Micromax, one of the most prolific Indian handset manufacturers, has just announced the availability of the A60 sequel, the A70 with Android 2.2 Froyo on board
Although the smartphone's price has yet to be announced, it appears that Micromax A70 is now available for pre-order via online retailer Flipkart for Rs. 7,999 (about $180) without contract.
At first glance, Micromax A70
design is ripped off HTC, which is not necessarily a bad thing, especially if we take into consideration the low price of the smartphone.
However, the handset is a more affordable alternative to HTC's Wildfire and Wildfire S entry-level smarphones, which are also available for purchase in India for prices starting at Rs. 10,000 (about $225).
The A70 features a bar form factor and measures 111 x 58 x 13.5mm, while its weight (85g, battery included) recommends it as one of the lightest Android smartphones available on the Indian market.
Equipped with a low-performance processor clocked at 600 MHz, Micromax A70 runs Google's Android 2.2 Froyo platform, with low chances of being upgraded to Gingerbread.
The smartphone comes with a 3.2-inch capacitive touchscreen display with 262k colors support and 320 x 480 pixels resolution.
Besides the 5-megapixel photo snapper on the back, Micromax A70 includes a secondary VGA front facing camera for video calls, as well.
There are no information regarding the amount of memory the phone embeds, but the A70 comes with a microSD card slot for memory expansion (up to 32GB).
Micromax A70 offers users a complete connectivity solution, including HSDPA
(7.2 Mbps) and Wi-Fi connectivity, along with Bluetooth 2.1, built-in GPS with A-GPS support and microUSB 2.0.
The phone's standard 1450 mAh Li-Ion battery should provide users with up to 7 days of standby time or up to 4 hours of talk time.
According to Flipkart, Micromax A70 is expected to be available in the fourth week of July.