Domestic handset maker Micromax on Monday launched “Bharat 2 Ultra” budget smartphone at Rs 999 in partnership with telecom operator Vodafone. As per the company’s offer, one will have to buy the smartphone at Rs 2,899 and will have to recharge their new or existing Vodafone numbers with a minimum denomination of Rs 150 every month for three years. Also Read - Micromax to bring a budget phone with price likely under Rs 10,000: Check launch date
The buyer will get a cash back of Rs 900 at the end of 18 months and a cash back or Rs 1,000 after the next 18 months in Vodafone “M-Pesa” wallet, thereby making the effective price of the handset Rs 999. “This partnership with Vodafone will bring in the next phase of smartphone adoption by helping consumers to upgrade from feature phones to smartphones,” said Rahul Sharma, co-founder, Micromax, in a statement. Also Read - Vi prepaid recharge plans July 2021: List of all Vi recharge plans under Rs 500 with benefits, validity
“We want to give superior device experience in an affordable way and ‘Bharat’ range is a testimony of the same, having already sold more than two million handsets.” Also Read - Airtel vs Jio vs Vi: Best prepaid plan offering 2GB of daily data and other benefits
The phone is powered by Spreadtrum SC9832 1.3Ghz quad-core processor coupled with 512MB RAM and 4GB internal storage. On the display front, the phone has a 4-inch WVGA screen. There is a 2-megapixel rear camera and 0.3-megapixel front-facing camera. The handset runs Android Marshmallow operating system (OS) and is powered by 1,300mAh battery. The smartphone will be available at stores and Vodafone stores from the first week of November.