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.