Micromax on Thursday took the wraps of three new budget smartphones under its Bolt lineup - the Bolt S302, Bolt Q331, and Bolt Q338, priced at Rs. 3,199, Rs. 4,999, and Rs. 6,499, respectively. The dual-SIM smartphones support 3G connectivity and come pre-loaded with Firstouch, a translator app. The app, besides translating English language to native language, also lets users access apps in App Bazaar in their preferred language.
The Micromax Bolt S302 (seen above) runs on Android 4.4 KitKat OS out-of-the-box and features a 4-inch WVGA (480x800 pixels) TFT display. It is powered by a 1GHz single-core Spreadtrum (SC7715) processor clubbed with 512MB of RAM. It also packs 4GB of inbuilt storage expandable via microSD card (up to 32GB). A 2-megapixel rear camera with LED flash and a 1.3-megapixel front-facing camera also come housed inside the smartphone.
The Bolt S302 is backed by a 1450mAh battery that is rated to deliver up to 4 hours of talk time and up to 200 hours of standby time. Connectivity options include Bluetooth 4.0, Wi-Fi, Micro-USB, GPRS/ EDGE, A-GPS, and 3G.
The Micromax Bolt Q331 (seen above) runs Android 4.4.2 KitKat and features a 5-inch (480x854 pixels) IPS display. It is powered by a quad-core Spreadtrum (SC7731G) processor clocked at 1.2GHz coupled with 512MB of RAM. It packs 5-megapixel autofocus rear camera with LED flash alongside a 2-megapixel front-facing camera. 4GB of inbuilt storage can be further expanded via microSD card (up to 32GB). The Bolt Q331 packs a 2000mAh battery which is rated to deliver up to 6 hours of talk time and up to 200 hours of standby time.
The Micromax Bolt Q338 (seen above) runs on Android 5.1 Lollipop, and features a 5-inch HD (720x1280 pixels) IPS display. It is powered by a 1.3GHz quad-core MediaTek (MT6580) processor that's coupled with 1GB of RAM. The handset sports an 8-megapixel rear camera and a 5-megapixel front facing camera. It also comes with 8GB of built-in storage that is expandable via microSD card (up to 32GB). While the connectivity options stay the same, the smartphone is backed by a 2000mAh battery that is rated to deliver up to 7.5 hours talk time, and 360 hours of standby time. Preloaded apps on the Micromax Bolt Q338 include Chaatz, CleanMaster, Newshunt, SwiftKey, Snapdeal, Saavn, Quikr, Hike, and Hotstar apps. Also onboard is the Firstouch launcher.
The company is also offering 200MB of free Internet data only for WhatsApp or talk time worth Rs. 40 per month for five months from Airtel.
"Around 70-80 million Indians convert from their feature phones to smartphones every year and more and more consumers will use a smartphone for their initial computing and Internet needs leapfrogging the PC and laptop generation. We believe that smartphones will play a significant role in meeting PM's 'Digital India' vision to connect the next billion. Micromax, being a front runner in the sub 7.5k mass segment handsets, has taken a step ahead in its philosophy of democratizing technology to the masses and has come up with a special program to enable the consumers to take the next technological leap towards the smartphones from feature phones," said Shubhajit Sen, CMO, Micromax Informatics during the launch.