It’s not international smartphone brands that have got active in the very first week of 2018, showcasing their plans for the whole year but domestic players too, are getting ready for another fight, especially in the budget segment.
Micromax, the Indian maker, has taken the lead here by announcing its first smartphone of the year, dubbed as the Micromax Bharat 5 Plus. just like its predecessor, the Bharat 5, the Plus variant largely focuses on the 5000 mAh battery which is rated to offer 21 hours of standby time. However, what sets Micromax Bharat 5 Plus from its predecessor is the USB OTG supports which enables users to charge other devices as well, making the smartphone in question, a portable power bank.
While the details about pricing and availability of Micromax Bharat 5 Plus haven’t been unveiled as of now, the Indian maker has listed its specifications on the website, which hints towards the Bharay 5 Plus being launched in direct competition to the likes of Redmi 5A, Redmi Y1 Lite, and Moto C Plus.
Micromax Bharat 5 Plus Specifications
- 5.2-inch (1280 x 720) HD IPS LCD display with 2.5D curved glass, 16:9 aspect ratio, 282 PPI, and an unidentified protective layer.
- 64-bit quad-core processor MediaTek MT6737 SoC clocked at 1.3GHz paired with Mali T720 MP GPU.
- 2GB RAM and 16GB of internal storage, expandable via microSD up to 64GB.
- Android 7.1 Nougat out of the box.
- Dual SIM support and a dedicated microSD card slot.
- 8MP rear camera with PDAF, f/2.0 aperture, 83.3-degree wide-angle lens, LED Flash and support for Bokeh mode, Panorama, Watermark, Time Lapse, Beauty Mode.
- 5MP front camera with LED flash, fixed focus, and f/2.2 aperture.
- 5000mAh non-removable battery offering 500 hours of standby time (no fast charging)
- 3.5mm audio jack, USB OTG Support, and FM Radio
- 4G VoLTE, Bluetooth v4.0, WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, GPS/GLONASS and Micro USB support.
Just like its predecessor, which was launched at Rs. 5,555 in December last year, the Micromax Bharat 5 Plus will be available in a Black color option and with all the additions to the whole package, we expect it to be priced anywhere between Rs 6000-Rs 7000.
Micromax is the only Indian smartphone maker that has managed to go head-to-head with the likes of Xiaomi and Moto. The company has hit out hard with its well-rounded packages in the entry-level space along with a formidable Canvas Infinity in the mid-budget segment which comes with an 18:9 edge-to-edge display for media consumption.
As for the entry-level segment, after selling over 3 million units of the Bharat series in 2017, Micromax Bharat 5 Plus will definitely give a boost to the rising with features like stock Android, USB OTG support, a massive battery and a decent hardware package.
Follow this space for more updates on the Micromax Bharat 5 Plus and a detailed review of the device.