Expanding its product lineup in the country, Micromax on Thursday launched a new budget segment smartphone called the Micromax Spark Go. The phone has been priced Rs 3,999 and will go on sale for the first time in the country on October 26, exclusively on Flipkart. The key highlight of the Micromax Spark Go is that a smartphone so cheap runs Android 8.1 Oreo (Go edition). Having said that, the Micromax Spark Go is one of the cheapest phones available in India that run Android Oreo software. This is also one of the cheapest phones to include a camera on both front and rear. With that affordable price tag, the Micromax Spark Go goes against the likes of Nokia 1 which also runs Android 8.1 Oreo (Go Edition).
Micromax Spark Go: Specifications and Features
The Micromax Spark Go sports a 5-inch FWVGA display with 480x854 pixels resolution. The phone is powered by Spreadtrum SC 9832E SoC paired with Mali-T720 GPU, 1GB RAM and 8GB of internal storage which can be expandable up to 32GB via microSD card. The smartphone includes cameras on both from and back. On the rear panel, the Micromax Spark Go sports a 5MP fixed-focus camera, while on the front there a 2MP selfie camera. Both the front and the rear camera comes paired with flash which will help users to click well-lit pictures in low-light scenarios.
The new smartphone from Micromax is backed by a 2000mAh battery and comes with several connectivity options like 4G LTE, VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth v4.0, GPS, a Micro USB port. It also includes a 3.5mm headphone jack.
Micromax Spark Go: Pricing and Availability
As for the availability, the Spark Go will be available for purchase in India October 26 onwards exclusively on Flipkart as noted earlier. The phone will be available in two colours Rose Gold and Silver for Rs 3,999. Additionally, as a part of the launch offer, customers buying the Micromax Spark Go will get up to 25GB of additional 4G data from Reliance Jio. The buyers will also be able to avail 5GB additional data benefits on prepaid recharges of Rs 198/ Rs 299. This offer is available only for a maximum of five recharges.
Micromax Spark Go: Competitors in India
Right now, there aren't many Android Go smartphones available in India and the cheapest one to launch to date is the Micromax Spark Go itself. The primary competitor to the Micromax Spark Go is the popular Nokia 1 which according to HMD Global is the best-selling device under Rs 5,000 in India. The Nokia 1 also runs Android 8.1 Oreo (Go Edition), but what separates it from the competitors is timely software updates.
The phone is powered by a MediaTek chipset and has 1GB of RAM, 8GB of internal storage The Nokia Xpress On add-on covers is yet another little addition from HMD which attracts a lot of buyers out there. The Nokia 1 is available for purchase around Rs 5,000 in India, slightly lower than the launch price of Rs 5,499.