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To counter JioPhone and Airtel in the field of affordable 4G feature phones, State-run telecom operator BSNL (Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited) in partnership with Micromax has launched ‘Bharat 1’, a 4G-VoLTE enabled feature phone for ₹ 2,200. With this announcement, any Bharat 1 phone user can enjoy unlimited calling and data facility on his/her BSNL SIM at ₹ 97/month.
The Bharat 1 phone features a 2.4inch QVGA display and is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 205 processor with 512MB RAM and 4GB internal storage. The handset features a 2MP primary camera and a VGA selfie camera. The handset packs a 2,000mAh battery. The handset includes support for 22 Indian languages. The smartphone can also be used with SIM cards of other service providers.