InFocus who’s more popular for their touch displays and LCD projectors have entered the fast growing Indian smartphone market with InFocus M2, a budget smartphone with decent looks and internals. Priced at Rs.4,999 (~$80), the M2 takes on the likes of Xiaomi Redmi 1S, Moto E 2015 and Google’s Android One series.
InFocus has teamed up with the eCommerce portal, Snapdeal.com to launch the M2 exclusively online. New companies coming to India are increasingly taking this route of launching their products exclusively through one of the big online portals in order to minimize the efforts required to setup the logistics in a country as big as India.
The InFocus M2 comes with a a 4.2-inch WXGA (1280 x 768) display at 355 ppi. 1.3GHz Mediatek MT6582 quad-core processor powers the device along with 1GB of RAM. There’s 8GB of internal storage along with a microSD slot capable of expanding the storage up to 64GB. Juicing up all these is a 2010mAh battery.
InFocus M2 Specifications
- 1.3GHz MT6582 Quad-Core processor
- 1GB RAM
- 4.2″ WXGA (1280×768) 355 ppi
- 8GB ROM, microSD (up to 64GB)
- 1GB RAM
- 8MP rear camera with AF, BSI sensor
- 8MP front camera with AF with LED flash
- 2010mAh battery
- WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, BT 4.0, GPS/APGS,FM radio
- Proximity sensor; Ambient light sensor; G-sensor; e-compass; Gyro
There’s a 8MP camera on both rear and front. InFocus is trying to cash in on the selfie craze by having an 8MP front facing camera which also comes with diffused LED flash for brighter selfies. This is the first time we are seeing an 8MP camera with LED flash for selfies on a smartphone priced below $100.
InFocus has partnered with Foxconn to produce the M2. It also comes with other cool features like Gesture Controls and TV-Direct Mode. The M2 runs on the previous gen Android 4.4 KitKat. It is available for purchase on Snapdeal for Rs.4,999 in Black and White color variants. On paper, this looks like a great value-for-money device. Stay tuned for our detailed review.