The market maybe be inclined toward the likes of Samsung, Apple or Sony for the time being, but it seems like it's just a matter of time before a number of domestic manufacturers like Karbonn and Lava take a hold of the market in the same way.
Taking inspiration from the rise in the number of domestic manufacturers in recent times, one Indian company which actually rose above all others in the race is Micromax. And with a presence in more than 560 districts through 125,000 retail outlets in India, the company is steadily rising among others in the ranks.
Moreover, the company has sales presence spread across Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Nepal, apart from once being present in UAE and Brazil. And now with the company looking to spread its wings more and more, we are expecting more from Micromax in the long run.
Keeping up with the tradition, Micromax has revealed the new Unite 2 handset to take on the market, which is currently dominated by the likes on Moto E in its given price segment.
To recap on the specs of the device, the Micromax Unite 2, priced currently at Rs. 7,649, comes with a 4.7-inch (800 x 480 pixels) capacitive touch screen IPS display. Further, Micromax Unite 2 is powered by a 1.3 GHz quad-core MediaTek MT6582 processor coupled with 1GB of RAM and it runs on Android 4.4 (KitKat), which can also be upgraded to later versions of the OS.
Imaging aspect of the device is handled by a 5MP rear camera with LED Flash and 2MP front-facing shooter. Which is pretty decent in this price range. The latest Unite 2 also houses 4GB internal memory which can be further expandable up to 32GB via microSD card slot.
Connectivty options include 3G HSPA+, WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0, GPS. Additionally, it is a Dual SIM (GSM + GSM) handset with dual standby mode. It is powered by a 2000 mAh battery.
But there's more to the device than it usually meets the eye. And when we say that, we also mean that the device is quite a bargain at the given price range. So here are the top 5 reasons why you should be buying the device before it gets all over.
Going by the device's extremely cheap price tag, it's actually a surprise that Micromax managed to put forward such a progressive design for the Unite 2. Once you have it in your hand, the phone will seem aesthetically appealing, further complimented by its well rounded corners and rubber coated back flap.
The Micromax Unite 2 A106 comes with a perfect 4.7-inch screen. And while that may not seem that big a deal, ask someone who is looking to invest on a device that's neither too big nor too small, and has the perfect size factor to it. That's where one of the strengths of the Unite 2 lies.
Given the price tag of the device, we weren't expecting anything great from the Unite 2's camera. However, needless to say, Micromax's aggressive business policies are something to take note of as the company has also made enough adjustments to the in-device camera.
Well, for starters, there's the uber impressive time lapse mode in the Unite 2 to record between 1 second and 10 seconds intervals. Moreover, the video mode also has EIS support which reduces any frame-to-frame issues.
Here's a list of what you will be getting once you invest on the Unite 2. Support for 21 languages, 5MP rear camera (with time lapse), dual SIM support, up-to 32GB expandable memory, Android Kitkat 4.2.2. Need we say more?
Keeping all those above factors in mind, the Micromax Unite 2 has been currently put up for sale at a price tag of just Rs. 7,649. Sure the new Moto E is comparatively cheaper than this one, but if you are willing to pay around 7k for the Moto E, there's no reason why you cannot shell another 500 odd bucks for this one. It deserves that.