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Micromax Vdeo 2 with Metal Body & 4G VoLTE Launched for Rs. 4,990

Along with Micromax Vdeo 1, the company also launched the Vdeo 2 smartphone in the market. As seen with the Vdeo 1, the Vdeo 2 also come with an affordable price tag and sports basic hardware. While the Vdeo 1 is priced at Rs. 4,490, the Vdeo 2 with a slightly bigger display is costing Rs. 4,990. The device comes with thick bezels on all the four sides of the display. Even with a such a lower price tag, the company is offering decent build quality with metal back cover. Apart from the bigger display and battery, both the Vdeo 1 and Vdeo 2 are exactly the same devices.

It comes with a 4.5-inch display with FWVGA (852 x 480 pixels) resolution whereas the Vdeo 1 features a 4-inch display with WVGA (800 x 480 pixels) resolution. Under the hood is an unspecified quad-core processor clocked at 1.3GHz. It includes 1GB of RAM and 8GB of internal storage along with a MicroSD card slot for storage expansion. Talking about the cameras, the Vdeo 2 sports a 5MP rear camera with LED flash and a 2MP front camera for selfies and video calls. The company had earlier announced to launch four Vdeo smartphones pre-loaded with Google Duo app.

While the Vdeo 1 and Vdeo 2 smartphones are now launched, soon we may also see Vdeo 3 and Vdeo 4 smartphones. Another difference between Vdeo 1 and Vdeo 2 smartphones is that the larger Vdeo 2 also sports a bigger 1,800mAh battery. It supports dual SIM dual standby and offers 4G VoLTE out of the box. The company is also offering free Jio 4G SIM that comes bundled with Jio ‘Happy New Year’ offer including unlimited usage of 4G internet, voice calls, and SMS for free till March 31st, 2017. Along with the LYF Flame series, the Micromax Vdeo series smartphones are the few devices to offer.

While the LYF Flame smartphones run on years old Android 5.1 Lollipop, the newly launched Vdeo smartphone come with Android 6.0 Marshmallow with a customized UI on top. The Vdeo 2 offers basic connectivity features like 4G, VoLTE, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS, and a MicroUSB 2.0 port. Though the 4-inch Samsung Z2 smartphone priced at Rs. 4,590 also comes with almost similar specifications and 4G VoLTE support, the only disadvantage is that it runs on Tizen OS. The Micromax Vdeo 2 along Vdeo 1 will be available all over India via retail stores.

Unlike other devices under Rs. 5,000 price range, both these smartphones sports metal body. While the devices won’t offer the premium feel like high-end devices, at least the built quality looks much better than the smartphones with a plastic body. Last month, the company launched yet another affordable smartphone called Canvas Spark priced at Rs. 4,999. It comes with a 5-inch IPS display with HD display and a Spreadtrum quad-core processor. There is 1GB of RAM and 8GB of internal storage along with a MicroSD card slot.

Just like the Vdeo smartphones, the Canvas Spark also runs on Android 6.0 Marshmallow out of the box. The Canvas Spark comes with a 5MP rear camera with LED flash and a 2MP front camera. It is kept powered on by a 2,000mAh battery and includes dual SIM slots. The device supports 4G VoLTE along with other basic connectivity features. Stay tuned on Phone Radar for more details!

By Teja Chedalla on Wednesday 7th of Dec 2016


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