Intex has launched the new Turbo+ 4G feature phone in India a part of the special Navratna series. The 4G feature ph0ne is a first in the series for Intex that comes with 4G VoLTE connectivity. Priced at Rs 1,999, it comes with all the benefits of 4G and HD voice calling feature. The phone will go on sale around the end of the month, though no specific date has been mentioned by Intex yet.
In terms of features, considering the phone is a basic feature phone, it comes with certain restrictions. However, it is one of the initial 4G VoLTE feature phones to be announced in India. The Indian market still continues to rely heavily on feature phones and despite the push for smartphones with 4G connectivity, the adoption is far less. 4G feature phones are considered to be a bridge between the feature phone market and modern 4G smartphones, giving the customers to try some of the 4G features without having to completely move to a smartphone. Apart from the Turbo+4G, the Navratna series by Intex includes eight other 2G feature phones priced between Rs 700 and Rs 1,500. ALSO READ: Reliance JioPhone to Xiaomi Mi Max 2: Top 10 phones launched in July 2017
Intex Turbo+ 4G specifications
The feature phone comes with a 2.4-inch QVGA display. The device is powered by a dual-core chipset coupled with 512MB RAM. The internal storage is 4GB, further expandable to 32GB. The feature phone comes with a 2-megapixel camera on the rear of the device and VGA front camera for selfies. The phone supports video-calling over 4G connectivity. The device comes with a 2,000mAh battery. ALSO READ: Intex Aqua Power IV with 4,000mAh battery launched, priced at Rs 5,499: Specifications, features
Commenting on the launch of the Navratna series, Ms. Ishita Bansal, Product Head – Mobiles, Intex Technologies said, “Commemorating our 71st Independence Day, we wanted to upgrade feature phone users and give them the taste of a smartphone through our first Smart Feature Phone – the Turbo+ 4G. With this, feature phone users will get high voice call quality, a seamless experience of the internet and the power of connecting with the world via a mobile. Being a 20-year-old Indian company, Intex understands the needs and requirements of the consumers especially those residing in smaller towns and the hinterland. We have always strived to improve and empower lives of people through innovative consumer tech products and the Turbo 4G+ feature phone is the latest addition in our list of innovation.”
The phone will directly compete with Reliance JioPhone in the Indian market, which comes with similar specifications and features. However, the JioPhone is priced cheaper, being effectively free at Rs 1,500 deposit for three years. The smart feature phone is aiming to disrupt the feature phone market in the country and post the arrival of JioPhone, there are expected to be multiple other 4G feature phone launches in India. JioPhone will be available around the same time, with bookings starting August 24.