Android market for phone segment is getting bigger and bigger day by day. Now, even smaller companies have started shelling out their Android version of smartphones.
Micromax today launched the price for a smartphone that runs on Android. The new Micromax A70 is being offered for a price of approximately Rs 8,000 (around US $ 180). This phone is comparatively cheaper than other Android phones of bigger companies like Samsung etc. Micromax A7 even has features which are comparable to most of other high end smartphones from much bigger companies.
Below mentioned are features and specification of the new Micromax A70
Micromax A70 – Features And Specifications
- Google Android 2.2
- Touch Screen (Capacitive)
- Voice Record
- Voice Dialing/Voice Commands
- Motion Sensor
- GPS & Maps
- Conversation View SMS
- FM Radio
- Standard earphone jack
- 5.0 Megapixel Camera
- Camera Features: Auto-focus
- Secondary Camera (Video Calling Support)
- Music player
- Internet (GPRS+EDGE)
- Internet Connection Sharing (over USB/WiFi)
- Mundu TV
- Instant Messaging
- Android Market
- Document Viewer
- Document Editor
- Social Networking
- Java Support
Micromax A70 Price and Features in Short:
3.2 inch TFT capacitive touch screen
WiFi b/g, GPRS, EDGE, 3G, Bluetooth 2.1
Ships with Android 2.2 Froyo ( no word on future update)
1450mAH battery with upto 4hrs talktime and 7 days standby time
5MP rear facing camera 0.3MP front facing camera
Price approx Rs 8k (INR)
After having a look at these features, anybody can guess that this phone has pretty cool features for the price that it is being offered. One of the biggest selling points of this phone is that, that it is the only smartphone available in the market for a price tag of below Rs 10 thousand range along with front facing camera.
This smartphone has competitions from smartphones such as LG Optimus One, Spice MI-310, Samsung Galaxy Pop, HTC Wildfire, Dell XCD35 and Sony’s Xperia X10 and Xperia Mini.
The price wars have already begun in the smartphone arena. Let us now see whether the consumers are ready to move away from International brands to brands like Micromax.