Micromax has announced a new feature phone in partnership with BSNL. The feature phone comes with 4G VoLTE support. This is the company’s first 4G VoLTE feature phone and is all set to take on Reliance JioPhone. The Bharat-1 4G comes with unlimited calling & unlimited data offer from BSNL at INR 97 per month. The Micromax Bharat-1 comes in Black color, is priced at INR 2,200 and will be available across India starting 20th October. Micromax is promoting this a Desh ka 4G phone.
The Micromax Bharat-1 comes with a 2.4-inch QVGA display, it is powered by a Dual-core Qualcomm 205 processor which is clocked at 1.1GHz and is coupled with Adreno 304 GPU. It comes with 512MB of RAM and 4GB of internal storage with microSD card support. Also, there is a 2MP rear camera and a VGA front-facing camera. It is packed with 2000mAH battery. Other features of the feature phone are Dual SIM, 4G VoLTE, WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.1 LE, GPS, USB 2.0.
Further, this phone can be used on any network, unlike the JioPhone. First SIM slot will hold the 4G SIM and the second slot can hold a 2G/3G SIM. The device comes with support for 22 different languages and comes with entertainment apps for Live TV, Music, Movies, and Videos.
Micromax Bharat-1 Specs
- 2.4-inch (320 x 240 pixels) QVGA display
- 1.1GHz Dual-Core Qualcomm 205 processor, Adreno 304 GPU
- 512 MB RAM
- 4GB internal storage, expandable via a microSD card
- 2MP rear camera
- 0.3MP (VGA) front camera
- 2000mAh battery
- Dual SIM, 4G VoLTE, WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.1 LE, GPS, USB 2.0
Commenting on the announcement, Mr. Rahul Sharma, Co-founder Micromax,
“BSNL is one of the major service providers in the country and has a vast reach and network that spreads across every nook & corner of the country. Both Micromax and BSNL have been working with an aim to bring the next wave of unconnected users on the Internet. We will now take this vision forward with Bharat-1 and create a compelling proposition for the users that is a first in the category.”
Added, Mr. Anupam Srivastava, CMD, BSNL
“We are proud that we are partnering with Micromax, a home-grown player which has been a key player in India’s growth journey and has contributed more than 150 million mobile users and this number is ever increasing. Connecting the last mile– to the Internet and relevant information – is an important part of the strategy for both BSNL and Micromax. We are confident that Bharat-1 will help millions of users experience the data and calling experience like never before.”
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