Micromax Launches Affordable Smartphone Bharat 5; Will Compete With Redmi 5A

Micromax eyes sales of 6 million Bharat phones by Mar 2018

Users who recharge their phone with Vodafone prepaid packs are eligible for the cashback of Rs 2,200, said the telecom company in a press release. As teased, the device has been unveiled at an event today.

The Micromax Bharat 5 goes up against the recently launched Xiaomi Redmi 5A. This is the most expensive Bharat phone so far as the Bharat 4 came at around Rs 4,999. The phone's back is also prone to fingerprint smudges and, overall, it feels plasticky and bulky. Let us now check out what the spec sheet of the new Bharat 5 looks like. On the other hand, the Xioami Redmi 5A offers a 13 MP rear camera. The smartphone boasts of a 5.2-inch HD display with a resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels.

At launch, the Micromax Bharat 5 runs Android 7.0 Nougat. The tagline, it says "Witness the Power of 5", which could mean that the smartphone could sport a large battery backup. Memory wise, it packs 1GB RAM and 16GB internal storage which is expandable with a microSD card up to 64GB.

Lastly, Micromax promises 500 hours of standby time for the Bharat 5, which doesn't seem to be a surprising number given that the phone has a beefy 5000mAh battery unit. Coming with a massive massive 5000 mAh battery along with the partnership offer of Vodafone, the smartphone is all set to hit the stores near you.

The low-priced smartphone from Micromax comes in a polycarbonate shell. Both cameras have support of LED Flash. The rear camera is capable of shooting 1080p videos at 30fps.

- The Bharat 5 borrows most of its design cues from the Bharat 4, especially on the front.

The device supports multiple regional languages as well and comes with the 4G VoLTE connectivity. In competitive space, the phones have been launched in, the Redmi 5A takes the lead with its pricing strategy. It stands in fierce competition to rivals such as the Xiaomi Redmi 5A, which too banks customers on its battery power.

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