Last week we were tipped that Micromax was planning on launching an ultra-affordable smartphone today. Right on cue, the Indian smartphone vendor has launched the Canvas Xpress 2. The talking point of the smartphone is that it is the most affordable smartphone in India to be powered by an octa-core processor. Also Read - Micromax to bring a budget phone with price likely under Rs 10,000: Check launch dateAlso Read - Micromax In 2b, In 2c in the works: Listed on Geekbench ahead of launch
The Canvas Xpress 2 is priced at Rs 5,999 and will go on sale exclusively on Flipkart. The first flash sale will kick off on August 4 at 2:00PM, and registrations for the sale kick off today at 6:00PM. The registrations window will be open till the midnight of August 3. Also Read - 5 delayed smartphone launches in India due to COVID-19 in May 2021
As far as specifications are concerned, the Canvas Xpress 2 flaunts a 5-inch HD (1280×720 pixels) display with Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection. Under the hood is a 1.4GHz MediaTek MTK6592 octa-core processor paired with 1GB of RAM.
Also on offer is 8GB of internal storage that can be expanded up to 32GB using a microSD card. On the photography front, the smartphone features a 13-megapixel autofocus rear camera, supplemented with a 5-megapixel selfie camera.
The smartphone also features a 2,500mAh battery that the company claims is good enough for 9.5 hours of talktime and up to 393 hours on standby mode. Connectivity options include dual-SIM card slots, 3G support, Wi-Fi, and Bluetooth, and on the software front, it runs on Android 4.4.2 KitKat. Micromax has also promised that the smartphone will be updated to Android Lollipop. As an introductory offer, buyers will get 500MB 3G data per month, for a period of two months.
Micromax launched the Canvas Xpress back in December last year, priced at Rs 5,999. It featured a 4.5-inch FWVGA display, 1.3GHz quad-core processor, 1GB of RAM, and expandable memory. It also included a 5-megapixel rear camera, VGA front-facing camera, 1,950mAh battery, and ran on Android KitKat.