Affordable Micromax A35 Bolt Arrives in India, Priced at $80/€60

The smartphone ships with Android 2.3 Gingerbread out of the box

By on February 15th, 2013 00:01 GMT

Now that Micromax’s A116 Canvas HD phablet made its way onto the market, the Indian company can continue to launch affordable Android phones.

Micromax A35 is the first device in the newly launched Bolt Series of smartphones. The handset has just been released in India as Micromax A35 Bolt and is now available for purchase via leading retailers across the country for only Rs 4,250 outright, which is about $80 or €60.

Aimed at first time smartphone users, Micromax A35 ships with Android 2.3.5 Gingerbread platform out of the box and is likely to stay on this version until it reaches EOL (end of life) status.

However, the device introduces its new application Flash Transfer, which allows users to share images, videos, songs, files and applications with a simple swipe.

Users only need to drag content across the screen or simply shake and share smoothly between Android devices. Keep in mind that the Flash Transfer application works on Wi-Fi network, making one of the devices a Hotspot and sharing files over the private network.

Hardware-wise, the A35 Bolt is far from being impressive, but it gets the job done. The smartphone is equipped with a 1GHz single-core processor and 512MB of RAM.

Micromax does not mention the amount of storage, but users will be able to further expand internal memory up to 16GB via microSD memory card.

On the back, Micromax A35 Bolt sports a mediocre 2-megapixel photo snapper, while in the front there’s a secondary VGA camera.

Obviously, it offers Bluetooth 2.1 and Wi-Fi connectivity, as well as GPS with A-GPS support and dual-SIM capability (GSM+GSM).

Last but not least, the A35 Bolt is powered by a 1500 mAh Li-Ion battery, which should provide up to 4.5 hours of talk time. No word on the standby time value for the moment.

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