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The original Micromax Canvas Doodle was one handset which was appreciated in the tech space for it's large 5.3-inch display, quad-core processor and a stylus. The flagship was launched as a competitor to Samsung Galaxy Note 2.
Even critics went on saying "Desi Galaxy Note." Indian consumers loved the idea of bundling Evernote application for 3 months with every purchase of Canvas Doodle. However, now what's next in it's basket, which Micromax has got to offer?
Indeed, it would be wrong to say that the makers have stopped working on its successor. As yesterday, when India was celebrating its 67th Independence Day, Micromax quietly posted the coming of Canvas Doodle 2 on its official Facebook page.
The message read, "Doodle, draw, scribble or sketch! Give your imagination a bigger canvas. Canvas Doodle 2 - Coming Soon!" The message is simple and straight forward - Canvas Doodle 2 is coming soon.
Simultaneously, Twitter sensation @MMXNewscaster also leaked an alleged picture of Micromax Canvas Doodle 2. The supposed image of the sequel to Canvas Doodle sheds light on the design and form factor. And definitely, the next version of Doodle won't mimic Canvas 4.
At the same time, when GizBot went ahead to confirm our sources and it was informed that the Doodle 2 will "neither have a Full HD or 5.5-inch display, rather it's coming soon to compete with Samsung Galaxy Mega 5.8." Hence, GizBot has got a confirmation that the display size would be large enough or close to Samsung Galaxy Mega 5.8.
What is unclear at this point is the price of the handset, while; Canvas Doodle costs Rs. 9949, we assume that sequel should be priced around Rs. 14,990 in order to take on Galaxy Mega 5.8.
The South Korean giant Samsung officially launched Mega 5.8, back in June 2013. The Galaxy Mega 5.8 sports a 5.8 TFT capacitive touchscreen having resolution of 540 x 960 pixels at 190 ppi. Android 4.2 Jelly Bean OS comes out of the box.
The phone is powered by a 1.4GHz dual-core processor coupled with 1.5GB RAM and 8GB of internal memory (expandable). There's an 8-mega pixel rear facing camera with LED Flash light and Auto Focus. Also add a 1.9-mega pixel front facing camera. Other highlighted features include: Wi-Fi, 3G, Bluetooth 4.0, and a 2,600mAh Li Ion battery. The biggest problem with Mega 5.8 is its display resolution.
You also get all sorts of Samsung's home backed apps such as S Voice 2.0, S Travel, Story Album, S Translator, Multi Window, Pop Up Play, and Samsung ChatON, among others.This dual-SIM phone is priced at Rs. 22,990, if one purchases Mega 5.8 from leading online shopping sites.