After initial teasing on Facebook, Intex has officially launched a fascinating Qwerty keypad smartphone, Aqua Qwerty priced at Rs. 4,990. Not everybody likes a touch screen device, perhaps not in the budget price range at least. Intex has combined QWERTY keypad with Android Experience, for those who would desire it.

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The display is 3.5 inches in size and sports only HVGA resolution. The software is Android 4.2.2 jelly bean operating system which will provide you the advantage of vast application ecosystem and all the freedom which comes with it.

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Intex Aqua Qwerty is powered by 1.2 GHz dual core chipset coupled with 512 MB RAM and 4 GB internal storage. Like always, you can expand this by another 32 GB of microSD card secondary storage. The basic imaging hardware with 5 MP shooter at the rear and a VGA camera in the front certainly seems above average in this price range.

The battery capacity powering the internals is rated at 1500 mAh. Connectivity features include 3G, HSPA,EDGE, Bluetooth, WiFi Hotspot, etc.

Commenting on the launch Sanjay Kumar Kalirona, Business Head- Mobile, Intex said “Intex has always been at the forefront in bringing innovative products to its customers. Aqua Qwerty is one such product which offers the convenience of both touch and type features for users who are Qwerty lovers but wish to explore the touch experience at the same time. We have stepped into the qwerty keypad smartphone segment after a lot of market research, and we believe that the Aqua Qwerty will be a vehicle of smartphone adoption in the highly untapped segment of women smartphone users in India,also meeting the needs of professionals who want to send error-free texts, without stressing too much on switching the keypad between signs, symbols, numbers and alphabets

According to Intex market research over one fifth of Indian Smartphone users desire a Qwerty keypad smartphone. Similar approach was earlier unsuccessfully attempted by Samsung and HTC. What is different is that Intex is targeting the budget android price range.

Key Specs

Model Intex Aqua Qwerty
Display 3.5 Inch , HVGA
Processor 1.2 GHz Dual Core
RAM 512 MB
Internal Storage 4 GB, Expandable
OS Android 4.2.2
Camera 5 MP/ VGA
Battery 1500 mAh
Price 4,990 INR
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