A couple of months back, we learnt about the Celkon Campus A35K, a $50 smartphone that runs Android KitKat. It was pretty surprising to see a smartphone as affordable as the Campus A35K running Android KitKat, but apparently there was more to come.
Intex today launched the Aqua T2 that’s even cheaper, and runs KitKat also. It costs just 2,699 INR or roughly US$44, to make for one of the cheapest Android KitKat phones around. It would be natural for a phone this affordable to have a specs sheet that’s hardly inspiring; in other words, it is pretty entry-level.
- 3.5-inch 320 x 480p display
- 1.3GHz dual-core CPU
- 256MB RAM
- 512MB on-board storage
- 2 mega-pixel rear camera
- VGA front camera
- 1200mAh battery
- Android v4.4 KitKat
It’s certainly not going to give you the most fluid experience, but for less than half the cost of Android One smartphones, the Intex Aqua T2 is one meant for first-time smartphone buyers who don’t wish to spend too much.
It features a MediaTek chipset as you would expect, something that a lot of entry-level to mid-range phones have been doing in the recent past, including all of the three Android One phones. Availability of the Intex Aqua T2 is limited only to India, where the phone will sell via Flipkart.