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!