Micromax Bharat 5 was launched in India on Friday, the latest low-cost 4G smartphone from the domestic manufacturer. There is also a bundled data offer, declared in partnership with Vodafone. The smartphone will only be available to purchase via offline retailers in the country. The organization at its launch event also announced that it will launch more smartphones in its Bharat-Series, with the Bharat 5 Plus and Bharat 5 Pro planned to be established in the following two months. The company also said it expects to sell more than 6 million Bharat-Series smartphones by March 2018

Commenting on the launch, Shubhodip Pal, Chief Marketing and Chief Commercial Officer, MicromaxInformatics, said “Bharat 5 like its predecessors will truly drive the next stage of smartphone adoption in the country, as a smartphone with 5000mAh battery is pivotal for a market like India where the tier 3-4 cities still face severe power outage issues.”

Micromax Bharat 5 price in India, launch offers

Micromax Bharat 5 price in India was put at Rs. 5,555, and it will be made available to buy via offline stores in the country. At this price point, it competes with the recently launched Xiaomi Redmi 5A, which besides the battery offers better specifications. In terms of launching offers, Micromax says any new or existing Vodafone customer can with a 1GB data package will get an additional 10GB of data a month for 5 months – totalling up to 50GB of additional data.

Micromax Bharat 5 specifications

The dual-SIM Micromax Bharat 5 runs Android Nougat, and sports a 5.2-inch HD (720×1280 pixels) display. It is powered with a 1.3GHz quad-core processor (unspecified make), coupled with 1GB of DDR3 RAM. The smartphone has a pair of 5-megapixel cameras on board, on the front and back, both featuring LED flash modules.

Micromax has set 16GB of inbuilt storage on the Bharat 5, expandable via microSD card (up to 64GB). Connectivity options include 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth v4.0, FM radio, 3.5mm audio jack, and Micro-USB.

The Micromax Bharat 5 has a 5000mAh battery, which the firm claims is graded to deliver up to two days of battery life, and a standby time of up to 3 weeks.