The built-in solar panel allow the phone to get automatically charged when exposed to sunlight. It is targeted to rural consumers, who always grapple with power cuts over long durations. According to the company, three hours of solar charge offers 1.5 hours of talk time on the phone.
Micromax X259 features a 2.4-inch QVGA screen with a resolution of 240x320p, 1000mAh Li-ion battery and dual-SIM dual-standby feature. The handset also supports Bluetooth connectivity.
Rahul Sharma, co-founder, Micromax said that “We have been at the forefront of innovation. We have introduced many categories into this competitive Industry be it long battery life phones or dual SIM phones. With the introduction of this our intent is to get rid of the mobile phone charger by including a solar panel on the device itself.”