Published: Wed, October 25, 2017
Research | By Jennifer Evans

Micromax, Vodafone to launch new 4G phone at Rs 999

In order to avail this offer, the customer will have to buy the smartphone at Rs 2,899 and will have to recharge their new or existing Vodafone numbers with a minimum denomination of Rs 150 every month for three years.

So essentially users pay Rs. 2,899 upfront and get a cashback of Rs. 1,900, which comes to Rs. 2,899 - Rs. 1,999 = Rs. 999. After purchasing, users have to insert a Vodafone SIM card to enjoy affordable tariff plan of Rs. 150, whose benefits are yet to be disclosed by Vodafone.

Coming to the Micromax Bharat 2 Ultra Availability, the budget smartphone will be available for purchase at both Vodafone and Micromax stores from the first week of November.The online availability of the smartphone is not known yet. Reliance Jio's effectively free offering of low-priced 4G enabled VoLTE handset has triggered a new form of handset revolution in the Indian telecom industry, and now Vodafone is the latest contender in this new-age telecom war.

This amount will be transferred to the customer's Vodafone M-Pesa wallets, which they can spend on digital transactions like doing recharges, or can simply withdraw it. The chipset is mated to 512MB of RAM and 4GB of internal storage.

The handset runs on Android Marshmallow with 1300 mAh battery and supports full video viewing, social networking and chat apps to give a complete smartphone experience to users. The new phone boasts a 4-inch WVGA screen. "This will help fulfil the aspirations of several million phone users across the country who desire a smartphone but couldn't afford one", Avneesh Khosla, Associate Director - Consumer Business, Vodafone India said.

The 4G VoLTE handset covers other connectivity options such as Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0, and A-GPS. For photography, the Micromax Bharat 2 Ultra features a 2-megapixel rear-facing camera with autofocus and an LED flash module. The device will be on sale in combination with Vodafone's SuperNet 4G connection for INR 999.

Coming to optics, the Bharat 2 Ultra has a 2 megapixel primary camera at the back and a 0.3 megapixel selfie shooter. The device also comes with different camera modes like scene, frame and burst.

Rahul Sharma, co-founder of Micromax, said that the Bharat series is perfectly poised for the acquisition of first-time smartphone users.

Reliance Jio, after revolutionizing the Indian telecom field, went on further to launch an effectively free 4G VoLTE feature phone.

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