Micromax has launched yet another budget smartphone in the form of Canvas Xpress 2 in India. The Canvas Xpress 2 will be competitively priced at Rs 5,999 and is touted to be the most affordable Octa-core smartphone in the market. The phones sports a 5-inch HD Corning Gorilla 3 display and is powered by a 1.4GHz Octa-core MediaTek MTK6592M chipset paired with a 1GB LPDDR3 RAM.
The camera department is graced by a 13-Megapixel primary sensor and a 2-Megapixel secondary sensor. Micromax has used the 5P Largan Lens also found in the Yu Yureka. Storage is taken care by a 8GB of onboard memory accompanied by a microSD card slot that can accommodate an additional 32GB.
Micromax Xpress 2 will be running on Android KitKat 4.4.2 and will be soon receiving Android Lollipop update. The phone is backed up by a 2500mAh battery pack which is rated to offer a standby of 393 hours and a talktime of 9.5 hours.
Its good to know that Micromax has spared some thoughts and carried out drastic upgrades on the Canvas Xpress 2 as opposed to the Canvas Xpress. Micromax has followed its tradition of sprucing up its devices with few features like Smart Gestures, Quick Look (Social Media Hub) and a Camera Widget. Canvas Xpress 2 comes with the usual bevy of connectivity options including 3G, Bluetooth 4.0, Dual-SIM and Wi-Fi.
The device is fitted with Cirrus Logic Wolfson Stereo system and comes with the usual set of pre-installed apps that Micromax is famous for. Interestingly Micromax has taken the flash sale route and accordingly expects users to register in the time window of 27th July to 3rd August. The actual flash sale will be conducted on 4th August 2015 from 2pm onwards.
The Canvas Xpress 2 is endowed with the uphill task of competing with phones like Xiaomi Redmi 2 which has established itself in the sub Rs 6000 price point. The only edge Micromax had over Xiaomi was the fact that the latter’s devices sold extensively via the brick and mortar stores and this seems to be neutralized by the fact that even Micromax will prescribe to a Flash sale model for the Xpress 2.