Bharti Airtel (“Airtel”), telecommunications services provider, and HMD Global announced a partnership to offer affordable 4G smartphone options to customers as part of Airtel’s ‘Mera Pehla Smartphone’ initiative.
Nokia 3 and Nokia 2, 4G smartphones are now available with an attractive cashback offer of Rs 2,000 from Airtel. Both 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.
Firstly, the Nokia 3 comes with a 5-inch display and equipped with 1.3GHz quad-core MediaTek 6737 processor. It has 2GB of RAM and 16GB of internal storage, which is expandable up to 128GB via microSD card. The phone boasts 8MP camera sensors on the front and rear and is powered by 2630mAh battery. The actual MRP of the Nokia 3 is priced at Rs 9,499, which further gets a cashback of Rs 2,000 and comes at an effective price of Rs 7,499.
Secondly, the Nokia 2 comes with a 5-inch display and equipped with 1.3GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 212 processor. It has 1GB of RAM and 8GB of internal storage, which is expandable up to 128GB via microSD card. The phone boasts 8MP camera sensor on the rear and 5MP sensor on the front and is powered by 2630mAh battery. Nokia 2 comes at an effective price of Rs 4,999 after the respective cash benefit.
The cashback benefit of Rs 2,000 will be given to customers in two instalments over 36 months. A customer needs to make Airtel prepaid recharges worth Rs 3,500 within the 18 months to be eligible for the first cashback instalment of Rs 500. Similarly, another set of recharges worth Rs 3,500 over the next 18 months will make the customer eligible for the second instalment of Rs 1,500.
‘Mera Pehla Smartphone’ program was launched by Airtel in October 2017 with the objective of making 4G smartphones more accessible for customers. Airtel has partnered with multiple mobile handset manufacturers to build an ‘open ecosystem’ of affordable 4G smartphones and bring them to market at budget-friendly effective prices.