus Zenfone 4 (& 5 series) which are slated to get Lollipop update soon. Other competitors include Lenovo A6000, Huawei Honor Holly, Lumia 435, etc.
Key Specifications of Intex Aqua Star L:
|Model||Intex Aqua Star L|
|Display||5.0-inch FWVGA IPS screen with 854 x 480p resolutions|
|OS||Android 5.0 Lollipop|
|Processor||1.3GHz MediaTek quad-core CPU [Type: MT6582M]|
|Storage Capacity||8GB, expandable up to 32GB|
|Network||2G & 3G|
|Add-ons||Dual-SIM slots, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, A-GPS, micro-USB port, microSD card slot, FM Radio|
|Dimensions||141.0 x 72.9 x 8.0 mm|
[Image credits: Intex Mobile]