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Micromax’s Octa-Core Canvas Nitro A311 And A Dual-Core Bolt A067 Go On Sale In India

December 16, 2014 - Written By Yash Garg

Indian smartphone manufacturer Micromax has introduced another couple of smartphones for its home country. The duo consists of an updated variation of the already very popular Canvas Nitro — the Canvas Nitro A311 — and the budget Bolt A067. While Micromax’s Canvas series phones make most noise on the internet, it is the affordable Bolt series that has propelled the company to be a household name. Typically, Bolt series devices never cost more than the magic figure of US$100.

Coming to the new launches, the A311, as I mentioned before, is a slight variation of the Canvas Nitro. If you remember, the Canvas Nitro was launched by Micromax about a couple months back. Most, including industry analysts, saw the Canvas Nitro as a budget alternative to the Xiaomi Mi3, which had just arrived on the scene before sweeping away a lot of Micromax’s share. The updates A311 Canvas Nitro now has 16GB of on-board storage, upped from a meagre 8GB from the initial model. The device will continue to sell for Rs. 12,999, which is a little over $200. It comes with a 5-inch 720p display, an octa-core 1.7GHz processor (the MediaTek MT6592), 2GB of RAM, 16GB of on-board storage (as mentioned earlier) and a 2500mAh battery, besides a camera duo of a 13-megapixel front and a 5-megapixel rear shooters.

Moving to the budget Bolt A067, it comes with a rather teeny 4-inch display, a dual-core 1.3GHz processor (presumably the MT6572, or a variant thereof), 512MB of RAM, and 4GB of on-board storage which will be expandable. Like the rest of the phone, the camera section too doesn’t boast of specifications that aim for the stars… and it therefore has a VGA front camera and a 2-megapixel rear snapper. All this, on the Bolt A067, will be powered by a 1300mAh battery. The phone will run Android 4.4.2 KitKat, which is sort of a consolation. Micromax has however priced the device pretty aggressively, at Rs. 3,999 or $63.

Both phones will soon hit shelves on stores online and offline, but you can expect the Canvas Nitro A311 to have a greater impact as far as sales go.