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Micromax, BSNL launch Rs 2,200 Bharat -1 4G feature phone to take on free JioPhone

Domestic grown manufacturer Micromax has joined hands with Bharat Sanchar Nigam constrained (BSNL) to release Bharat 1, a 4G LTE (VoLTE-capable) characteristic smartphone, to tackle RIL's JioPhone. The Bharat 1, that's a 4G LTE (VoLTE-capable) function cellphone much at the strains of the JioPhone, will price customers in India Rs 2,200 and might be to be had for buying from across physical retail stores from October 20. The partnership may also see BSNL imparting subscribers limitless calling and unlimited records provide from BSNL at a nominal fee of Rs 97 in keeping with month.

With the Bharat 1, Micromax (collectively with BSNL) is aiming "at presenting a compelling 4G smartphone choice to India's 500 million plus populace this is nonetheless internet unconnected."






"BSNL is one of the fundamental carrier carriers inside the us of a and has a enormous attain and network that spreads throughout every nook and nook of the country. each Micromax and BSNL had been running with an goal to carry the subsequent wave of unconnected users at the net. we are able to now take this imaginative and prescient forward with Bharat-1 and create a compelling proposition for the customers that is a first within the category," Rahul Sharma, co-founder, Micromax said even as saying the Bharat 1 function cellphone.


In phrases of hardware specs, the 4G LTE (VoLTE-capable) Bharat 1 characteristic telephone comes with a 2.four-inch QVGA show, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 205 SoC (a processor Qualcomm has made in particular for extremely-low cost 4G VoLTE phones) clubbed with 512MB of RAM and 4GB of inner storage. It comes with a 2-megapixel digital camera on the rear and a VGA camera on the front. The twin-SIM Bharat 1 is further sponsored through a 2,000mAh battery.

Micromax is likewise banking on the truth that its Bharat 1 characteristic smartphone helps as many as 22 Indian languages and can be used with other SIM playing cards - other than the bundled BSNL SIM - which means that unlike the JioPhone, the Bharat 1 will not particularly be a service-dependent tool. The 4G function phone will also include a in shape of leisure apps, Micromax has announced, that would subscribers to consume content ranging from live television to music, from movies to films. it's going to come pre-bundled with the Bharat Interface for money (BHIM) app for cashless cellular payments as properly.

"We are proud that we are partnering with Micromax, a home-grown player which has been a key participant in India's growth adventure and has contributed greater than a hundred and fifty million cellular customers and this wide variety is ever increasing. Connecting the ultimate mile - to the internet and relevant records - is an essential part of the strategy for both BSNL and Micromax. we're confident that Bharat-1 will assist millions of users revel in the facts and calling revel in like never earlier than",  Anupam Srivastava, CMD, BSNL stated.

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