After a lot of hype and speculation Micromax has finally launched the Canvas 4 today. For the record Micromax has started pre-bookings for the device on June 28th with out revealing specifications of the phone. So everyone is waiting for the specifications of this phone, earlier purported specs leaked but we haven’t heard anything till now. So everyone got excited to see what this next Canvas device packs inside.
Finally the wait is over, Micromax has launched this phone and announced specifications of the device. As the previous leaks suggested the phone is just a modest upgrade from the Canvas HD and not an octa core one. It is powered by a 1.2GHz Quad Core processor, probably a MediaTek processor. It comes with an aluminum ring around the phone, which also works as an antenna.
It has a Tru-HD IPS screen with Corning Gorilla Glass protection. The touch is sensitive and can be used with the gloves.
Micromax touted a new unlock feature on its Facebook page. The new unlock feature is “blow to unlock”, you just blow on to the screen to unlock it.
On the camera front it has a 13MP rear camera with face detection etc., and the front camera is 5MP for those selfies. The low light performance has been improved according to Micromax. In the Panorama mode this phone allows you to take vertical pictures as well.
Video Pinning allows users to pin videos on the home screen, something like a widget. The phone also supports simultaneous video plays, for example while watching a video you can see other video preview as well.
It supports gesture controls for calls also, flipping the phone will silence and face upto turn on the speaker phone. It also supports the smart pause, while watching videos if you look away it will pause the videos. All these gesture controls are seen in Samsung phones, looks like Micromax is directly aiming to be Samsung at a much lower price point.
Price: Rs. 17,999
Availability: It will be available in stores starting this weekend onwards. It will come with a smart cover which allows users to use the touch even with the cover. It will cost around Rs.3000 but it is being included with the phone.
Micromax Canvas 4 Key Specifications:
- 12.7cm or 5-inch TRU-HD IPS Screen
- Android 4.2.1 Jelly Bean
- 1.2GHz Quad Core Processor
- 16 GB Storage, 1GB of RAM
- 13MP Rear Camera, 5MP Front Camera, Vertical Panorama mode
- Expandable memory upto 32GB
- Dual SIM, Dual Standby