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Bolt A35: Micromax Dual SIM Handset Debuts at Rs 4250 to Battle With Samsung Rex Budget Range
While, Micromax has already debuted its Jelly Bean phablet - Canvas HD for its consumers at Rs 13,990, the latest is that following the launch of Samsung Rex mobile phone range on Valentine's Day, the India based smartphone maker has now come up with a second gift for the season - a dual SIM smartphone - Bolt A35 at Rs 4,250.
Being the first one in the new Bolt lineup of smartphones, the handset seems to be priced reasonably.
The latest Micromax offering comes with several features including the Flash Transfer feature that allows consumers to share content faster. However, the handset is based on Android Gingerbread, which might be a disappointed for some consumers.
Lets have a look at the specs of Micromax Bolt A35 below.
Display: Bolt A35 has a 3.97 inch capacitive touchscreen display with a resolution of 800 x 480 pixels.
Processor: The handset has a 1GHz processor under its hood.
Operating System: Bolt A35 is based on Android 2.3.5 Gingerbread platform, which is outdated.
Camera: In terms of camera optics, Bolt A35 has a 2MP rear camera and a 0.3MP front camera for video calling.
Storage: While there is no information on the internal storage capacity and RAM, Bolt A35 has a micro SD card slot supporting up to 32GB additional storage.
Connectivity: The handset comes packed with connectivity features including Bluetooth, 2G and Wi-Fi.
Battery: Loaded with a 1,500 mAh battery, Bolt A35 has up to 4.5 hours talk time.
As claimed by Micromax in the press release, Bolt A35 has Fash Transfer feature, which enables users to share apps, games, photos, videos, songs and more with just a swipe. Users can drag content across the screen or simply shake and share seamlessly between Android devices at blazing fast speeds.
Price & Availability
Micromax has priced Bolt A35 at Rs 4,250 and its will be available in all the leading retail outlets in the nation from today itself.
Micromax Bolt A35 - Rival to Samsung Rex Lineup?
It is only today that Samsung has launched its Rex lineup of feature phones including Rex 90, Rex 80, Rex 70 and Rex 60 in the price range of Rs 4,280 to Rs 6,490.
Observing the previous launches made by Micromax and Samsung, it is clear that both the companies are launching handsets almost at the same time frame. Recently, Canvas HD was launched by the India based vendor a day before the release of Samsung Galaxy Grand.
Coming to the newly launched Samsung Rex handsets, all are full touch TouchWiz and Bada OS powered handsets with customizable homescreens. Of the four handsets, Rex 70 and Rex 90 are dual SIM handsets with the True Hot Swap feature of Samsung.
As far as specs are concerned, Rex 60 has a 2.8 inch QVGA display and 1.3MP rear camera, Rex 70 has a 3 inch QVGA display and 2MP rear camera, Rex 80 comes with a 3 inch QVGA display and a 3MP camera and finally, Rex 90 has a 3.5 inch HVGA display and a 3.2MP camera.
Analyzing the duo specifications, it is clear that Micromax has come up with a better specced Android smartphone at the same price point. However, for those consumers interested in the feature phones, Samsung might be suitable.