Micromax, the number two smartphone vendor in India, hopes to see the recently launched Canvas 4 a great success. The smartphone, which can be unlocked by the blow of a kiss has been launched at Rs. 17,999 in India. There is no denying the fact that Canvas 4 comes with tons of innovative features like advanced 13-mega pixel rear facing camera and a 5-inch HD IPS display. But many consumers were hoping to see Full HD display instead of 720p HD screen.
Multiple reports in the past claimed that Micromax's Canvas 4 could be company's first Full HD handset. Speculation in the wake of this rumor has turned a possibility, as Micromax is secretly working on its first Full HD phone to launch this September.
Yes, you heard it right and this is 100 % confirmed news. A high profile executive at Micromax who wished to remain anonymous told GizBot at the launch event of Canvas 4, that the Indian based tech vendor is working on a phone which will boast a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. However, currently it is not known whether company's forthcoming Full HD handset is a sequel to Micromax Canvas 4 or an add-on in the existing Canvas series.
Apparently, the official informed that the unnamed Full HD phone should be announced as early as August end or early September.
When asked whether company is working on Windows powered handset. The makers behind the successful Canvas series told us that Micromax is thinking to incorporate the Microsoft OS and the consumers can expect a Windows Phone running handset later this year.
Apart from Windows Phone powered handsets, Micromax is also looking to launch tablets running on same platform pretty soon. The official disclosed that Micromax is working closely with its R&D team to create Windows running devices.
Google's Android mobile OS is the leader when it comes to smartphone market share. In the recent months, leading internet browser company Firefox pins its hope on affordable smartphones. The Mozilla OS is touted to be as popular as Android in the next few years. Reportedly, Lava International is already working on Mozilla OS powered handset. However, the official confirmed that Micromax is not working on Mozilla based handset and would like to stick with Android for a time being.
GizBot also got in touch with another senior executive from Micromax during the launch of Canvas 4 in a New Delhi event. Although, the Canvas 4 still being consider as a mid-hung device considering the smartphone uses 1GB of RAM and MediaTek quad-core processor.
But the biggest highlight of Micromax Canvas 4 is the specially designed software additions such as unlocking the phone by the blow of a kiss and smart pause features. Until now, these features are restricted to phones costing above Rs. 40,000. When asked whether Micromax would like to port these exotic innovative features in low end handsets. The executive told GizBot that as of now these features are exclusive to Canvas 4.
The Micromax Canvas 4 is now available through online retailer Infibeam. If you thought spending Rs. 17,999, is too much at one go then one can watch out for EMI schemes on the device. Stay tuned to GizBot for more updates.