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The Micromax Canvas Doodle 2 now gets listed on online shopping site Flipkart as "Coming Soon" while the device is already selling on eBay India at Rs. 20,490. For the past few days, GizBot tried its best to inform our reader's accurate information about forthcoming Doodle 2. We were the first publication, who openly said that Indian tech vendor Micromax would come up with a Galaxy Mega 5.8 challenger.
As you can see yourself Canvas Doodle 2 is indeed coming soon to the Indian market. The price and release date is still not disclosed, however, the listing on Flipkart clearly describes the exact specifications and press shots of the device. On the other hand, EBay India listing suggest that the Canvas Doodle 2 will be priced somewhere around Rs. 20,000.
GizBot will introduce you all to Micromax Canvas Doodle 2, a successor to Canvas Doodle, by comparing with Samsung Galaxy Note 2. It is fair enough to compare these two devices, if one look at the specifications, form factor and the usability of the handsets.
The original Canvas Doodle was an attempt to tackle Samsung's Note series. The first -generation Doodle had a stylus, and it was promoted as a work cum entertainment device. With the help of a stylus, you can do all sorts of product work like making presentations on the go, preparing notes or even draw a sketch for that matter.
Being an Indian player, Micromax has always managed to come up with a complete package - Be it a smartphone or tablet. Now the next step for Micromax is to bring a whole range of bigger screen devices. The Canvas Doodle, which is still available in the market, comes with a 5.3-inch display. So the next step would be to offer a large display handset and beefy processor, then only one can say that the company has finally delivered a successor.
On the other hand, Samsung Galaxy Note 2 is a globally recognized device with monster features. The same can be said for Note 2, as the makers of the phone stressed largely on its productivity features. We completely agree with both Samsung and Micromax. Everyone in the Indian media is comparing Canvas Doodle 2 with Samsung's another handset - the Mega 5.8. To give an overview about Canvas Doodle 2, we have decided to compare the phone with Galaxy Note 2. Are you ready?
Note: We have taken internal specifications of Canvas Doodle 2, as per online site Flipkart. Micromax may make changes to the specifications and product descriptions at any time.
Micromax Canvas Doodle 2 A240 vs. Samsung Galaxy Note 2
The Canvas Doodle 2 comes with a 5.7-inch IPS display having resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels. The display size is massive and it should be great to read E-Books on the go. On the other hand, the Galaxy Note 2 packs a 5.5-inches Super AMOLED display having resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels. The Canvas Doodle 2 is yet to be officially announced. So it would be difficult to comment upon the quality of the display. Looking at the past track record of Micromax, the display quality is expected to be top notch.
From the press shots, it seems that the front side of the Doodle 2 looks like any regular Micromax device. Its predecessor was completely different from Doodle 2. This very device will be made of polycarbonate plastic, but this time around the materials used by Canvas 4 maker is less shiny ( as per the leaked press shots ). Whereas Samsung is following same traditional design - Be it Galaxy 3 or Note 2. Both devices are made of plastic.
The Canvas Doodle 2 comes with a 1.2 GHz quad-core processor with unspecified chipset. Most probably, it should be powered by MediaTek processor. The RAM stands at 1GB and 16GB of internal memory (expandable up to 32GB). The internal architecture of Doodle 2 will be similar to Canvas 4. The Samsung Galaxy Note 2 is powered by a 1.6 GHz Cortex-A9 Exynos 4412 Quad core processor coupled with 2GB of RAM and 16GB of internal memory ( expandable up to 64GB )
The Canvas Doodle 2 comes with a 12-mega pixel rear facing camera with Auto Focus and LED Flash. The camera is capable of recording videos in Full HD format. The Galaxy Note 2 comes with an 8-mega pixel rear facing camera with Auto Focus and LED Flash. Also add a 5MP camera on the front. The Note 2 is capable of recording videos in Full HD format. We haven't seen Doodle 2, so it would be difficult to commont upon any change in the Camera UI.
The Doodle 2 is powered by Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean. The UI is expected to be similar to Canvas 4. On the other hand, Samsung uses its own home backed UI on the Android. Samsung Galaxy Note 2 might get Android 4.3 Jelly Bean in the coming days. GizBot reported that Micromax is planning to push Android 4.3 Jelly Bean. The Canvas HD might get the update soon. It is suspected that Canvas Doodle 2 may get the new version of Android from day one.
Battery, Stylus, and retail availability
The Canvas Doodle 2 is stuffed with a 2600mAh Li Ion battery. It should be enough to give enough juice. On the other hand, the Note 2 comes with a 3100 mAh Li Ion battery. Both handsets have working stylus. The Galaxy Note 2 is available in India at Rs. 27,500, whereas the Canvas Doodle 2 should be announced at Rs.20,000.
The Canvas Doodle 2 is a new age device coming from the house of Micromax. The makers have previously delivered hits in the form of Canvas HD. The Doodle 2 is a special device not only due to its large display, but also due to the fact that it will challenge Galaxy Note 2 and Mega 5.8 in the highly competitive Indian handset market.