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Indian telecom major, Idea Cellular has released a new budget Android phone Aurus 4 into the Indian market.

Idea Cellular, Chief Marketing Officer, Sashi Shankar said, "The young and savvy youth of India has a huge appetite for content on mobile, but is deterred due to highly priced smartphones in India. Idea is bridging this gap by offering 3G smartphones packed with high-end features at relatively low price. Idea Aurus 4 is the latest addition to our growing portfolio of 3G devices which is enabling a large base of Idea users experience 3G for the first time in India."

Aurus 4 sports 4.5-inch WVGA display with 480x854p resolutions and runs on the Android Jelly Bean OS powered by a dual-core processor with top CPU speed of 1.3GHz.

The new budget phone is priced ₹8,999. It features 512MB RAM, 4GB inbuilt storage, 5.0-megapixel main camera with flash support, 0.3-megapixel front-facing camera for video chat and 1800 mAh battery. Connectivity options include Dual-SIM (GSM+GSM) slots, 3G network support, Bluetooth v4.0 and micro-USB v2.0.

If the buyers are Idea Cellular subscribers, the company is offering attractive pre-paid and post-paid bundles, including additional talk-time and limited free data plans. [For more information, Click Here]

Key specifications of Idea Auras 4:


Idea Auras 4


4.5-inch WVGA display with 480x854p resolutions


Android v4.2 Jelly Bean


1.4GHz dual-core processor



Storage Capacity

4GB (around 2GB available for user), expandable up to 32GB


Main: 5.0-megapixel camera with flash

Front: 0.3-megapixel (VGA) camera




1800 mAh:

Talk time: up to 7.5 hours (2G) & 4 hours (3G);

Standby time: up to 400 hours (2G) & 392 hours (3G);


Dual-SIM, Bluetooth v4.0, micro-USB v2.0, microSD card slot, FM radio