Micromax keeps on releasing devices, it actually feels like they release a new device every couple of days. This India-based smartphone manufacturer has interesting plans for the future though, not only were they one of Google’s initial Android One release partners, but the company agreed on a partnership with Cyanogen. This basically means that Micromax will have an exclusive on CyanogenMod ROM in India, so we’ll probably see some interesting devices being pushed to the market in the near future. Let’s see what Micromax and Cyanogen can provide for Indian users and perhaps some of us outside of that Asian country.
Talking about handsets, Micromax has just announced yet another handset for the Indian market, this time around we’re talking about a low-end device. Micromax Bolt A067 is company’s newest and extremely affordable device. This handset features a 4-inch display 800 x 480 in resolution along with 512MB of RAM and 4GB of internal storage (expandable via MicroSD card up to 32GB). Bolt A067 is powered by a dual-core processor clocked at 1.3GHz, we’re talking about a MediaTek chip quite probably, judging by Micromax’s previous handsets, its price and this chip’s clock rate. As far as camera’s go, on the back of this handset you’ll find a 2-megapixel snapper while there’s a 0.3-megapixel shooter on the front side of the device. Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n connectivity is present, as is Bluetooth 4.0, but, unfortunately, this devices sports only 2G connectivity as far as mobile connection goes, no 3G available here. 1300mAh battery ships with this device and Android 4.4 KitKat comes pre-installed here. It’s worth mentioning that this is a dual-SIM handset.
This handset comes in Red, Yellow, Black, White and Green color options and is priced at Rs. 3,899 ($63), according to a Mumbai-based retailer Manish Khatri from Mahesh Telecom. You can check out the retail packaging down below. This is a very affordable handset, no doubt about that, but it comes with a lot of trade-offs in my humble opinion and I’d rather spend a bit more and get a decent mid-range handset. Micromax definitely has the demand for such devices though considering the company keeps on releasing them, so it makes sense.