Micromax announced a new series of smartphones designed to popularize video calling among India. The new Micromax Vdeo 1 and Vdeo 2 smartphones has pre-loaded Google Duo app and support for 4G VoLTE. The Vdeo 1 is priced at Rs. 4,440 and Vdeo 2 is priced at Rs. 4,990. These 4G smartphones will come bundled with Reliance Jio SIMs.
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Micromax Vdeo smartphones
Both Micromax Vdeo 1 and Vdeo 2 smartphones are powered by 1.3GHz quad-core processor coupled with 1GB of RAM. The Vdeo 1 houses a 4-inch WVGA display, while the Vdeo 2 has a 4.5-inch FWVGA display. Both smartphones have 4G VoLTE capable dual-SIM card slots and will run on Android 6.0 Marshmallow out of the box.
Both smartphones have a 5MP camera on the rear and a 2MP camera on the front. Both smartphones also have 8GB internal storage, with support for storage expansion through MicroSD card. The Micromax Vdeo 1 has a 1600mAh battery and the Vdeo 2 has a 1800mAh battery.
Commenting on the smartphones launch, Shubhajit Sen, Chief Marketing Officer, Micromax Informatics said, “2016 has seen a marked slowdown in the long term trend of Feature Phones users shifting to smartphones. 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.”