I am sure most of you remember the very successful yesteryear Micromax smartphone, the Canvas 2, that first debuted in 2012 and lend the domestic manufacturer and its canvas series a rock solid momentum. Several years later, when Micromax is once again struggling to define itself in the face of surmounting Chinese competition, it has ousted the Canvas 2 (2017) priced at 11,999 INR.
The new Canvas 2 2017 comes with a same 5-inch HD display but this time it’s protected by a 2.5D Corning Gorilla Glass 5 that makes it resistant to drops from up to 1.6 meters. It is equipped with 64 bit 1.3GHz quad-core MediaTek MT6737 processor coupled with 3GB of RAM and 16GB of inbuilt memory that can be further expanded by up to another 64GB using microSD card.
Canvas 2 2017 edition sports a 13MP autofocus rear camera with LED flash light and a 5 MP front-facing camera onboard to capture selfies. It is backed by 3500mAh battery and runs on Android 7.0 Nougat OS out of the box. Connectivity features include 4G VoLTE, WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0, and GPS. A fingerprint sensor is also present integrated with the front home button.
It comes bundled with Airtel 4G 1GB data per day and 400 minutes calling per day for free of cost for one year. Micromax is also offering 1-year screen replacement warranty to all Canvas 2 (2017) buyers.
Commenting on the launch, Rahul Sharma, Co-Founder, Micromax Informatics said, “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.”
Key Specifications of Micromax Canvas 2 2017 edition:
|Model||Micromax Canvas 2 2017 edition|
|Display||5 inch HD 2.5D Corning Gorilla Glass 5 display|
|Processor||64 bit 1.3GHz Quad Core MediaTek MT6737 processor|
|Camera||13 MP rear and 5 MP front camera|
|Software||Android 7.0 Nougat|