Micromax came up with a new lineup of smartphones called Bolt with the launch of A35 Bolt in February. Following the success of the dual SIM smartphone priced at Rs 4,250, the India based vendor has come up with another handset in the same lineup.
In March, a new handset dubbed as A51 Bolt was spotted on the company website with all the specifications and features. However, there was no information on its price at that time.
Now, it seems like Micromax has silently announced the launch of the A51 Bolt in India. Well, the handset has appeared online on a couple of retailer sites including Snapdeal and Saholic at a price of Rs 4,599. From the listing, it is evident that the handset is available for instant purchase and hence, it can be said that Micromax has launched them online with an official announcement on the same pending.
Have a look at the main specifications of Bolt A51 below.
Display: Bolt A51 has a 3.5 inch capacitive touchscreen display with a resolution of 480 x 320 pixels.
Processor: The handset has an 832MHz processor under its hood.
Operating System: Bolt A51 is based on Android 2.3.7 Gingerbread platform, which is an older version of the operating system.
Camera: In terms of camera optics, Bolt A51 has a 2MP rear camera and a 0.3MP front camera for video calling.
Storage: Bolt A51 has 512MB internal storage, 256MB RAM and a micro SD card slot supporting up to 16GB additional storage.
Connectivity: The handset comes packed with connectivity features including Bluetooth, 2G, 3G and Wi-Fi.
Battery: Loaded with a 1,500 mAh battery, Bolt A51 has up to 4.5 hours talk time.
Bolt A51 will come preloaded applications including MiStore and MiBuddy as the other Micromax smartphones and Flash Transfer as in Bolt A35.
Bolt A51 - Samsung Rex 90 Rival?
Analyzing the specs, it is clear that Bolt A51 is aimed to take over Samsung Rex 90 - the newly launched budget smartphone at Rs 5,870.
As far as specs are concerned, Rex 90 comes with a 3.5 inch TFT capacitive touchscreen display with a resolution of 320 x 480 pixels, 3.2MP rear camera, dual SIM support, Wi-Fi, micro SD card slot supporting up to 32GB, 1,000 mAh Li-Ion battery offering 15 hours of talk time and is priced at Rs 5,870. Being a feature phone, Rex 90 will be in trouble with the launch of Karbonn A6.
Rex 90 lacks several important elements such as 3G, a front camera for video calling and an enhanced battery, that are major downsides of the handset as compared to the low priced A51 Bolt.