Micromax has unveiled its selfie smartphone- Micromax Canvas Selfie in India. This smartphone is powered by 1.7 GHz Tru-Octacore processor and runs on Android KitKat 4.4 operating system. It features a 4.7 inch HD IPS display with corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection. It entails 2 GB RAM and 16 GB internal memory expandable up to 32 GB. The USP of this smartphone is its camera, it sports 13 mega pixel camera on both the rear and front ends with flash and Sony Sensor. It packs a 2300 mAh battery. It includes Wi-fi, Bluetooth 4.0, 3G and GPS as connectivity options.
Speaking on the launch, Mr. Vineet Taneja, Chief Executive Officer, Micromax said, “At Micromax, customer centricity has always been at the core of developing products. With over a million selfies being taken every day, out of which 40% claim to re-touch them, we have created a perfect blend of hardware and software to give you that perfect selfie. The Canvas Selfie is an ideal smartphone for the selfie-obsessed users delivering fantastic images and equipping them with great beauty editing tools to look glamourous always.”
Specifications of Micromax Canvas Selfie Smartphone
- Processor: 1.7 GHz Tru-Octacore processor
- Operating System: Android KitKat 4.4
- Display: 4.7 inch HD IPS display with corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection
- RAM: 2 GB
- ROM: 16 GB (Expandable up to 32 GB)
- Front and Rear Camera: 13 mega pixel with flash and Sony sensor
- Battery: 2300 mAh
- Connectivity Options: Wi-fi, Bluetooth 4.0, 3G and GPS
- Color Options: Mystic Blue and Angelic White
In addition to 13 mega pixel rear and front cameras, this phone is equipped with built-in camera apps for enhanced and superior quality pictures. These apps include Eye enhancement, Face slimming, Skin smoothening, Teeth whitening and Remove oil. As their name suggests, starting from Eye enhancement app, these apps are for making changes to eyes, flattening the face, making the sin flawless, making teeth look more whiter and to make the face look oil free respectively.
There are many smartphones available in Indian smartphone market with 13 mega pixel rear camera, but there are just few handsets with good front facing camera. This smartphone will compete with other phones with ‘Selfie Phone’ tags like HTC Desire 820 and Titanium Octane Plus
HTC Desire 820 is powered by 1.5 GHz Octa-core Cortex A53 processor alongside 2 GB RAM, runs on Android 4.4 KitKat operating system. It features a larger 5.5-inch display, sports a 13 mega pixel rear camera, 8 mega pixel front camera and packs a 2600 mAh lithium polymer battery.
Another rival Selfie smartphone is Titanium Octane Plus which is powered by 1.7GHz Octa-core MT6592 processor alongside 2GB RAM and runs on Android 4.4 operating system. It sports a 16 mega pixel rear camera and 8 mega pixel front facing camera. It is equipped with 5 inch display and packs a 2000 mAh lithium battery.
Price and Availability
This dual-SIM selfie smartphone from Micromax comes with advanced features, amazing cameras on both ends and equips tremendous in-built storage of 16 GB. It will be available in Mystic Blue and Angelic White colors and will go on sale in India starting from mid-January 2015 while the price of the phone has not yet been revealed, but we expect that it will be priced somewhere around Rs. 20,000 in India (estimated price).
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