Grameenphone introduces two 4G smartphones in Bangladesh, on the eve of the launching 4G services as soon as it receives the license. The co-branded smartphones were introduced through an unveiling ceremony at a hotel in Dhaka.
The two co-branded smartphones, WE T1 and Micromax Canvas 1, were officially introduced by Brigadier General Md. Nasim Parvez, afwc, psc, Director General, Spectrum Management, BTRC, who was present as chief guest.
Grameenphone CEO Michael Foley, Deputy CEO & CMO, Yasir Azman, Vikas Jain, Co-Founder of Micromax Informatics Ltd. and Syed Farhad Ahmed, Managing Director, Aamra Holdings Ltd. were also present in the event.
Speaking at the unveiling ceremony, Michael Foley, CEO, Grameenphone said, “Our 4G journey starts when we have the license in hand, and so does the journey for many of our valued customers. Grameenphone strives to give its customers the best experience on the best technology and product. It is our intention to provide the best 4G experience for our customers on the most affordable handsets. 4G can be a game changer for many data users and for customers to get the best experience on our network they will need to have the right smartphone in their hands.”
Brig. Gen. Md. Nasim Parvez, DG, Spectrum, congratulated Grameenphone, Micromax Informatics Ltd. and Aamra Holdings Ltd. for introducing such devices into the marker and expressed his expectations that the two devices would make owning a 4G handset more affordable for the general people.
Grameenphone DCEO & CMO, Yasir Azman expressed his pride in the first-ever cobranded 4G smartphones from Grameenphone and reiterated that the company had been working closely with device manufacturers to introduce great value proposition devices that provide an exceptional experience for buyers.
“In the last two years, we have introduced seven 3G smartphones in four phases that have made access to 3G data service affordable. We intend to do the same today with our first co-branded 4G smartphones.”
With the introduction of 4G, these phones will perform with full HD video streaming, crystal clear video calling, super-fast downloading, smooth music streaming and buffer free live TV. 4G enabled smartphones will be an essential element towards ensuring quality 4G performance and service delivery with the launch of 4G within the next few days.
WE T1 is the most affordable 4G smartphone and beautifully glass finished design with 5” HD IPS display with 2.5D curved glass. It has faster processing speed with 1.3 GHz Quad-core processor with 1GB RAM & 8GB ROM. Both Rear and Selfie camera is 5 MP BSI (Backside illumination) to give fantastic pictures even in low light. The phone has an energy efficient battery of 2200 mAh. WE T1 customer will enjoy 50GB free WE cloud storage with this smartphone. WE T1 will be available in all GP exclusive sales points with two gorgeous color variants- Cosmic Blue and Jet Black at a cost of BDT 4,444 only.
Micromax Canvas-1 is the elegant, super sleek 4G smartphone with a graceful curve that melts in the palm with GP logo embossed in high glaze finished design backshell. The 5” HD IPS In-Cell Display in 2.5D curved glass provides the brighter images even in sunlight. Large memory capacity with 2GB DDR3 RAM & 16GB ROM and 1.3 GHz Quad-core processor ensures the super speed performance.
The phone has energy efficient 2500 mAh battery. Micromax Canvas 1 has brilliant 8MP rear and 5 MP Selfie cameras with Autofocus & LED Flash and 85-degree wide angle lenses and HDR contrast balance. The camera brings some exciting and intelligent features like Face beauty, Age detection, watermark, time lapse etc. The gorgeous smartphone will be available in Chrome Black color only from all GP exclusive sales points at the cost of BDT 7,599 only.
Both the 4G smartphone is powered by Android 7.0 OS. Both phones come with a great bundle offer from Grameenphone starting from February 20th, 2018. GP customers who register the smartphone on the GP network will get 4GB free internet, 50 minutes of talk time and 1 GB internet (for BDT 29). The bundle offer can be availed maximum 12 times in 6 months. The validity of the data and voice will be 7 days.
For both smartphones customer will get 15 days Early Life Failure facility with a 1-year warranty from respective brand’s service centers.