Vodafone Launched Micromax Bharat 2 Ultra 4G Phone at an Effective Price of Rs. 999

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Bharat-2 Ultra will go on sale in November
  • Bharat-2 Ultra priced at Rs. 2,899
  • Vodafone to offer cash backs of Rs. 1,900 in 36 months

Reliance Jio, after revolutionizing the Indian telecom field, went on further to launch an effectively free 4G VoLTE feature phone. They even started shipping it. Despite the bad news that came out, the company’s is a customer-friendly gesture.

Once they started shipping the devices, many companies came out with their own 4G feature phones in collaboration with indigenous phone manufacturers. You might have already heard of Airtel’s Karbonn A40 and BSNL’s Bharat 1. The latest addition to the list is Bharat 2 from Vodafone and Micromax.

Vodafone Launched Bharat 2 Ultra in Partnership with Micromax

When you buy the phone, you will have to spend an initial payment of Rs. 2899. If you recharge for Rs. 150 per month during the first 18 months, you can make yourself eligible for the first cashback of Rs. 900. As you follow the same recharging procedure without decreasing the value for another 18 months, you will get the next installation of cashback that is Rs. 1000. In short, the effective price you will be spending is Rs. 999.

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The Rs. 150 per month plan provides you with free voice calling and 4G data usage. The cashback amount will reach you via Vodafone M-Pesa wallet.

The specifications of the device are almost same as that of any other basic 4G feature phone out there.

Vodafone Micromax Bharat 2 Ultra Specifications

  • 4-inch (800 x 480 pixels) WVGA display
  • 3 GHz Quad-core Spreadtrum SC9832 processor
  • 512MB RAM, 4GB internal storage, expandable memory up to 32GB with microSD
  • Android 6.0 (Marshmallow)
  • Dual SIM
  • 2MP rear camera with LED Flash
  • 3MP (VGA) front-facing camera
  • 5mm audio jack, FM Radio
  • 4G VoLTE, WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0, GPS
  • 1300mAh battery

Micromax says that the Bharat series of phones have seen impressive adoption in the Indian market. The company claims that the Bharat phones have been adopted by 2 million users.

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Coming to the specifications of Bharat-2 Ultra, it features a 4-inch WVGA display and is powered by quad-core Spreadtrum SC9832 processor clocked at 1.3GHz coupled with 512MB RAM. There’s 4GB of storage. On the camera front, the handset sports a 2-megapixel rear camera and a 0.3-megapixel front camera. The device comes with camera modes like scene detection, frame mode, and burst shots. The handset runs on Android 6.0 Marshmallow and packs a 1300mAh battery.

Commenting on the announcement, Avneesh Khosla, Associate Director Consumer Business, Vodafone India said, “We are delighted to partner with Micromax to democratize the 4G smartphones at a never before price of under Rs. 999. This will help fulfill the aspirations of several million phone users across the country who desire a smartphone but couldn’t afford one. It will also encourage current nonusers of 4G to upgrade and enjoy a richer user experience with Vodafone SuperNet 4G.”

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Rahul Sharma, Co-founder, Micromax, “This partnership with Vodafone will help bring in the next phase of smartphone adoption by hand-holding consumers to upgrade them from feature phones to smartphones. We believe that greater device affordability and low-cost data packs will drive increased smartphone adoption, as there is still a huge gap.”

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