Is the new Micromax Canvas 6 a rebranded Shallots phone?


We reported the launch of the new Micromax Canvas 6 and Canvas 6 Pro yesterday. GizChina readers being GizChina readers were quick to spot the similarities between the Micromax phones and previously launched Shallots devices.

Readers were quick to pounce on the fact that the new Micromax Canvas 6’s looks matched the Shallots device 1:1. We checked, and boy, don’t the two phones look similar!

If you didn’t happen to be around when the article was initially published yesterday, here’s the Canvas 6:

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And here’s the Shallots Qing Cong:

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Micromax have a history of picking up phones from China and rebranding them for the Indian market. While the rebranding practise was vastly prevalent during the early 2010’s, it got toned down after the Indian market started demanding very market-specific phones.

Coming back to this case, the Qing Cong comes in a couple different spec sets, including an MT6753 version, Snapdragon 810 version and a Helio X10 version. Micromax seem to have gone with the Helio X10 (wise choice).

However, given the kind of market share Micromax enjoy in India, it is highly likely that Micromax sell more of these phones than Shallots do in China… which means Shallots (or whoever happens to manufacture the phone) would probably have agreed for any processor that Micromax want in the device.

Here’s another video of the phone (Chinese audio):

Featured image: TheQuint

H/T: GizChina community!

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14 Comments

  1. MattD
    April 14, 2016

    What we knew so far was that shallots used to be an oem for other companies, so no wonder something like that happened…

  2. JeffAshe
    April 14, 2016

    What Micromax phone isn’t a rebranded product of a Chinese OEM? India’s industry is too primitive.

  3. Omer
    April 14, 2016

    Meh. Next!

  4. MattD
    April 14, 2016

    What we knew so far was that shallots used to be an oem for other companies, so no wonder something like that happened…

  5. JeffAshe
    April 14, 2016

    What Micromax phone isn’t a rebranded product of a Chinese OEM? India’s industry is too primitive.

  6. balcobomber25
    April 14, 2016

    I had shallots with my steak last night, they were yummy.

    • Muhammad Yasir
      April 14, 2016

      hey … atleast their phones are cheap :p

  7. vijay sud
    April 14, 2016

    Micromax seems to be run by people with very shallow IQ. For a company claiming almost 15%share of large Indian smartphone market, these idiots are only interested in making a quick buck thru rebranding game. They have invested nothing in design or research facilities from Billions of INR revenue. This company will surely come to grief within short time.

  8. Omer
    April 14, 2016

    Meh. Next!

  9. balcobomber25
    April 14, 2016

    I had shallots with my steak last night, they were yummy.

    • Guest
      April 14, 2016

      hey … atleast their phones are cheap :p

  10. vijay sud
    April 14, 2016

    Micromax seems to be run by people with very shallow IQ. For a company claiming almost 15%share of large Indian smartphone market, these idiots are only interested in making a quick buck thru rebranding game. They have invested nothing in design or research facilities from Billions of INR revenue. This company will surely come to grief within short time.

  11. TheOracle
    April 15, 2016

    No big deal. Why not crucify Blu who do the exact same thing?

  12. TheOracle
    April 15, 2016

    No big deal. Why not crucify Blu who do the exact same thing?