Micromax has launched two budget 3G-enabled smartphones, the Bolt S300 and Bolt D320. Both phones are available in Black colour, and come bundled with two month free data plans for Vodafone users. The Micromax Bolt S300 will be available in the market from Tuesday at Rs. 3,300, while the Micromax Bolt D320 will be available from mid-April onwards – no price has been revaled for the latter yet.
The dual-SIM Micromax Bolt S300 runs Android 4.4.3 KitKat out-of-the-box and features a 4-inch WVGA (480×800 pixels) display. The smartphone is powered by a 1GHz single-core Spreadtrum SC7715 processor coupled with 512MB of RAM.
The Micromax Bolt S300 packs 0.3-megapixel front and rear cameras. It comes with 4GB of inbuilt storage, which is further expandable via microSD card (up to 32GB).
On the connectivity front, the smartphone offers 3G, GPRS/ EDGE, Wi-Fi, GPS, Micro-USB, and Bluetooth 2.1 options. The Bolt S300 packs a 1200mAh battery, which is rated to deliver up to 4.5 hours of talk time, and 155 hours of standby time.
On the other hand, the dual-SIM Micromax Bolt D320 runs Android 4.4.2 KitKat, and sports a 4.5-inch FWVGA (480×854) display. It is powered by a 1.2GHz dual-core processor coupled with 512MB of RAM.
The Micromax Bolt D320 packs 3.2-megapixel rear camera with LED flash, and a 0.3-megapixel front-facing camera. It comes with 4GB of inbuilt storage, which is further expandable via microSD card (up to 32GB). It packs a 1600 mAh battery. Further details were not available at the time of writing.
Talking about the launch, Mr Vineet Taneja, Chief Executive Officer, Micromax said, “India today has only 70mn 3G subscribers, which is a mere 10 percent of the overall subscribers. With today’s launch we are reinforcing our commitment to democratize technology, making 3G available at affordable price points and urging more users to join the mobile broadband journey.” He further added, “With one of the widest distribution networks in the country spanning across more than 50,000 smartphone retail outlets, we are uniquely positioned to accelerate the 3G ecosystem further, thus contributing to country’s vision of 600mn broadband users by 2020. As always we have taken time to understand the consumer need & delivered superb value to the first time 3G user. The new range of 3G smartphones is designed to deliver an unparalleled experience through a combination of faster speed, large screen, good battery life and optimal processing power.