At a launch event today, Micromax unveiled a new smartphone under its Canvas line Canvas 2 (2017). Micromax is calling it an unbreakable smartphone. Priced at Rs 11,999, it is the most affordable smartphone featuring Corning Gorilla Glass 5 protection. In the launch presentation, Micromax highlighted that the glass is highly resistant to scratches and damage from sharp objects.Micromax is also offering one-year screen replacement in case of any damages. The Canvas 2 (2017) shipments begin today and will be available for purchase over the next two to three days. The smartphone also comes with a fingerprint sensor for biometric authentication, placed right under the display. Also Read - Micromax teases its comeback once again, could launch phones next month
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The smartphone features a 5-inch HD (720p) display with 2.5D curved glass on top. It is a bit disappointing as its competitors in the same price range or lower feature high-resolution full HD displays. The Canvas 2 (2017) is powered by MediaTek s MT6737 quad-core SoC clocked at 1.3GHz, paired with 3GB of RAM and 16GB onboard storage. A microSD card slot for further expansion up to 64GB is also present. ALSO READ: Micromax Evok Power Review: An ambitious take in the online-only segment Also Read - Micromax Yu Ace, Canvas Infinity, Spark Go get discount on Flipkart: Check out offers
In the camera department, the smartphone features a 13-megapixel rear camera with LED flash, and a 5-megapixel front-facing camera for selfies and video calling. Connectivity options on the smartphone include Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS, dual SIM 4G LTE and VoLTE support. To keep things ticking, the smartphone is armed with a 3,050mAh battery. On the software front, the Canvas 2 (2017) runs Android 7.0 Nougat out of the box. ALSO READ: Micromax Evok Note E453 Review: It ain t the Redmi Note 4 slayer
In its price range, the smartphone will compete with the likes of the Xiaomi Redmi Note 4, Lenovo K6 Power, Honor 6X and Coolpad Cool 1 Dual. All the competitors feature better hardware and features compared to Canvas 2 (2017), but the offline presence is something that could work in its favor.