Micromax, the Indian smartphone brand today unveiled two new budget smartphones- the Micromax Vdeo 1 and Vdeo 2 in India. Both the phones are priced at sub Rs. 5,000 and comes with entry-level specifications. The major highlight of these phones is the support for VoLTE feature, which means that you can Reliance Jio 4G SIM card in these phones and interestingly, Micromax is bundling the Jio 4G SIM card in the retail box itself.

Micromax Vdeo 1 Key Specs:

  • 1.3GHz Quad-Core Processor
  • 1GB RAM With 8GB ROM
  • 4 Inch WVGA IPS Touchscreen Display
  • Dual SIM
  • 5MP Rear Camera With LED Flash
  • 2MP Front Camera
  • 4G VoLTE/Wi-Fi
  • Jio SIM Pre-Bundled
  • 1600mAh Battery

Diving into the specifications, the Micromax Vdeo 1 comes with a 4-inch WVGA IPS display with a resolution of 800*480 pixels. The smartphone is powered by a quad-core chipset with all the four cores clocked at 1.3GHz. The company did not specify the model of the chipset. Coupled with the chipset is 1GB of RAM and 8GB of internal storage. The storage can be further expanded up to 32GB via a microSD card slot.

Coming to the Micromax Vdeo 2, it has a 4.5-inch FWVGA IPS display with the same resolution of 800*480 pixels. It is the powered by the same unknown quad-core chipset along with 1GB of RAM and 8GB of internal storage.

Micromax Vdeo 2 Key Specs:

  • 1.3GHz Quad-Core Processor
  • 1GB RAM With 8GB ROM
  • 4.5-inch FWVGA IPS Touchscreen Display
  • 5MP Rear Camera With LED Flash
  • 2MP Front-facing camera
  • 4G VoLTE
  • Jio SIM Pre-Bundled
  • 1800mAh Battery

Both the Micromax Vdeo 1 and Vdeo 2 comes with a 5MP camera sensor on the rear and has support for 2MP front-facing camera. The Micromax Vdeo 1 is backed by a 1600mAh battery and the Vdeo 2 is backed by a 1800mAh battery. Connectivity options include- 4G LTE, VoLTE, 3G, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth, and GPS.

Speaking at the launch, Shubhajit Sen, Chief Marketing Officer, Micromax Informatics said:

At Micromax we thrive on our understanding of the Indian consumer, consistently deriving insights and delivering innovative products to the market. 2016 has seen a marked slowdown in the long term trend of Feature Phones users shifting to Smart Phones. Two barriers we identified were perceived high cost of data and a lack of a differentiated mass-use case. With the launch of the Vdeo range we have focused on these issues. We believe Video calling that is as simple as making a voice call, in a stable environment, will be a strong use case especially in smaller towns. This feature, coupled with free internet connectivity with the pre-bundled Reliance Jio SIM is a compelling proposition that will accelerate the switch from feature phones to Smartphones. Our leadership position and strong brand equity has allowed Micromax, for the first time in the industry, to bring together key players in the eco-system to deliver a complete solution for our consumers.

Of course, the Vdeo range is fully loaded with best-in-class features for an entry level Smartphone – including 4G VoLTE, Android Marshmallow, Quad core processors, great battery performance and housed in a premium and stylish metal body. We are extremely proud that we have managed to deliver this bundle of features in phones priced under Rs 5000.