Homegrown smartphone brand, Intex has launched its first 4G VoLTE enabled feature phone, namely, Intex Turbo+ 4G. Alongside the Turbo+ 4G, the company also unveiled eight 2G feature phones, as part of its all new Navratna series. All these phones are pricing between Rs. 7,00 to Rs. 1,500.
The Intex Turbo+ 4G comes right after Reliance Jio announcing JioPhone, which will be up for sale from early September. At the moment, RJIL (Reliance Jio Infocomm) is taking interest from the customers who’re looking to get the JioPhone. The Turbo+ 4G from Intex has almost similar specifications of the Reliance JioPhone.
The Turbo+ 4G comes with a 2.4-inch QVGA display, same as the JioPhone, and even it comes laden with the all-new KaiOS operating system. And yes, several reports claim that the KaiOS powered JioPhone has support for a dedicated app store. So, the Turbo+ 4G might get the app store as well.
This feature phone is powered by a dual-core chipset, coupled with 512MB of RAM and 4GB of onboard storage. That said, Intex has added for microSD card slot for storage expansion up to 32GB. At the rear of the phone is a 2MP camera, and the phone even has a VGA front-facing camera. This entire package is backed by a 2000mAh battery. The highlight of the phone, however, is the support for 4G LTE & VoLTE. This essentially means that you can use a Reliance Jio 4G SIM card on the phone.
As said earlier, Intex has launched eight more 2G feature phones as part of its Navratna series. The other feature phones cater into ECO, Turbo, and Ultra series. Under the Intex ECO series, the brand has announced three feature phones- Intex ECO 102+, ECO 106+, and ECO Selfie.
All the three Intex ECO feature phones feature 1.8-inch QVGA display and come with a currency check feature. The ECO 102+ has support for 800mAh battery, VGA rear camera, and wireless FM. The ECO 106+, on the other hand, has a larger 1000mAh battery and supports storage expansion via microSD card. Lastly, the Intex ECO Selfie comes with a dual rear camera setup along with an LED flash. The ECO Selfie comes with a larger 1800mAh battery than the other two.
Coming to the Intex Turbo lineup, they all feature a 2.4-inch QVGA display, same as the Turbo+ 4G. There are two feature phones under the Turbo series- the Intex Turbo Shine and Intex Turbo Selfie 18. The Turbo Shine has a 1400mAh battery, and has support for 22 Indian languages, whereas the Turbo Selfie has dual cameras & LED flash support, along with a slightly larger 1800mAh battery.
Lastly, there’s the Intex Ultra lineup, which has two feature phones- Intex Ultra 2400+ and Intex Ultra Selfie. The Ultra 2400+ has a 2.4-inch QVGA display, 2400mAh battery, expandable memory slot, rear camera with LED flash, and stores 2000 contacts. The Ultra Selfie comes with a 2.8-inch screen, 3000mAh battery, and dual camera.
Intex also unveiled Lions G10 feature phone, which has a 2.4-inch display, 1450mAh battery, microSD card slot, rear camera. All these feature phones will be available in black and white colour options.