Desi smartphone maker Micromax officially took covers off its new Android smartphone – the Micromax Bharat 5.
Commenting on the launch, Shubhodip Pal, Chief Marketing and Chief Commercial Officer, Micromax Informatics, said “Bharat 5 similar to its predecessors will truly drive the next phase of smartphone adoption in the country, as a smartphone with 5000mAh battery is pivotal for a market like India where the tier 3-4 cities still face severe power outage issues.”
It will costs around 5,555 in India, and it will be made available to buy via offline stores in the country. With this price point, it competes with the recently launched Xiaomi Redmi 5A, which apart from the battery offers better specifications. As for launch offers, Micromax says any new or existing Vodafone customer with a 1GB data pack will get an additional 10GB of data per month for 5 months – totalling up to 50GB of additional data.
The dual-SIM Micromax Bharat 5 runs Android Nougat with 5.2-inch HD (720 x 1280 pixels) display. It is powered by a 1.3GHz quad-core processor (unspecified make), coupled with 1GB of DDR3 RAM. The smartphone has a pair of 5-megapixel cameras on board, on the front and back, both featuring LED flash modules. Micromax has put 16GB of inbuilt storage on the Bharat 5, expandable via microSD card (up to 64GB). Connectivity options include 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth v4.0, FM radio, 3.5mm audio jack, and Micro-USB.
The Micromax Bharat 5 has a 5000mAh battery, which the company claims is rated to deliver up to 2 days of battery life, and a standby time of up to 3 weeks. Micromax also confirmed that they will launch more Bharat branded handsets in the future. Some of the new handsets in the pipeline include the Bharat 5 Pro and the Bharat 5 Plus.