Spreadtrum LTE SoC platform powers Bharat 2, the latest smartphone from Micromax

Powered by Spreadtrum’s SC9832 LTE SoC platform, Micromax’s Bharat 2 enables smoother customer transition to the next wave of technology

New Delhi, India- April 20, 2017- In a testimony to its growing market dominance, the SC9832 processor from Spreadtrum Communications (“Spreadtrum”), a leading fabless semiconductor company, has been adopted for Micromax’s newly launched smartphone, Bharat 2. The latest integration underlines Spreadtrum’s vision of leveraging innovative mobile technologies to enable high-performance digital connectivity for Indian consumers at extremely affordable price points.

Based on ARM Cortex-A7 configuration, Spreadtrum SC9832 is a 28nm quad-core processor with five modes – TDD-LTE, FDD-LTE, WCDMA/HSPA(+), GSM and GPRS. The LTE SoC chip platform clocks at 1.3GHz and supports 4G with VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0 and GPS.

Dr. Leo Li, Chairman and CEO, Spreadtrum, said, “Spreadtrum’s world-class innovations have been making high-performance mobile connectivity more accessible and within-the-means for aspiring smartphone owners across the globe. We are delighted to partner with Micromax, one of the leading mobile phone manufacturers in India, for its smartphone, Bharat 2.  Equipped with Spreadtrum’s SC9832 chipset, Bharat 2 will make high-speed, affordable 4G VoLTE connectivity a tangible reality for Indian consumers and will give the vision of inclusive digital empowerment beyond geographical and socioeconomic boundaries a big boost.”

“Spreadtrum and Micromax have been close strategic partners since 2012 and together, we co-develop and customise solutions for the Indian consumer and take the leading Spreadtrum innovations to the market. We are delighted to partner with Spreadtrum for Bharat 2 that will bring the next set of meaningful innovations to the masses”, said Vikas Jain, Co-Founder, Micromax Informatics Ltd.

Powered by Spreadtrum’s SC9832 Micromax Bharat 2 is a Google certified smartphone and features 512MB of RAM, 4GB of internal storage (expandable to 32GB via a microSD card), and a 2MP rear camera with LED flash, along with a 4-inch WVGA display and a VGA front camera for video calling and selfies. The affordable smartphone has been launched at an extremely cost-effective price point, driving the adoption of Internet for the next set of Indian consumers.

About Spreadtrum Communications

As an affiliate of Tsinghua Unigroup, Ltd, Spreadtrum Communications is a fabless semiconductor company that develops mobile chipset platforms for smartphones, feature phones and other consumer electronics products, supporting 2G, 3G and 4G wireless communications standards. Spreadtrum’s solutions combine its highly integrated, power-efficient chipsets with customizable software and reference designs in a complete turnkey platform, enabling customers to achieve faster design cycles with a lower development cost. Spreadtrum’s customers include global and China-based manufacturers developing mobile products for consumers in China and emerging markets around the world. For more information, please visit www.spreadtrum.com

About Micromax

Micromax Informatics Limited is the 10th largest mobile brand in the world (Counterpoint Research) and one of the leading consumer electronics company. Over the past decade, Micromax has pioneered the democratization of technology for masses by offering affordable innovations through their products and removing barriers for large scale adoption of advanced technologies. The brand embraces innovative product portfolio ranging from feature rich, dual – SIM phones, 4G Android smartphones, tablets, Smart televisions, Air Conditioners and Laptops. With successful operations across India, Russia and other SAARC markets, Micromax sells more than 3 million Mobility Devices every month.

For more information, please visit www.micromaxinfo.com