Indigenous smartphone maker Micromax has launched a new budget handset, Bolt A40, in India.

Micromax posted an image of the new phone on the official social-networking website Facebook on Friday. It confirmed that the device will be priced ₹5,799. However, details regarding its date of availability is still under wraps.

Micromax Bolt A40 sports a 4.5-inch TFT screen with 480x854p display resolution and houses a 2.0-megapixel primary camera with flash support. It also features a 0.3-megapixel (VGA) secondary camera.

The device packs a 1GHz Spreadtrum processor with 512MB RAM and 512MB inbuilt memory with options of expansion up to 32GB via microSD card.

The handset is backed by 1500 mAh battery which claims to give 175 hours on standby mode and close to 4.5 hours on talk time mode.

On the downside, the device runs on the three-generation old Android OS v2.3.5 Gingerbread. Other smartphones in the same range are are offered with the Android v4.2 Jelly Bean OS.

As of now, there is no official word on when the budget phone would hit the Indian market. If rumors are to believed, the smartphone is expected to be release by the end of next week.

Key specifications of Micromax Bolt A40:


Micromax Bolt A40


4.5-inch TFT screen with 480x854p display resolutions


Android v2.3.5 Gingerbread OS


Spreadtrum SC6820 processor with 1GHz CPU speed


512MB Ram

Storage capacity

512MB ROM, expandable up to 32GB


Main: 2.0-megapixel camera with flash support

Front: 0.3-megapixel VGA camera


2G (no 3G support)


1500 mAh

Talk time: up to 4.5 hours

Standby time: 175 hours


Bluetooth v2.1, Wi-Fi, micro USB v2.0, FM radio, EDGE/GPS, microSD card slot