There are certain features that are expected only from premium-end smartphones. However, there are certain occasions when smartphone manufacturers surprise the users by implementing these features in budget-end smartphones. In one such case, Intex has launched its Aqua S2 smartphone, which company claims is the cheapest smartphone with fingerprint sensor available in India – it is priced at Rs. 4,490. The smartphone will be available in Champagne, White, and Grey colour variants.
The fingerprint scanner is located at the back of the device in the centre below the camera module. Intex’s 3G smartphone Aqua S2 has been priced at Rs. 4,490 and runs on Android 6.0 Marshmallow out-of-the-box. The smartphone packs a 5-inch display with resolution of 480×584 pixels. The smartphone is powered by a 32-bit quad-core Spreadtrum SC7731C processor coupled with 1GB of RAM. Intex Aqua S2 has an inbuilt storage of 8GB, which is expandable via microSD card (up to 32GB).
In terms of optics, the smartphone has a 5-megapixel rear camera tagged with dual-LED flash and a 5-megapixel front camera with an LED flash for taking selfies. In terms of connectivity, the phone provides options like 3G connectivity, WLAN 802.11b/g/n, Bluetooth 2.1, GPS, FM Radio, and a 3.5mm headphone jack.
Intex Aqua S2 houses a battery capacity of 2450mAh, which is rated to deliver up to 5 hours of talk-time. The smartphone measures 146.4×73.0x9.65mm and weighs 153.8 grams.
Intex Aqua S2
|Release date||October 2016|
|Dimensions (mm)||146.40 x 73.00 x 9.65|
|Battery capacity (mAh)||2450|
|Colours||Champagne, White, and Grey|
|Screen size (inches)||5.00|
|Pixels per inch (PPI)||196|
|Processor make||Spreadtrum SC7731C|
|Expandable storage type||microSD|
|Expandable storage up to (GB)||32|
|Operating System||Android 6.0|
|Wi-Fi standards supported||802.11 b/ g/ n|
|Bluetooth||Yes, v 2.10|
|Number of SIMs||2|
|Ambient light sensor||Yes|