In August, Micromax launched Canvas A100 – its first phablet with a single core processor and 5MP rear camera with a price tag of Rs 9,999. Its been only a couple of months and now and in a recent newsbreak the company has announced pre-orders for its second generation phablet dubbed as A110 Canvas 2.
Snapdeal has listed the Micromax Canvas 2 phablet for pre-order at an advance amount of Rs 500. Also, the company will presents the Enrique Iglesias live show in Pune, Delhi and Bangalore and will make use of the event to announce the phablet officially.
What to Expect from A110 Canvas 2?
According to the listing, A110 Canvas 2 has a 5 inch IPS screen, dual core 1GHz processor and runs on Android 4.0.4 Ice Cream Sandwich. Further, the handset has an 8MP rear camera, 0.3MP front camera, micro SD card supporting up to 32GB, 2,000 mAh Li-ion battery offering 5 hours talk time and 180 hours standby.
There is no word on the pricing and availability of the device.
Micromax following Samsung?
Being on a launch express, flooding the market with budget devices in categories including smartphones, tablets and phablets, Micromax is not only aiming to become the second largest smartphone vendor in India, but, it is also trying to follow the strategy of South Korean tech giant Samsung.
Earlier, with its ad campaign for Ninja 3.5 and Ninja 4, Micromax mocked at Samsung's Galaxy Y series smartphones. And now the homegrown manufacturer has announced a direct rivalry with the unofficial availability of its next generation phablet - A110 Canvas 2, which obviously seems to be a direct competitor to Galaxy Note 2 – Samsung second generation phablet, successor of Galaxy Note released in India recently at a price tag of Rs 39,990.
Talking about the specifications, the Galaxy Note 2 has a 5.5 inch Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen display with 1280 x 720 pixel resolution, 1.6GHz quad core processor, 2GB RAM, micro SD card slot supporting 32GB, 8MP rear camera, 1.9MP front camera, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, DLNA, Wi-Fi Direct, Wi-Fi hotspot, Bluetooth with A2DP and a massive 3,100 mAh Li-ion battery.
The phablet comes in three versions - 16GB, 32GB and 64GB internal storage and runs on Android 4.1 Jelly Bean OS.
Well, this face-off is really turning interesting now, and it is quite occupying to witness how Micromax is actually declaring the competition in India with Samsung, world's largest smartphone selling firm. What do you think can Micromax in reality topple the sales of Samsung hottest selling Android smartphones as far as Indian smartphone market is concerned? Do share your thoughts in the comments section below.