Micromax has introduced its new range of Smartphones for the Indian market that is specifically designed for video calling. The Vdeo 1 and Vdeo 2 are priced at Rs. 4440 and Rs. 4990 respectively and come with free Reliance Jio Sim with Happy New Year offer. Both these entry level Smartphones support 4G with VoLTE and has metal back cover. Both also comes pre-loaded with Google duo video calling app.
Micromax Vdeo 1
Micromax Vdeo 1 comes with a 4 inch WVGA IPS display featuring 800*480 pixels of resolution and corning gorilla glass protection. It is powered by a 1.3 GHz quad core processor clubbed with 1GB of RAM. The Vdeo 1 includes 8GB of on board storage which is further expandable up to 32GB using a Micro SD card.
In the optics department, the Smartphone sports a 5MP rear camera with LED flash and a 2MP front facing camera for Selfies. Running Android Marshmallow 6.0, it packs with a 1600mah battery. Besides 4G VoLTE, it supports dual Sim, WI-Fi 802.11b/g/n, GPS, bluetooth 4.0, 3.5mm audio jack and FM radio.
Micromax Vdeo 2
The Vdeo 2 sports a 4.5 inch FWVGA IPS display with 854*480 pixels of screen resolution and Gorilla glass protection. Under the skin the same 1.3 GHz quad core processor clubbed with 1GB of RAM and has 8GB of internal memory with the support of Micro SD card to expand the memory up to 32GB. Besides beefed up 1800mah battery, rest of the specs is similar to Vdeo 1.
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.”