With an aim to capitalize on the growing popularity of VR, Intex launched the Aqua 5.5 VR last year. Today, the company has announced the Aqua 5.5 VR+, successor to last year’s model. As the name suggests, the smartphone comes bundled with a free VR headset. Priced at Rs.5,799, it will be sold exclusively online by Flipkart. The handset only comes in a single color – Champagne.
The Aqua 5.5 VR+ features a 5.5-inch display with 720 x 1280 HD display, larger than most other smartphones available in this range. Running under the hood is a MediaTek MT6737V/W 64-bit quad-core processor clocked at 1.25 GHz, with a Mali-T720 GPU. Intex has paired the quad-core processor with 2GB of LPDDR3 RAM and 16GB of internal memory. A dedicated microSD card slot allows users to expand the storage further by up to 64GB.
Moving on to imaging, the Aqua 5.5 VR+ sports an 8MP primary camera with a dual-LED flash and a 5MP selfie camera on the front with an LED flash. Connectivity wise, the smartphone offers support for Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0, GPS with A-GPS, and 4G VoLTE. The battery inside is a 2800mAh unit, which is large enough for a budget Android smartphone. Like most recent Intex Android smartphones, the Aqua 5.5 VR+ runs on Android 7.0 Nougat OS out of the box. In terms of dimensions, the smartphone measures 153 x 77.5 x 10.3mm and weighs in at 176 grams.
With Aqua 5.5 VR+, we have added a valuable product to our portfolio and are working towards creating an industry benchmark in terms of affordable phones with high end features. The product promises to deliver high quality experience and satisfy all users. We are also excited about our partnership with Flipkart for this product and are confident about expanding our online reach with the association, said Ishita Bansal, Product Head (Mobiles) at Intex Technologies.