After not such a great year Micromax is looking to renew its prospects in the Indian market with its new smartphone, the Dual 5. The device was launched at an event in New Delhi and has been priced at Rs 24,999. Micromax has been teasing the Dual 5 from quiet some time and the highlight has always been the dual camera setup. Micromax is also promising a one year replacement warranty and the Dual 5 will be available on Flipkart, Micromax e-store and offline stores starting from 10 of April.
The Micromax Dual 5 comes equipped with a 5.5-inch FHD Super AMOLED display made of 2.5D Gorilla Glass 3 and is powered by the Snapdragon 652 coupled with 4GB of RAM. On the memory front, the device offers 128GB of onboard memory along with a Hybrid Slot. Camera setup on the Dual 5 includes dual 13-Megapixel cameras, one is used to snap the pictures in monochrome while the other in RGB. The temperature sensor allows users to adjust color level via the hardware sensor. The Micromax Dual 5 comes in Metal and the fingerprint sensor is placed at the back below the camera lens. Other imaging features include 4K video recording, time-lapse videos, slow-mo videos, Bokeh mode, slow shutter and 3D Video.
On the connectivity front, the Micromax Dual 5 is well endowed, it offers 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi, GPS and Infrared sensor. The Dual 5 still runs on the Android Marshmallow and is backed by a generous 3,200 mAh battery along with support for QuickCharge 3.0. Being a Micromax the Dual 5 does come baked in with a slew of apps and features including a private zone, multiple shooting options and other security features. The safe switch is one such hardware level security feature that is military grade. The safe switch will ensure that no one else can unlock your phone or switch it off without knowing a password. In case someone tries to pull out the SIM card without the password the phone will capture the picture of the person.
Micromax Dual 5 Specifications
- 5.5-inch FHD Super AMOLED Display with 2.5D Corning Gorilla Glass 3
- Octa-Core Snapdragon 652, Adreno 510 GPU, 4GB RAM
- 128GB of Internal Storage expandable via Hybrid Sim slot
- 13-Megapixel Dual Camera (Monochrome+RGB sensor), F/1.8, PDAF, 13-Megapixel Selfie sensor with soft flash
- Rear Fingerprint sensor, Hardware-level security via Safe Switch
- Android Marshmallow
- 3,200mAh Battery with Quick Charge 3.0
- 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS, USB Type-C and IR Blaster
Micromax has been wary of exceeding the Rs 20,000 barrier since it is always known for affordable budget phones that offer bang for the bucks. However, with the Dual 5, Micromax is aiming to offer a premium experience to users laced with a refreshing new design and the best of imaging options. However, with the intense competition, it will be an uphill task for Micromax to mark its presence with the Dual 5, especially when the company is planning to resurface from a hiatus.