Micromax has launched two new handsets in India under Canvas Mega series. Fighting for the second spot in the Indian smartphone market, Vineet Taneja lead Micromax has launched Canvas Mega E353 and Canvas Mega 4G Q417 smartphones at Rs 7,999 and 10,999 prices, respectively. Earlier, the first handset Mega 353 was listed by Flipkart and thus was already out in the world. But now the company has given it the official stamp.
The Canvas Mega 353 sports a large 5.5-inch display with 720p resolution and is powered by a MediaTek MT6592 processor, which an Octa-core chipset clocking at 1.4GHz. The device runs on Android Lollipop 5.1 version and might come with custom Android skin installed with bloatware. Packing 1GB of RAM and 8GB of internal storage, this is not exactly on par with current standards in this price range. Although, there is a microSD card support that allows the expansion of storage space up to 32GB.
In terms of the cameras, the rear side houses 13-megapixel autofocus image sensor, which is accompanied by the LED flash. There is a 5-megapixel camera sensor on the front, which can be used to take a selfie or either for video calls. The bummer on this handset is that it doesn’t offer 4G LTE network support and doesn’t have dual SIM card support. Currently, India is one of those countries where 4G enabled smartphones can be purchased as low as 5K. Now just imagine having this 8K phone with no 4G service to play with. The device is powered by considerable large 2820 mAh battery.
Coming to the talk of the second handset, Mega 4G Q417, the name itself suggest that this handset does come with a 4G LTE network support, which is a good thing. But priced at Rs 10,990, which might be still a huge amount for people looking to get mid-range handsets with good specifications. The main attraction on this handset apart from 4G connectivity is the 3GB of RAM.
The Canvas Mega 4G Q417 is powered by a Quad-core MediaTek MT 6735 chipset clocking at 1.4 GHz. It has 16GBof internal storage and has a similar 5.5-inch 720p display just like its little sibling, Mega 353. But unfortunately, it has a small 2500mAh battery, which might not be a good fit for such large sized device. Sporting the similar camera package, 13-megapixel on rear and 5-megapixel on the front, these are the two new handsets by the company, which would be competing with the likes of Lenovo K3 Note and Obi Worldphone SF1.