Micromax has formally introduced the Canvas 4 A210, an impressive smartphone that has the potential to outsell the recently launched Karbonn Titanium S9. Showcased moments ago in a New Delhi-held event, the Micromax Canvas 4 comes with a powerful quad-core Cortex A7 processor clocked at 1.2 GHz and a large 5-inch True IPS display. Despite previous rumors, the panel will only feature standard HD resolution (720p), and not Full HD.
Besides the mentioned, the latest Micromax flagship will also integrate a state-of-the-art optical sensor with 13-megapixel resolution and another powerful camera on the front-facing side with 5-megapixel quality – we appreciate Micromax’s interest in self-taken pictures.
As expected from a high-end device, the Canvas 4 will be powered by Android 4.2.1 Jelly Bean out of the box and manufacturers have confirmed future over-the-air updates. For those that don’t know yet, the latest version of Android is 4.2.2 but you should do just fine with its predecessor. When it comes to storage, at this moment we do know that the phone will come with just 1GB of RAM, and not two.
As for internal memory, the user will actually get 10 GB out of 16GB. If you want more, you should know that its memory is also expandable up to 32 GB. The phone comes with a 2,000 mAh battery which is neither great nor bad.
Another interesting detail would be that the top bezel of the Canvas 4 acts as an antenna for Bluetooth, Wi-Fi and GPS systems, while the bottom part integrates GSM functionalities. The smartphone comes with a few goodies, as well, one of them being the fact that it is optimised for use while wearing gloves. Another one is quite funny, as you can unlock the phone by blowing a kiss. Tech-savvy girls will definitely find this enjoyable.
A special attention has been given to the 13 MP rear camera which can record 1080p video and comes with some special features as vertical panorama, anti-shake and face detection. Also, in burst mode, Canvas 4’s camera can capture up to 99 photos in less than 15 seconds, which is pretty impressive. The Canvas 4 also sports the eye-tracking feature, “borrowed” from Samsung’s Galaxy S4.
Another special feature that is actually quite practical is the video pinning feature which allows to pin a video that you are currently watching to the home screen so that you can perform other tasks. You can then always go on the homescreen and resume the video once you are done. Multitasking love at its best. There’s also a simultaneous video view allowing to play more videos in the same time.
To make the deal more sweet, Canvas has included in the acquisition of the Canvas 4 a special aluminium cover that is worth around Rs 3,000. Pre-orders have went live on June 28 and up until now, around 12,000 units are expected to ship. Of course, much more will come now, after the phone has been officially launched.
Radu Tyrsina has contributed to this post