Micromax Launches Affordable Smartphone Bharat 5; Will Compete With Redmi 5A


The Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 was released in India in January this year, just a few days after it was unveiled. A 4GB of RAM and 64 GB of storage for the top variant. The chipset will also be paired with Adreno 308 GPU.

Xiaomi Redmi 5A is backed by a 3000mAh non-removable battery, that is claimed to give up to 8 days of standby time. Only one voucher can be redeemed at a single time on the recharge of 309 or above. It will pack a 3,300mAh battery. Besides the smartphone offers dual SIM, 4G with VoLTE, Wi-Fi (802.11 b/g/n), Bluetooth 4.1, GPS, and a micro USB port.

The Redmi 5A again looks to be the victor here as it comes sporting a 13-megapixel camera on the backwith f/2.2 aperture, Phase Detection Autofocus and LED flash.

Similar to the previous iteration Xiaomi Redmi 4A, the company will be skipping on the fingerprint sensor for this budget oriented Redmi 5A. It has a 13MP rear-facing camera 5-megapixel selfie shooter.

In terms of design, the Micromax Bharat 5 comes with an all-plastic back and prominent bezels at the front. The phone comes with a 5.50-inch touchscreen display with a resolution of 720 pixels by 1280 pixels. On Thursday it has launched the budget Redmi 5A Smartphone in our country priced at Rs.5, 999 and Rs.7,999. Furthermore, the smartphone also supports OTG that makes it double as a power bank and charge other devices. On paper, the Redmi 5A looks far better than the Micromax Bharat 5, but we will wait to check both the devices out personally before we pass a judgment.

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The Xiaomi Redmi Y1 is powered by 1.4GHz octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 435 processor and it comes with 3GB of RAM. Sensors on the phone include Compass Magnetometer, Proximity sensor, Accelerometer, Ambient light sensor and Gyroscope.

The Xiaomi Redmi 5A has been launched in Indian with a introductory price of Rs 4,999 for the 2GB/16GB variant, making it the cheapest smartphone Xiaomi markets in India.

Coming to software, the Xiaomi Redmi 5A runs the latest MIUI 9 based on Android Nougat and is speculated to receive Oreo update down the lane. After the introductory scheme expires, Xiaomi will sell the device at Rs 5,999 for the base variant and Rs 6,999 for the higher 3GB/32GB variant.

The Micromax Bharat 5 has been launched along with Vodafone.