Micromax’s new phone comes with an AMOLED display, 8 core CPU

Micromax is slowly but certainly making its way up. It started off as a feature phone maker, and now has a sizable offering on the smartphone scene. The new Android One phone from Micromax also is testimony to the brand’s growth.

A new smartphone, namely the Canvas 4 Plus A315, was spotted on reseller listings earlier today. As you can see from the pictures, the Canvas 4 Plus looks a lot like a few Chinese phones from last year.


The specs sheet carries nothing spectacular, minus the AMOLED screen which is an oddity (a welcome one, perhaps) for a Micromax phone. It’s a 5 inch panel with a 1280 x 720 pixel resolution, so the Canvas 4 Plus isn’t aiming at the stars. It’s other specifications include a 1.7GHz octa-core CPU (yes, the MT6592), 1GB of RAM, 16GB of ROM and the rather usual set of cameras in a 13 mega-pixel rear and a 5 mega-pixel front.


  • 5-inch 1280 x 720p AMOLED display
  • 1.7GHz octa-core processor
  • 1GB RAM
  • 16GB on-board storage
  • 13 mega-pixel rear camera
  • 5 mega-pixel front camera
  • 2000mAh battery

Many phones with similar, and often better specifications sell for less than the 16,750 INR (US$273) that the Canvas 4 Plus charges. Yes, the AMOLED display does deserve some credit, but something tells me that Micromax is going to have a hard time selling this phone.

The Xiaomi Redmi Note is due for the Indian market in a couple of weeks or so, so it is possible that Micromax is looking to make hay while the sun shines!

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