Idea Cellular has released its latest 3G Android smartphone, called Aurus 4 in the Indian market today. Priced at INR Rs.8,999, the phone is being considered as the successor of existing Aurus 3 which was launched earlier this year in the country.

Idea Aurus 4

Idea Aurus 4

On the specifications front, the all new Aurus 4 features 4.5-inch capacitive touch screen display with 480 x 854 pixels resolution, and runs on Android 4.2 Jelly Bean platform. It is powered by 1.3 GHz dual-core processor coupled with 512MB RAM and 4GB of internal memory (1.4GB user memory).

In addition, the phone packs 5MP rear camera with LED flash, 0.3-megapixel front-facing camera, 32GB microSD support, 1800 mAh battery, FM radio, dual SIM support with dual standby as well as usual connectivity options such as 3G (HSDPA 21 Mbps; HSUPA ), Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0, and GPS.

“The young and savvy youth of India has a huge appetite for content on mobile, but is deterred due to highly priced smartphones in India. Idea is bridging this gap by offering 3G smartphones packed with high-end features at relatively low price,” Idea Cellular chief marketing officer Sashi Shankar said.

The Idea Aurus 4 is now available for purchase from leading mobile retail stores and Idea outlets across India, and according to company, Aurus 4 users can avail 250 MB and 1.6 GB of 3G data and Idea TV subscription free for the first 3 months by paying INR Rs. 259/INR Rs.261.