Micromax Canvas 4 officially launched for Rs. 17,999, has a disturbing feature

At last, Micromax has launched its new flagship smartphone which is called the Canvas 4. Last week the company started taking pre-bookings for this smartphone however they did not reveal the specifications or the pricing for this smartphone. Now, we have clarity.

As promised the Canvas 4 was launched on July 8 and apparently the device already has over 11,500 pre-orders since the time it went up for pre-booking starting July 28.

In terms of the design this is the next step for Micromax as unlike its previous smartphones it comparatively sports good built quality. It has an aluminum band which wraps around its sides and edges while it sports a plastic front and back body.

Micromax Canvas 4 Key Specifications:

  • 5-inch 720p HD IPS Display
  • 1GB RAM
  • 1.2GHz Cortex A7 Quad-Core Processor
  • 16GB built-in Storage, microSD card slot expandable up to 32GB
  • Android 4.2.1 Jelly Bean
  • 13 megapixel rear camera with 5-element lens
  • 5 megapixel front facing camera
  • 2,000 mAh battery

The hardware is quite impressive as well however not much of an upgrade to the Canvas HD which was launched earlier this year. The Micromax Canvas 4 is powered by a MediaTek ARM Cortex A7 quad-core processor which is clocked at 1.2GHz, this is the same processor as the Canvas HD and it also comes with 1GB of RAM. It sports a 5-inch 720p HD IPS display which was rumored earlier soon after the device went up for pre-orders.

Further the Canvas 4 sports a 13 megapixel rear camera with a 5-element lens similar to the iPhone 5, it is also capable of vertical panorama mode. On the front it has a 5 megapixel camera for video calling and capturing those precious duck-faced selfies.

The device has a microSD card slot and a built-in storage capacity of up to 16GB out of which 10GB is available to the user. The Canvas 4 is also a dual-SIM capable smartphone which is equipped with connectivity features like Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS/aGPS and to power it all it boasts a 2,000 mAh battery which is yet to be rated.

Micromax has introduced a few gesture controls for the phone and are making big fuzz about it. The device also includes interesting unlock features like ‘blow-to-unlock’ which is simply ridiculous and ‘shake-to-unlock’ which if put together with the first gesture makes a lot of sense, if you know what I mean.

Anyways, the phone will be receiving OTA updates in the future which means that updating the device would be a piece of cake, it comes pre-loaded with Android 4.2.1 Jelly Bean. For 17,999 the smartphone comes with a Rs. 3,000 worth aluminum cover.

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