The Indian smartphone market has already received a massive chunk of low and mid-range devices from the country's leading tech brand Micromax. After rolling out devices in volumes into the market, now it looks like the company has plans of making a bit more progress in the innovative areas.
Recently, it released its latest Canvas Power A96 smartphone which comes with a monster battery capacity of 4000MAh and now it looks like it will soon release its first water proof and dust resistant smartphone called Micromax Splash.<blockquote class="twitter-tweet blockquote" data-cards="hidden" lang="en"><p>Micromax Splash (unconfirmed) First IP67 certified Waterproof (1m for 30 mins) and Dust proof phone. <a href="http://t.co/HpMYx9Fj2O">pic.twitter.com/HpMYx9Fj2O</a></p>— @MMXNewscaster (@MMXNewscaster) <a href="https://twitter.com/MMXNewscaster/statuses/435052700493828096">February 16, 2014</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>
The information comes from the Micromax-bound leakster @MMXNewscaster whose tweet says that the so called Splash (unconfirmed) would come with an IP67 certification which means it would be waterproof. Moreover, the leakster also precisely writes that the smartphone can atleast resist 1 meter deep water for up to 30 minutes and it is also said to be a dust-proof handset. The Twitter user has also posted an image of the device which you can see above. Obviously, it is an Android device.
Micromax has already forayed into the Russian market and has released a ton of smartphones in the Indian market since January. Thus if the company is planning out to explore new technologies, it could in fact, give Samsung and other players in the Indian market a hard-run for their money. With this particular Splash smartphone, Sony's Xperia range of water-proof smartphones will surely be in a jeopardy.
The sensible price tag the company attaches to its products has always been a great advantage. Thus if it maintains the similar mid-range cost with this particular device, it mightas well make a huge difference in the smartphone market.
Moreover, in future Micromax might also take an initiative to come up with the devices with AMOLED displays and also powered by the latest chipsets.