Micromax has launched the company’s latest smartphone and successor of last year Canvas Knight smartphone – Micromax Canvas Knight 2 in India at a price tag of Rs. 16,299. It will go on sale across India on June 10 and it will come with free Airtel 4G SIM & Airtel 4G Double Data offer. The back panel has glass back and it is protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 3.
Commenting on the launch, Vineet Taneja, CEO, Micromax Informatics said,
“India is at the cusp of digital revolution and we expect 4G technology to push internet usage to an unprecedented level. Consumer demand is constantly shifting towards devices offering multi-tasking capabilities, 24×7 data connectivity with increased video consumption and real-time mobility solutions. Smartphones always lead any such technology shift, much before full scale network rollouts are done by operators. In our estimate, 4G handsets already account for 15% of total smartphone shipments, up from 4% two quarters back. Installed base of 4G handsets is ~5 Mn compared to a 90Mn+ base of 3G smartphones.”
“With the launch of our new device Canvas Knight 2, the first in the 4G range, we are looking at driving the next wave of internet evolution in the country. Over the next few months, we are all set to launch a series of 4G LTE enabled devices across a range of price points each addressing unique needs of the Indian consumer. Our popular series of Canvas Fire, Unite, Nitro will gradually move to 4G offerings. With a comprehensive portfolio of quality 4G LTE enabled devices, we are confident of propelling the next wave of mobile internet ecosystem in the country.”
On the specifications front, it features 5-inch HD AMOLED display with a resolution of 1280 x 20 pixels and it is powered by Octa-Core Snapdragon 64-bit processor which is paired with 2GB of RAM. It runs on Android 5.0 Lollipop and 16Gb in-built memory which can be expanded further by using microSD card.
On the imaging front, it features 13-megapixel auto-focus rear-camera with Largan 5P lens & LED flash and 5-megapiel front-facing camera for selfie & video-calling.
It has Hybrid Dual SIM card slot, 4G LTE connectivity on both SIM. It has connectivity features like 4G LTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0, GPS.
It packs 2260mAh battery.
The smartphone comes with Citrus Logic Wolfs WM8998 Stereo DAC chipset for enhanced audio experience.