Micromax today launched Bharat-1, the company’s first 4G VoLTE feature phone in partnership with State-owned telecom operator BSNL to take on Reliance Jio’s JioPhone. It also comes with unlimited calling & unlimited data offer from BSNL at Rs. 97 per month, but the phone can be used on any network unlike the JioPhone.
It is powered by Qualcomm 205 Mobile Platform, comes with Dual SIM support so you can also use 2G/3G SIM on second slot. It has support for 22 different languages and comes with entertainment apps for Live TV, Music, Movies and Videos. Micromax is calling it Desh ka 4G phone.
Micromax Bharat-1 specifications
- 2.4-inch (320 x 240 pixels) QVGA display
- 1.1GHz Dual-Core Qualcomm 205 Mobile Platform (MSM8905) with Adreno 304 GPU
- 512 MB RAM, 4GB internal storage, expandable memory up with microSD
- Dual SIM
- 2MP rear camera
- 0.3MP (VGA) front camera
- 4G VoLTE, WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.1 LE, GPS, USB 2.0
- 2000mAh battery
The Micromax Bharat-1 comes in Black color, is priced at Rs. 2200 and will be available across India starting 20th October.
Commenting on the launch, 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.
Anupam Srivastava, CMD, BSNL, said:
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.