Now Micromax has launched Vdeo 1 and Vdeo 2 smartphone that come pre-installed with Google Duo and also have 4G VoLTE support. The company has launched this new series of smartphones, aimed to popularize video calling. The Vdeo 1 is priced at Rs. 4,440 and and Vdeo 2 will cost Rs. 4,990, and come bundled with Reliance Jio SIMs.
The smartphones are also claimed to have ‘metal’ back cover. The Micromax Vdeo 1 and Micromax Vdeo 2 smartphones run on Android 6.0 Marshmallow out-of-the-box. Both the smartphones have 4G VoLTE capable dual SIM card slots, and are powered by a 1.3GHz quad-core processor clubbed with 1GB of RAM. The Vdeo 1 features a 4-inch WVGA display, on the other hand the Vdeo 2 has a 4.5-inch FWVGA display.
The Micromax Vdeo 1 and Vdeo 2 have 5-megapixel cameras on the rear side while they have a 2-megapixel front-facing camera. The front-facing cameras can be used for video calling using Google Duo. Both the smartphones have 8GB of inbuilt storage that’s expandable via microSD card.
The Micromax Vdeo 1 packs a 1600mAh battery whereas the Vdeo 2 is backed by a 1800mAh battery. Both the devices come bundled with Reliance Jio SIM cards with its ‘Happy New Year Offer’ that gives unlimited data, call and SMS usage till March 2017.
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.”
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