A price for the Micromax A65 Smarty 4.3 has been revealed and the phone is available at online retail in India for just under Rs. 5,000. The dual SIM device sports a screen size which sits slightly under 11cm and a now fairly aged Android OS, considering we recently saw the company reveal the Canvas HD A116 with Jelly Bean.
The A65 Smarty 4.3, as might be deduced, comes with 4.3 inches of technological real estate incorporating a multi-touch display with WVGA visuals. This means images and video are shot out at a resolution of 480 x 800 pixels. And the handset runs on the Gingerbread version of Android. Yes this is a fairly old iteration of Google’s mobile platform, but it must be kept in perspective since the phone is built with a low budget in mind.
In keeping with the low cost, there is a 2MP camera on the back with LED flash, although auto focus is not one of the features of this snapper. Then there’s a 0.3MP front-facing webcam, but since the phone comes with EDGE connectivity, users will have to attach to a Wi-Fi network in order to experience video chat. It also has Bluetooth 2.1 and a USB 2.0 port.
The handset features 512MB of RAM, and although there is a 4GB ROM, only 190MB of internal memory is accessible to the user. But not to worry; this can be expanded up to 32GB. At the heart of the budget device is an ARM Cortex A5 processor which runs at 1GHz. This is all crammed into a package of 69.7mm x 130mm x 10.95mm dimensions and about 148 grams.
The Micromax A65 Smarty 4.3 is available on Flipkart for Rs. 4,999 although it is listed as out of stock the e-retailer. On eBay India, the handset costs Rs. 7,475. It is powered by a 1350mAh Li-ion battery, which is claimed can deliver 5 hours of talk time or about 200 hours on standby.
Take a look at the specifications as listed below.
Platform: Android v2.3.5 (Gingerbread) OS
Display: 4.3-inch WVGAmulti-touch screen
Screen resolution: 480 x 800 pixels
Main camera: 2MP with flash support and CMOS sensor, on rear
Secondary camera: 0.3MP, front-facing
Internal memory: 4GB ROM, 190MB user-accessible, expandable up to 32GB
Processor: 1GHz ARM Cortex A5 chip
Connectivity: Bluetooth v2.1, Wi-Fi, USB 2.0
Battery capacity: 1350mAh
Battery type: Li-ion
Dimensions: 69.7 x 130 x 10.95 millimeters
Weight: 148 grams
Others: dual SIM, EDGE connectivity