After launching the Bharat 1 4G feature phone, Micromax has introduced the Bharat 2 Ultra. Launched in partnership with Vodafone, the Bharat 2 Ultra is priced at Rs 999, making it one of the cheapest 4G smartphones in India. The smartphone will be available for purchase from November across stores in India.
The effective price of Rs 999 will be valid on purchasing this smartphone with a new or existing Vodafone connection . At first, you will have to pay Rs 2,899 for purchasing the Bharat 2 Ultra. After which, you need to recharge for at least Rs 150 every month for a duration of 36 months. The recharges can be done in parts but should amount to Rs 150 every month.
After 18 months is completed, you will receive cashback of Rs 900 which will transferred to your Vodafone M-Pesa wallet. After another 18 months, Rs 1,000 cashback will be returned the same way. So essentially, with the total cashback of Rs 1,900 received, you pay only Rs 999 for the Bharat 2 Ultra.
The Bharat 2 Ultra features a 4-inch WVGA display. It is powered by a Spreadtrum SC9832 quad-core processor 1.3GHz. The smartphone comes with 512MB of RAM, and 4GB of internal storage. For photography, the Bharat 2 Ultra sports a 2-megapixel rear camera, and a VGA front camera. The smartphone also comes with a few camera features like scene, frame and burst modes. On the software front, the Bharat 2 Ultra runs on Android 6.0 Marshmallow out-of-the-box. It has 1,300mAh battery.
This is the sixth smartphone under the Bharat series launched by Micromax. The company says that the affordable Bharat series has so far achieved 2 million sales across the country. This isn’t the first partnership between Micromax and a telecommunication company. The Bharat 1 4G feature phone was launched in partnership with BSNL. It comes bundled with BSNL’s Rs 97 plan that offers unlimited calling hours, data, free roaming and SMS, with validity of one month. The Bharat 1 feature phone is priced at Rs 2,200, and is currently available for purchase across offline and online platforms.