India’s Micromax, once a hotly-discussed company even on GizChina, went into limbo sometime around a year back. What the company did during that time still remains a mystery, but what they’ve come out for now is the Dual 5 smartphone.
The Dual 5 is a phone that you’d not expect from a company like Micromax. Reasons — a. Micromax were known best for their cheap, VFM phones, b. a dual camera phone from a company of Micromax caliber is, well, unexpected.
Let’s dig into the spec sheet.
Micromax Dual 5 Specifications
- 5.5-inch 1920 x 1080p display
- Snapdragon 652 SoC
- 4GB RAM
- 128GB ROM
- Dual 13 mega-pixel cameras on the rear
- 13 mega-pixel front facing camera
- 3200mAh battery
- Fingerprint scanner
As you can see from the specifications, they’re something between mid-range and high-end.
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However, looking closely (h/t: Phone Radar), you’ll realise that the Dual 5 bears an uncanny resemblance to another Chinese phone — the Qiku 360 Q5. It does seem like the Micromax Dual 5 is a rebranded Qiku 360 Q5.
Coming back to the Dual 5, it’s announced in India for 24,999 INR ($383). It’s unlikely that the Dual 5 will find many buyers, especially with competition like the OnePlus 3t lurking in a budget range that’s not too far off.
I find other dual cameras smartphone also is very nice, like Blackview A9 Pro, it`s Android 7.0
good but too expensive. They’d have more chances of making money in the 250$ price range
its almost double the price of coolpad cool 1 which has same spec at half the price
Well if that other phone really costs half the price, then this one might effectively cost double of it
why does it need to cost double; just because they use 128 gb of internal memory and an amoled display.