Leading smartphone manufacturer Micromax has been making rounds in the tech headlines since quite a long time for its Canvas HD. With the hype created on the phablet, consumers have now started asking "Where is Canvas HD?" As of now, there is no clear information on the specific date of the arrival of Canvas HD even for those who booked it.
Canvas HD was announced on the eve of Samsung Galaxy Grand Duos release in India. With superior specifications and lesser price tag, the Micromax offering created a great impact on the Samsung phablet, however, it could not stay for a long time as Canvas HD went out of stock since the day of its release, while Galaxy Grand Duos is making scorching sales in the nation.
Gizbot has earlier reported that Canvas HD will enter the retail market by the end of this month, which is after the pre-ordered units have been shipped to the consumers. Meantime, Snapdeal as posted on its official Facebook page that they are facing procedural issues in shipping Canvas HD and the same has been communicated to the ordered consumers by both Snapdeal and Micromax. According to the post, the shipment of Canvas HD is delayed by another 10 working days.
Further, Snapdeal has also stated that as a result of the proposed Finance Bill at the Union Budget on February 28, 2013, the mobile phones priced above Rs 2,000 have received 6% additional price. Consequently, the price of the Micromax phablet, which was launched at Rs 13,990 has increased to Rs 14,499.
Well, Snapdeal is offering a free Carry Case worth Rs 700 for Canvas HD and those who have pre-order the phablet need not pay any extra cost.
But, as mentioned above, despite of all these offers and benefits, it would take 10 days for Canvas HD to start shipping. What about the consumers who like to buy the phablet now? It is definitely going to take more time for those consumers who want to have their hands on the Micromax phablet.
Micromax is not the only budget phablet with high-end specs. Following the launch of Canvas HD, several India based vendors have started coming up with their multi-core Jelly Bean offerings in order to counteract it. Hence, Gizbot has come up with the list of 5 alternatives that can be bought instead of waiting for Canvas HD.
Have a glance at the slideshow underneath to know the details of the Jelly Bean phablets available for purchase right now. Before that, here is a small recap of the specs of Canvas HD.
Micromax Canvas HD
Micromax Canvas HD packs a 5 inch HD IPS capacitive touchscreen display with a resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels, 1.2GHz quad core MediaTek MT6589 processor, Android 4.1 Jelly Bean operating system, 8MP rear camera, VGA front camera for video calling, 4GB internal storage, 1GB RAM, micro SD card slot supporting up to 32GB additional storage, 3G, WiFi, Bluetooth, GPS/A-GPS and a 2,100 mAh battery.
Karbonn Titanium S5
Karbonn Titanium S5 boasts a 5 inch qHD multi-touch capacitive touchscreen display with a resolution of 960 x 540 pixels, 1.2GHz quad core processor, 1GB RAM, 4GB internal storage, micro SD card slot, Android 4.1 Jelly Bean OS, 8MP rear camera, 2MP front camera, Wi-Fi, 3G, Bluetooth and a 2,000 mAh battery. Karbonn has priced Titanium S5 at Rs 11,990 making it cheaper than Canvas HD.
Wickedleak Wammy Titan 2
Wickedleak launched Wammy Titan 2 boasting a 5.3 inch HD IPS multi-touch capacitive touchscreen display with a resolution of 960 x 540 pixels, 1.2GHz quad core MT6589 processor with Power VR SGX544MP GPU, Android 4.1 Jelly Bean OS, 12MP rear camera with LED flash and support to Panoramic Shot, 5MP front camera for video calling, 4GB internal storage, 1GB RAM, micro SD card slot supporting up to 32GB additional storage, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS with A-GPS, 3G and a 2,300 mAh Li-Ion battery offering a decent backup. The phablet is the successor of Wammy Titan launched in January and is priced at Rs 13,990.
Samsung Galaxy Grand Duos
As mentioned, Galaxy Grand Duos packs a 5 inch multi-touch LCD capacitive touchscreen display with a very low resolution of 480 x 800 pixels, dual core 1.2GHz processor, Android 4.1 Jelly Bean OS, 8MP rear camera, 2MP front camera for video calling, 8GB internal storage capacity, 1GB RAM, micro SD card slot supporting up to 64GB additional storage, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, USB, HDMI, A-GPS, DLNA and a 2,100 mAh Li-ion battery. The phablet is priced at Rs 21,500 and has received a plethora of minor software updates.
Lava Xolo A1000
Lava Xolo A1000 packs a 5 inch HD IPS OGC capacitive touchscreen display with a resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels, 1GHz dual core processor, Android 4.1 Jelly Bean OS, 8MP rear camera, 1.2MP front camera, 4GB internal storage, 1GB RAM, micro SD card slot supporting up to 32GB expandable storage support, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, 3G, micro USB 2.0 and a 2,100 mAh battery of undisclosed backup. Xolo A1000 is priced at Rs 13,999 being a reasonable offering.
Swipe MTV Volt
Swipe also launched a Jelly Bean phablet with in partnership with MTV. The phablet dubbed MTV Volt that carries a 6 inch 5 point multi-touch capacitive touchscreen display with a resolution of 854 x 480 pixels, 1GHz dual core MediaTek MTK 6577 processor for blazing performance, 8MP rear camera, 1.3MP front camera for video calling, 4GB internal storage, 512MB RAM, micro SD card slot supporting up to 32GB additional storage, Bluetooth 4.0, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, micro USB 2.0, 3G and a 3,200 mAh Li-Po battery. Further, MTC Volt is priced at Rs 12,999.