If you are looking for a super affordable mobile that supports latest network technology like 4G VoLTE and also comes bundled with a super affordable unlimited mobile plan then Micromax’s newest feature phone may interest you. In its own effort to bring more Indian to the high-speed internet era, the Indian mobile vendor has launched the Micromax Bharat 1 feature phone.
Don’t yet neglect the phone, as Micromax Bharat 1 is a power packed device. It features and supports 4G LTE network, 4G VoLTE for making HD voice calls, dual SIM, no carrier restriction, Wi-Fi, GPS, Snapdragon SoC and more.
As it’s made for the masses, the Micromax Bharat 1 will retail at a price tag of Rs 2,200. The feature phone will be available through leading online and offline stores across India, starting 20th October 2017. What makes it more attractive is the bundled BSNL mobile plan. We will get to that shortly in the article.
Bharat 1 Specification and Features
Unlike, the funky zero priced JioPhone, the Micromax Bharat 1 has got a solid build quality and better design. Just like any feature phone you have used, up in the front, you have the small screen and numeric keypad. On the back, you get a smooth plain back cover with the rear camera in the middle.
The Micromax Bharat 1 flaunts a 2.4-inch QVGA display. Under the hood, the feature phone is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 205 processor coupled with 512MB of RAM. For storing your media content, the phone carries 4GB of internal storage option. You can further expand the storage using microSD card. The phone runs on a customised Java-based operating system. Micromax has bundled several useful apps on phone like BHIM payment app, BSNL app, Live TV, Music and Movies app. You also get support for 22 Indian languages.
For photography, the Micromax Bharat 1 has a 2-megapixel camera at the back and a basic VGA front selfie camera. Coming to connectivity, the phone excels with a 4G LTE network that supports almost every Indian telcos, 4G band. You also get 4G VoLTE support on the phone for making HD voice and video calls. Other connectivity options include 3G and 2G network support, Wi-Fi and GPS. Fueling the device is a 2,000mAh battery.
Micromax Bharat 1 and BSNL Unlimited Plan
Another big advantage of buying the Micromax Bharat 1 is the bundled BSNL unlimited mobile plan. The operator has launched a special Rs 97 unlimited tariff plan for the feature phone.
Under the BSNL Rs 97 unlimited plan, you get unlimited voice calls to any network and anywhere in India. The best part, unlimited calling is free also while you’re on national roaming. Further, you will also get unlimited 3G or 2G data usage with the plan. There is a 5GB FUP limit, after which speed will be reduced to 80Kbps. For SMS you get only 10 SMS for the entire month. The validity of the mobile plan is one-month or 28 days. Note that after first 28 days, the voice calls be charged Rs 1 per minute for both off-net and on-net.
Micromax earlier planned to launch more ultra-affordable 4G VoLTE mobiles with price starting as low as Rs 1,999. A few months ago the company has launched two new android smartphones – Bharat 3 and Bharat 4 with support for 4G VoLTE.
Micromax Bharat 1 would definitely make the Reliance JioPhone and Airtel’s 4G Smartphone less attractive. As the phone cost less, packs lots of features, no carrier restriction (use any networks SIM card) and bundled unlimited voice and data by BSNL. What do you think? let me know in the comment section below.