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Micromax Just Launched its First 4G Smartphone To Take on Xiaomi Mi 4i
Micromax has announced its endeavor to offer fast 4G LTE connectivity to the Indian consumer through its latest smartphone Canvas Knight 2.
This device comes with amalgamation of Glass & Metal which is fortified with Corning Gorilla Glass 3 on both sides.
Also, it is powered by a Cirus Logic Wolfson Stereo WM8998, which gives best in class experience for music aficionados and delivers clear, room-filling, deep sound.
Micromax Canvas Knight 2 - Key Specifications
Micromax Canvas Knight 2, sports a 5-inch HD AMOLED display with a resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels and Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection.
Moving on, Canvas Knight 2 is powered by a Octa-Core Snapdragon 615 64-bit processor with Adreno 405 GPU besides 2GB RAM. On the storage front, this device comes with 16GB of internal memory, alongside of expandable option via microSD card slot.
Further, Canvas Knight 2 flaunts a 13MP auto focus camera with LED Flash, Sony IMX214 sensor, LARGAN 5P lens, 5MP front-facing camera with Omnivison OV5648 with LARGAN 4P lens and shipped with Android 5.0 Lollipop.
Moreover, the connectivity options includes 4G LTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0, GPS, 3.5mm audio jack, FM Radio, Wolfson Stereo DAC, Hybrid Dual SIM and powered by a 2260mAh battery under the hood.
Priced at Rs. 16,299, Micromax Canvas Knight 2 comes with a free Airtel 4G SIM and Airtel 4G Double Data offer and will go on sale across India from June 10.
Micromax Canvas Knight 2 will face a tough competition with the likes of Xiaomi Mi 4i and the recently launched Intex Aqua 4G+.
Commenting on the launch, Vineet Taneja, CEO, Micromax Informatics said, "India is at the cusp of digital revolution and we expect 4G technology to push internet usage to an unprecedented level. Consumer demand is constantly shifting towards devices offering multi-tasking capabilities, 24×7 data connectivity with increased video consumption and real-time mobility solutions."
He added, "Smartphones always lead any such technology shift, much before full scale network rollouts are done by operators. In our estimate, 4G handsets already account for 15% of total smartphone shipments, up from 4% two quarters back. Installed base of 4G handsets is ~5 Mn compared to a 90Mn+ base of 3G smartphones."
Also he continued, "With the launch of our new device Canvas Knight 2, the first in the 4G range, we are looking at driving the next wave of internet evolution in the country. Over the next few months, we are all set to launch a series of 4G LTE enabled devices across a range of price points each addressing unique needs of the Indian consumer."
Adding to that, "Our popular series of Canvas Fire, Unite, Nitro will gradually move to 4G offerings. With a comprehensive portfolio of quality 4G LTE enabled devices, we are confident of propelling the next wave of mobile internet ecosystem in the country."