It seems Micromax has planned to relaunch new Handsets in all its category that were launched in past. Recently we have seen a whole new series Canvas FUN series
that were designed considering Fun and Entertainment and youth. Now, they are back with there BOLT series. Micromax has unrevealed BOLT A 40
.As the name suggests , BOLT category devices are low budget handsets and the highest priced Bolt A67 comes with a price tag of 6K. From the previous launches , Micromax has confirmed that Design is one of the primary goal along with the software modifications
. From this device also, we get the same feel. Device is well built
and is not a cheap plastic only. Camera position is moved from the upper central to upper left and back cover is made of two parts rather than a plastic single back cover. Overall the design seems impressive.
Bolt A 40 has a 4.5 Inch capacitive touch screen with the resolution of 480*854 pixels. Major setback is in terms of Operating system. All recent devices launched are running on jelly bean or atleast Ice cream sandwich but this device is running on 2.3.5 Gingerbread. We are not sure of what factors comes in path that restricted them to give atleast a 4.0 Ice cream sandwich. Bolt A 40 comes with 1Ghz of Spreadtrum SC6820 processor. This is very rare to find a Micromax device running on some different chipset. Benchmark performance and other checks will identify the true power of this chipset. RAM of device is 512 MB which is OK but the ROM is also 512 MB that is something people will not going to appreciate. 512 MB ROM might seems justifying with the old operating system which has not so heavy graphics games.
Primary camera of the device is 2 MP with flash , we can not expect very good quality snaps here. Front has a 0.3 MP camera for video chats. There is NO AUTO focus and can record video up to 640*480 resolution.
Internal storage for app installation is only 64 MB. Further memory can be expanded via 32GB sd card.
Handset is a dual GSM SIM support and comes with all basic connectivity features like bluethooth , wifi, gps and many more.
Battery of the device is 1500mAh and is rated to give 4.5 hours of talktime and 175 hours of standby.
price of the device is unknown but as a BOLT category phone , we can expect it to be around 5k. More than that will create many problems in sale as other factors will start coming into picture other than Build quality only.
Sources : Micromax