Micromax kicked off its affordable series of smartphones named Bharat earlier this year. The company launched Bharat 1 and Bharat 2 Ultra in collaboration with BSNL and Vodafone respectively. It followed up with the Bharat 3 and Bharat 4 in September that were priced at Rs 4,499 and Rs 4,999, respectively. The Bharat 5 launched today packs a massive 5000mAh battery, 5-megapixel rear and front cameras at Rs 5,555.
The dual-SIM Micromax Bharat 5 runs Android Nougat, and sports a 5.2-inch HD (720x1280 pixels) display. It is powered by 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 put 16GB of inbuilt storage on the Bharat 5 which is 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 smartphone has a massive 5000mAh battery, which the company claims can deliver around 500 hours of standby time, hence the tagline "Power of 5".
As far as the pricing go, Micromax Bharat 5 will take on Xiaomi Redmi 5A which was launched yesterday for Rs 5,999. Additionally, Micromax has teamed up with Vodafone to provide 10GB data per month for 5 months to users who buy Bharat 5.
It goes on sale starting December 5 and will be available via offline retail stores. The device will be available only in a Black colour option.