Micromax, the largest Indian smartphone manufacturer, launched a new 4G smartphone Canvas Amaze 2. The device is priced at Rs. 7,499 and is exclusively sold online through Flipkart. The device comes with competitive specifications and features decent build quality. It is the successor to Canvas Amaze that was launched in November last year. While the Canvas Amaze is limited to 3G HSPA connectivity, its successor has the 4G LTE support for accessing faster internet speeds.
It comes with a 5-inch HD (1280 x 720 pixels) IPS display and is protected by the Corning Gorilla Glass 3. The Canvas Amaze 2 is powered by 64-bit Snapdragon 415 octa-core processor clocked at 1.4GHz. It includes the same 2GB of RAM as its predecessor but the storage on this device is doubled up to 16GB. There is also a MicroSD card slot for further expansion of storage up to 64GB. The device still runs on Android 5.1 Lollipop and comes with several pre-installed bloatware apps.
In the camera department, there is a 13MP rear camera with LED flash and a 5MP selfie camera on the front. These are the same set of cameras that are also featured on Canvas Amaze. It is backed by a 2,500mAh battery that is rated to deliver 8 hours of talk time and lasts upto 273 hours on standby. The device comes with dual SIM dual standby support and offers connectivity options like 4G LTE, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0, GPS, and a MicroUSB 2.0 port.
Last month the company also launched the another 4G smartphone Canvas Evok priced at Rs. 8,499. It comes with a 5.5-inch HD display and is powered by the same processor as Canvas Amaze 2. The device includes 3GB of RAM, which provides seamless multitasking on Canvas Evok. Apart from the bigger 3,000mAh battery, rest of the specifications remains same as on Amaze 2. Just like Canvas Amaze 2, the Canvas Evok is also sold online exclusively through Flipkart. Recently the company also announced to enter the Chinese market by the end of 2017 after its successful expansion to Russia.