Micromax launches Bharat 5 smartphone at Rs 5555

Micromax eyes sales of 6 million Bharat phones by Mar 2018

The latest entry to the list is Micromax Bharat 5 - the successor to the Bharat 4.

This effectively brings down the price of Micromax smartphones to as low as Rs. 1549, taking on other offerings from companies like Reliance Jio, Airtel and others.

Micromax Bharat 5 packs a 5.2 inches HD (720 X 1280 pixels) display. The phone gets 1GB of RAM and 16GB of internal storage. Powering the handset is an entry-level Mediatek quad core chip that is clocked at 1.3GHz.

The phone comes with a 5 MP camera on the front and back.

The Redmi 5A again looks to be the victor here as it comes sporting a 13-megapixel camera on the backwith f/2.2 aperture, Phase Detection Autofocus and LED flash.

Priced at Rs 5,555, the handset will be available at retail stores from next week.

Lastly, Micromax promises 500 hours of standby time for the Bharat 5, which doesn't seem to be a surprising number given that the phone has a beefy 5000mAh battery unit. Previously, the Indian brand has launched its Bharat 3 and Bharat 4 smartphones in September. The smartphone has a premium feel to it and, unlike the Bharat 5, does not feel bulky. Redmi 5A is powered by a 3,000mAh battery. The front shows physical navigation keys at the base, while on the top, there is an earpiece and front-facing camera. The USP of the smartphone is its large 5000mAh battery.

The smartphone comes with dual-SIM support along with a dedicated microSD card slot (expandable up to 128GB). It goes on sale starting Tuesday December 5 and will be available only in a Black colours option. The phone runs on Android Nougat 7.1.1 out of the box.

While the Xiaomi will sell the Redmi 5A both online and offline, the Bharat 5 can be found only through offline markets. Buyers will get 10GB additional data with recharge for 1GB data per month for 5 months. That aside, the Indian firm had also announced ultra-budget 4G feature phone in the form of the Bharat 1.



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