Micromax seems to be reviving in full throttle, as after launching three new handsets recently, the Indian company has today introduced yet another one – the Canvas 2 (2017). The new Canvas 2 is essentially a long overdue upgrade to the series Micromax unveiled back in 2012 and considering the specifications they’ve chosen for a 2017 budget smartphone, it looks like the device is still living in the past.
For starters, the Canvas 2 (2017) features a rather cheap-looking glossy plastic shell and comes with a 5-inch HD panel up front with 2.5D Corning Gorilla Glass 5 protection. Under the hood, there’s a quad-core MediaTek chipset clocked at 1.3GHz (ahem!), 3GB RAM, 16GB internal memory which is expandable up to 64GB via a microSD card, and a 3050mAh battery.
The camera arrangement includes a 13-megapixel rear camera coupled with a single LED flash, a 5-megapixel front-facing lens and thankfully, a fingerprint scanner is present as well. The phone runs on Android Nougat 7.0 and supports Dual SIM, 4G VoLTE.
The Micromax Canvas 2 (2017) will be available for a price of Rs 11,999 across various offline stores and as of now, it’s limited to a Black colour option. Furthermore, the company is offering 1GB 4G data per day and unlimited calling to any network in India for a year exclusively for Airtel users and additionally, customers will be eligible for a year of screen replacement.
Micromax Canvas 2 2017 (Q4310) Specifications
- 5-inch (1280 x 720 pixels) HD display with Corning Gorilla Glass 5 protection
- Quad-core MediaTek MT6737 64-bit processor clocked at 1.3GHz, Mali T720 MP1 GPU
- 3GB RAM, 16GB internal memory, expandable memory up to 64GB with microSD
- Android 7.0 (Nougat) operating system
- Dual SIM, 4G VoLTE, WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0
- 13MP rear camera with LED Flash
- 5MP front-facing camera
- Fingerprint sensor
- 3050mAh battery
Commenting further on the launch, Rahul Sharma, Co-Founder, Micromax Informatics stated, “Canvas2 was the first smartphone that we launched in our Canvas range of smartphones back in 2012, which reinvented the way consumers looked at their smartphone as it led to the democratization of technology in India. Over the last few months, as the Indian handset and telecom industry has undergone dynamic shift, the focus of consumers is shifting from just the hardware, to overall connected experience. Therefore, to address the consumer needs, we are happy to partner with Airtel to offer a full year of unlimited calls and 4G data with the new Canvas2, which will help drive large scale adoption throughout the country. Our partnership with Corning has also helped us make Canvas2, the first smartphone to offer Corning Gorilla Glass 5 in its price segment. We expect Canvas 2 to yet again set a bench mark and revolutionize the overall smartphone adoption.“