Airtel and Motorola partner to offer 4G smartphones at effective starting price of Rs. 3999


Moto C

After partnering with Intex, Karbonn and HMD Global, Airtel has partnered with Lenovo / Motorola to offer affordable 4G smartphone options to customers as part of Airtel’s ‘Mera Pehla Smartphone’ initiative. Under this partnership Moto C, Moto E4 and Lenovo K8 Note 4G smartphones are now available with cashback of Rs. 2000 from Airtel.

These 4G smartphones will come bundled with a special Airtel recharge pack of Rs. 169 offering 1GB 4G data per day and unlimited calling – Local and STD.

You need to pay upfront amount of Rs. 5,999, Rs. 8,499 and Rs. 12,999 for the Moto C, Moto E4 and Lenovo K8 Note, respectively and do 36 continuous monthly recharges worth Rs. 3500. You will get a cash refund of Rs 500 after 18 months and another Rs. 1500 after 36 months, taking the total cash benefit to Rs. 2000.

Moto C specifications

  • 5-inch (854 x 480 pixels) FWVGA display
  • 1.1GHz quad-core MediaTek MT6737M 64-bit processor with Mali-T720 GPU
  • 1GB RAM, 16GB internal memory, expandable memory up to 32GB with microSD
  • Dual micro SIMs
  • Android 7.0 (Nougat)
  • 5MP auto focus rear camera with LED Flash, 1.4 microns, 74° lens, 720p video recording
  • 2MP front-facing camera with LED flash, 1.0 microns, 63° lens
  • 3.5mm audio jack, FM Radio
  • Dimensions:  145.5 x 73.6 mm x 9 mm; Weight: 154 g
  • 4G VoLTE, WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.2, GPS
  • 2350mAh (typical) / 2350 mAh (minimum) removable battery

Moto E4 specifications

  • 5-inch (1280 x 720 pixels) HD 2.5D curved glass Full lamination display with 70% NTSC color gamut
  • 1.3 GHz Quad-core MediaTek MT6737 processor with 650MHz Mali T720 MP1 GPU
  • 2GB RAM, 16GB  internal memory, expandable memory with microSD
  • Dual SIM
  • Android 7.1.1 (Nougat)
  • 8MP auto focus rear camera with LED Flash, f/2.2 aperture, 1.12um pixel size, 71° lens
  • 5MP fixed focus front-facing camera with LED flash, f/2.2 aperture, 1.4 um pixel size,  74° lens
  • 3.5mm audio jack, FM Radio
  • Water-repellent coating
  • Fingerprint sensor
  • Dimensions: 144.5 x 72 x 9.3mm; Weight: 150g
  • 4G VoLTE, WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.1 LE, GPS
  • 2800mAh removable battery with 5W/10W rapid charging

Lenovo K8 Note specifications

  • 5.5-inch (1920 x 1080 pixels) Full HD 2.5D Curved glass display with 450 nits brightness, Corning Gorilla Glass protection
  • Deca-Core MediaTek Helio X23 (2x 2.3GHz Cortex-A72 + 4x 1.85GHz Cortex-A53 + 4x 1.4GHz Cortex-A53) 64-bit processor with Mali T880 MP4 GPU
  • 3GB RAM with 32GB storage, 4GB RAM with 64GB storage, expandable memory up to 128GB with microSD
  • Android 7.1.1 (Nougat)
  • Dual SIM
  • 13MP rear camera with PureCel Plus OV13855 sensor, dual-tone LED Flash, secondary 5MP camera with S5K5E2 sensor
  • 13MP front-facing camera with f/2.0 aperture, wide-angle lens, LED flash
  • Dimensions: 154.5 x 75.9 x 8.5 mm; Weight: 180g
  • Fingerprint sensor
  • Splash Resistant (P2i Nano Coating)
  • 3.5mm audio jack, FM Radio, Dolby Atmos
  • 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 ac (2.4GHz/5GHz), Bluetooth 4.2, GPS, USB OTG
  • 4000mAh built-in battery with Turbo Charging

Commenting on the new partnership, Vani Venkatesh, Chief Marketing Officer, Bharti Airtel said:

We are delighted to collaborate with Motorola under the ‘Mera Pehla Smartphone’ initiative. It marks a major milestone in our journey towards building a large open ecosystem of affordable smartphone options for our valued customers. We look forward to working with Motorola to bring smartphones within the reach of more and more customers.

Sudhin Mathur, Managing Director, Motorola Mobility India and Lenovo MBG India, said:

We are delighted to partner with Airtel in the ‘Mera Pehla Smartphone’ initiative, as it opens a world of limitless possibilities for the consumers. It is a great opportunity for Airtel subscribers to upgrade to 4G and enjoy the meaningful experiences across Motorola & Lenovo smartphones. We are confident that with this partnership, we will be able to empower more users with an enriched mobile experience.

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Author: Srivatsan Sridhar

Srivatsan Sridhar is a Mobile Technology Enthusiast who is passionate about Mobile phones and Mobile apps. He is currently using the Motorola Moto G4 Plus. You can follow him on Twitter @ssrivatsan and on Google+