Micromax, Vodafone launch 4G smartphone: specifications, price and more

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Reports suggest that the effective cost of the device will be Rs 999. Aditya Birla Group's Idea Cellular is also planning to launch a new 4G enabled feature phone in the Indian market pretty soon.

The dual-SIM 4G Micromax Bharat 2 Ultra smartphone will be available across retail stores and Vodafone stores from first week of November. Then the user can opt for an already existing or a new Vodafone pre-paid connections with a monthly recharge plan for INR 150 rupees. Upon putting up with the phone for 18 months, the buyer will get a refund of Rs 900. The domestic handset maker is desperate to take back its place among the top five smartphone makers by the end of the year, and is leaving no stone unturned.

Once they started shipping the devices, many companies came out with their own 4G feature phones in collaboration with indigenous phone manufacturers. In short, the effective price you will be spending is Rs. 999. The software of the handset is Android Marshmallow and there is a 1,300 mAh battery.

In terms of the hardware and specs, the Bharat 2 Ultra is a thorough smartphone, compared to the Jio Phone which is essentially a feature phone. This will help fulfill the aspirations of several million phone users across the country that desire a smartphone but couldn't afford one. Under the hood, the smartphone is powered by a 1.3GHz Speadtrum SC9832 quad-core processor coupled with 512MB of RAM and 4GB of internal storage, which can be further expanded up to 32GB via a microSD card.

Coming to optics, the Bharat 2 Ultra has a 2 megapixel primary camera at the back and a 0.3 megapixel selfie shooter. The gadget accompanies camera modes like scene location, outline mode, and burst shots.

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Connectivity options include dual-SIM, 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth, and Global Positioning System.

The Rs. 150 per month plan provides you with free voice calling and 4G data usage.

"The Bharat-Series, has been aimed for acquisition of the first generation smartphone users. It will also encourage current non users of 4G to upgrade and enjoy a richer user experience with Vodafone SuperNet 4G", Avneesh Khosla, Associate Director - Consumer Business, Vodafone India said.

"This partnership with Vodafone will bring in the next phase of smartphone adoption by helping consumers to upgrade from feature phones to smartphones", said Rahul Sharma, co-founder, Micromax, in a statement.

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