The power of 5 is here. Micromax, the Indian smartphone manufacturer has launched a new entry-level smartphone in India for ₹5,555. This device does have a lot of association with the number 5 and we will explain the same. The pricing is somewhat similar to that of the recently launched Xiaomi Redmi 5A, which retails in India for ₹4,999. The Micromax Bharat 5 will be available on online and offline retail stores and expected to be available from next week.
In terms of design and build, the smartphone follows the Xiaomi Redmi 5A and offers plastic unibody design with a metallic paint job. So, the device will look like a premium metal, but one cannot feel the cold-blooded metal feeling when you touch it. This time, the brand has maintained its originality and the design looks fresh and goes well with the other competitive devices. As the name suggests, this smartphone will be assembled in India, which makes it a “Made In India” smartphone, just like the Xiaomi Redmi 5A.
Even with the actual tech specifications, the device does sound similar to that of the “Desh ka Smartphone”. The company has partnered with Vodafone India to offer 50 GB 4G data for the eligible customers. So, here are the complete set of specifications for the Micromax Bharat 5.
- The smartphone is equipped with a standard 16:9 aspect ratio 720p HD panel with 5.2-inch screen real estate.
- The smartphone is powered by a MediaTek MT6737 Quad-core SoC with 1.3 GHz clock speed with just 1 GB RAM (this is the make or break feature).
- Onboard storage is kept at 16 GB with a dedicated micro SD card (up to 128 GB).
- Offers dual nano-SIM card slots with 4G LTE and VoLte capability on both the SIM slots.
- The smartphone uses an identical 5 MP camera on the front as well as on the rear-side.
- Standard features like WiFi, WiFi Hotspot, and Bluetooth 4.2 are also supported out of the box.
- Runs on a custom version of Android Nougat 7.0, with no information on the future software updates.
- Features a massive 5000 mAh Li-ion sealed battery, which can also be used to charge other electronic gadgets.
Finally, to conclude the smartphone gets most of the things in a right direction (for the price point). However, the 1 GB RAM is something that we didn’t like on the Nokia 2 and for this device as well. though the smartphone has a lot of potentials, a 2 GB RAM would have given this phone an A instead of B+. So, what do you think about the Micromax Bharat 5? Share your views in the comment box.