Telecom service provider Idea has two smartphones with 3G support in India and they are dubbed Idea Magna and Magna L. These smartphones are priced at Rs 4,999 and Rs 6,250 respectively. Both are Android 4.4 KitKat based handsets with dual SIM functionality and 3G connectivity.
The Idea Magna features a 4 inch display and uses a 1.3 GHz dual-core processor. On the other hand, the Magna L boasts of a 4.5 inch display and is stuffed with a 1.3 GHz quad-core processor. Both the smartphones include a 5 MP primary camera with LED flash for enhanced low light performance and have a VGA front-facing camera for making video calls and clicking selfies. The other details regarding the duo of Idea smartphones remain unknown for now.
The Idea Magna and Magna L are priced at Rs. 4999 and Rs. 6250, respectively as mentioned above and the teleco provides free 16 GB of 3G data worth Rs 3,200 with these smartphones on a recharge of Rs 261. Also, users will receive free 4 GB of 3G data per month for four months and free subscription of Idea TV for four months.
Regarding the launch, Sashi Shankar, Chief Marketing Officer, Idea Cellular said, “3G adoption is greatly dependent on pricing of 3G smartphones and data plans. By bundling 16 GB 3G data with our entire range of smartphones, we have brought down the total cost of owning a smartphone, and 3G connection, by over 50%. With the new range of Magna and Magna L, 2G users can conveniently upgrade to 3G by paying as low as Rs. 4,999 and acquiring a stylish 3G smartphone with 16 GB data.”