Micromax Bharat 5 comes equipped with a 5.2-inch HD display, having a resolution of 1280x720 pixels. At the core, lies the Quad Core Media Tek processor.
The Digital India initiative by the Indian government aims to provide easy digital connectivity to our cities, urban areas, villages, and gram panchayats, promoting an economy based on knowledge. By 2019, it is expected that the Digital India program will provide 250,000 Indian villages broadband and universal phone connectivity.
Micromax is doing its bit in helping the government to reach this target, through its lineup of affordable phones with good features. The latest to join the bandwagon is Bharat 5, which is a 4G Volte-enabled smartphone priced at Rs.5,555.
The number 5 surely dominates its specifications. The phone comes packed with a 5000mAh battery capacity, with OTG support and boasts of 500 hours of standby time. There are reports of it supporting a dual-camera, both of which stand at 5MP.
The rear camera comes with a flash and also supports the Bokeh mode. The phone comes equipped with a 5.2-inch HD display, having a resolution of 1280×720 pixels. At the core, lies the Quad Core Media Tek processor, and the phone operates on an Android 7.0 Nougat based operating system. Bharat 5 has 1GB RAM and a storage option of 16GB.
In an exclusive launch offer, the users of Bharat 5 will get 50 GB of free data from Vodafone, and a further 10GB data per month, for the next 5 months. This is not the first time that the company is teaming up with Vodafone to provide its customers cheap data in an affordable phone. Bharat 2 launched earlier this year also collaborated with Vodafone to give the country one of its cheapest 4G phones, priced at just Rs.999. Users had to recharge from Vodafone for the next 36 months, with a minimum recharge of Rs.150 per month. At the end of first 18 months, Vodafone provided a cashback of Rs.900, and after the completion of 36 months, customers got a cashback of Rs.1000 in their M-Pesa wallet. So basically, users were buying phones at Rs.999 at getting a cashback of Rs.1,900. On similar lines Bharat 1 was launched just a week before Bharat 2. This time Micromax associated with BSNL, to offer unlimited calls and data to users at a price of Rs.97. Bharat 1 was priced at Rs.2200.
Stiff Competition in the Market Bharat 5 is competing with Xiaomi Redmi 5A, which is built on the similar lines of being a cost-effective offering having a long-lasting battery just like itself. Redmi 5A is currently priced at Rs.4999, and is backed by a 3000mAh battery. Nokia 2 also gives it tough competition. This entry level Android smartphone has a battery life of 2 days and is priced at approx. Rs.6000.
Within 50 days of its launch, Bharat 2 had sold over half a million units, as claimed by Micromax. Let’s see if Bharat 5 can reach that.