Micromax has announced two new 4G enabled affordable handsets – Vdeo 1 and Vdeo 2 in India. Vdeo 1 will be available 4,440 INR and Vdeo 2 will be priced at 4,990 INR. The company said that Vdeo 3 and Vdeo 4 will be launched in next couple of months.
Vdeo 1 features a 4 inch WVGA IPS display with Corning Gorilla glass layer on top, while Vdeo 2 comes with 4.5 inch FWVGA IPS display with Corning Gorilla Glass layer on top. Vdeo 1 employs a 1600mAh battery and Vdeo 2 is backed by 1800mAh battery.
Both these handsets are powered by 1.3 GHz quad core processor coupled with 1GB of RAM and 8GB of ROM that can be further expanded by up to another 32GB via microSD card. Vdeo 1 and Vdeo 2 run on Android 6.0 Marshmallow OS and come with dual SIM support.
Vdeo 1 and Vdeo 2 come with 5 MP rear shooter with LED flash and a selfie shooter with 2 MP resolution. Connectivity options include 4G with VoLTE support, 3G / HSPA+, EDGE / GPRS, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0, GPS, Micro USB port and 3.5mm audio jack.
Both of these phones are made of metal, have Google Duo video calling app pre-installed and will also come with Jio SIM card bundled in the box.
Commenting on 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.”
Key Specifications of Micromax Vdeo 1 and Vdeo 2 :
|Model||Micromax Vdeo 1||Micromax Vdeo 2|
|Display||4 inch WVGA IPS display with Corning Gorilla glass protection||4.5 inch FWVGA IPS display with Corning Gorilla glass protection|
|Processor||1.3 GHz quad core processor||1.3 GHz quad core processor|
|Camera||5 MP rear and 2 MP front camera||5 MP rear and 2 MP front camera|
|Software||Android 6.0 Marshmallow OS||Android 6.0 Marshmallow OS|
|Price||4,440 INR||4,990 INR|