Listed on the Micromax website right now are the Bolt Q331 and the Bolt S302 handsets which are targeted towards those looking for cheap Android devices. However, what’s more interesting is that these devices are being bundled with WhatsApp data packs from Airtel, which are anti net neutrality in every way. Previously, the Canvas Spark 2 has also been offered with such a pack by the firm.
Despite the furore on this matter, Airtel and other telecom operators continue offering such data packs to customers in India. The stringent net neutrality guidelines which are needed are still to be completely framed and enforced by the Indian government. Both the Micromax Bolt Q331 and the Bolt S302 are being offered with free WhatsApp data, although the exact details of the plan are still unknown.
The two phones even come with the messaging app pre-installed on them, along with Facebook. The Bolt Q331 is the larger one among the two KitKat handsets, sporting a 5-inch 480 x 854 pixel display. It features regional keyboard facilities and offers such components as a 1.2GHz quad core processor, 512MB of RAM, a 5MP rear camera, a 2MP selfie camera and a 2000mAh battery.
The Micromax Bolt S302 on the other hand, is a more lower-end affair than the above mentioned device. It goes for a 4-inch 800 x 480 display, and runs on a 1GHz single core processor. There’s 512MB of RAM onboard, apart from a 2MP rear camera, a VGA front shooter and a 1450mAh battery.
The new Micromax Bolt Q331 and Bolt S302 smartphones are currently listed without their price and availability information. Their maker’s endorsement of Airtel’s net neutrality-breaking WhatsApp plans will definitely get a lot of its fans worried.