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Micromax launches Vdeo range of budget VoLTE smartphones pre-bundled with Reliance Jio SIM

The two smartphones – Vdeo 1 and Vdeo 2 – come preloaded with Google Duo app and come bundled with Reliance Jio SIM with three months of unlimited free data and voice calling.
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December 7, 2016
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Micromax Informatics, India’s leading domestic handset maker, has partnered with Google to launch a new series of affordable smartphones with 4G VoLTE support – Vdeo – to popularize video calling.

The two smartphones – Vdeo 1 and Vdeo 2 – come preloaded with Google Duo app and come bundled with Reliance Jio SIM with three months of unlimited free data and voice calling.

Micromax Vdeo 1 Specifications

  • Operating System: Android 6.0 Marshmallow
  • Display: 4-inch (10.16cm) WVGA
  • Processor: 1.3 GHz Quad Core processor
  • RAM: 1GB
  • Internal Storage: 8GB
  • Camera: 5MP rear camera | 2MP front camera
  • Battery: 1600mAh
At Micromax we thrive on our understanding of the Indian consumer, consistently deriving insights and delivering innovative products to the market. 2016 has seen a marked slowdown in the long term trend of Feature Phones users shifting to Smart Phones. 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. Our leadership position and strong brand equity has allowed Micromax, for the first time in the industry, to bring together key players in the eco-system to deliver a complete solution for our consumers.
– Shubhajit Sen, Chief Marketing Officer, Micromax Informatics

Micromax Vdeo 2 Specifications

  • Operating System: Android 6.0 Marshmallow
  • Display: 4.5-inch FWVGA
  • Processor: 1.3 GHz Quad Core processor
  • RAM: 1GB
  • Internal Storage: 8GB
  • Camera: 5MP rear camera | 2MP front camera
  • Battery: 1800mAh

Micromax Vdeo 1 is priced at ₹4,440 ($66) while the Vdeo 2 is priced at ₹4,990 ($74). The Vdeo range is aimed to power the next phase of smartphone adoption in the country by hand-holding consumers to upgrade to smartphones. Micromax has shared that in the coming months, the company will be extending the Vdeo range with the introduction of Vdeo 3 and Vdeo 4.