Last year, Micromax launched a new series of smartphones called ‘Mega’ with two devices – the Micromax Canvas Mega E353 and the Canvas Mega 4G Q417 with 5.5-inch displays. Now, the company has launched a new phablet in the range, called Canvas Mega 2. The phablet features a slightly larger 6-inch display and is priced at Rs 7,999. Also Read - Cheaper Micromax In 1b Android Go edition India launch soon, details here
Micromax has worked on the design aspect of the Canvas Mega 2. On the front, the phablet houses duo speakers, just like we’ve seen on the HTC’s One M7, One M8 and other devices. Turn to the back, there is a textured finish and a camera module with YU’s trademark circular Saturn ring. The power / sleep buttons and volume rocker can be found in the right edge of the device. Also Read - Micromax In 1b goes on sale: Price in India, specs and sale offers
Micromax Canvas Mega 2 specifications and features: It flaunts a 6-inch qHD (960×540 pixels) display. It is powered by a 1.3GHz quad-core processor paired with 1GB of RAM and 8GB internal storage. A microSD card slot for further expansion is also present with support up to 32GB. Also Read - Micromax In Note 1, In Note 1b launched in India: Price, specifications and other details
In the photography department, the phablet houses an 8-megapxiel rear camera with LED flash and a front-facing 5-megapixel selfie camera. Armed with a 3,000mAh battery, connectivity options include 4G LTE, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0 and GPS. The phablet runs on Android 5.0 Lollipop OS.
At this price point, the Canvas Mega 2 will take on the likes of Lenovo K3 Note, Honor 4X and Meizu m2 Note. While all these competitors are priced close to Rs 10,000 and sport a 5.5-inch display, the Canvas Mega 2 is probably the only phablet under Rs 8,000 with 6-inch display. To keep the price down, Micromax has compromised a bit on the hardware front.
While competitors offer full HD (1080p) display, at least 2GB of RAM and 16GB of internal storage, Micromax is only half the RAM and internal storage as well as a lower resolution display. The Canvas Mega 2 may not be an apt choice for the power users, but might appeal to someone looking for a budget smartphone with a big display.