Micromax has re-launched its Canvas 2 smartphone today, terming it as the 2017 edition of the device. Priced at Rs 11,999, the Canvas 2 (2017) edition will be available from retail outlets as well as the company’s website starting May 17. Micromax says the ‘new’ smartphone comes with 1 Year of screen replacement guarantee. Users can also avail unlimited Calling (Local/ STD), 1 GB 4G/3G Data per day (4G handset with 4G USIM) for 1 year on Airtel.
The Micromax Canvas 2 (2017) edition is one of the few handsets from the company that runs Android 7.0 Nougat out of the box. It has 5-inch HD (720×1280) display with 2.5D Corning Gorilla Glass 5 coating, which is also used in the Galaxy S8 smartphones. It is powered by a quad-core 1.3GHz processor along with 3GB DDR3 RAM and 16GB inbuilt storage. The inbuilt storage can be expanded up to 64GB using microSD cards.
In the camera department, the Micromax Canvas 2 (2017) edition sports a 13MP rear camera along with LED flash and different modes such as Bokeh, Panorama and HDR. There is a 5MP front-facing camera as well that includes f/2.0 aperture with autofocus and 5P lens.
Backed by a 3050mAh battery, Micromax claims its Canvas 2 (2017) edition can deliver talk time of up to 11 hours on a single charge. In addition, there is a fingerprint sensor at the front below the display for easy unlocking of the device.
“Canvas2 was the first smartphone that we launched in our Canvas range of smartphones back in 2012, which reinvented the way consumers looked at their smartphone as it led to the democratization of technology in India. Over the last few months, as the Indian handset and telecom industry has undergone dynamic shift, the focus of consumers is shifting from just the hardware, to overall connected experience. Therefore, to address the consumer needs, we are happy to partner with Airtel to offer a full year of unlimited calls and 4G data with the new Canvas2, which will help drive large scale adoption throughout the country. Our partnership with Corning has also helped us make Canvas2, the first smartphone to offer Corning® Gorilla® Glass 5 in its price segment. We expect Canvas 2 to yet again set a benchmark and revolutionize the overall smartphone adoption,” said Rahul Sharma, Co-Founder, Micromax Informatics.