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Micromax Launched Canvas Xpress 2 E313 with 5-inch HD Display Octa-Core Processor 13MP Camera Android 4.4 Smartphone At Rs 5,999

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Micromax has launched the Canvas Xpress 2 E313, the company’s latest smartphone in the Canvas series exclusively on Flipkart. It has a 5-inch HD IPS display, is powered by a 1.4 GHz Octa-Core MediaTek processor and runs on Android 4.4 (KitKat), which is upgradable to Android 5.0 (Lollipop). It features a 13-megapixel auto focus rear camera with dual LED Flash and a 2-megapixel front-facing camera. It comes with dual SIM support and 3G connectivity, similar to other Micromax smartphones.

It has Smart Gestures, Quick Look and Camera Widget. It packs Cirrus Logic Wolfson Stereo DAC for an enhanced audio experience.

Micromax Canvas Xpress 2 E313 specifications

5-inch (1280 x 720 pixels) HD IPS display with Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection1.4 GHz Octa-Core MediaTek MT6592M processor with Mali 450 GPU1GB RAM, 8GB internal memory, expandable memory up to 32GB with microSDDual SIMAndroid 4.4 (KitKat), upgradable to Android 5.0 (Lollipop)13MP rear camera with dual LED Flash, 1/3.06-inch OmniVision OV13850 sensor, Largan 5P lens2MP front-facing camera with OmniVision OV2680 sensor3.5mm audio jack, FM Radio3G HSPA+, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0, GPS2500mAh battery

The Micromax Canvas Xpress 2 E313 comes in Black finish with Gold rim and is priced at Rs. 5,999. It comes with 500MB of free 3G data per month for 2 month for Vodafone customers. It will be available exclusively from Flipkart through flash sale starting from August 4th from 2PM. Registrations for the sale begins today from 6PM on Flipkart and ends mid-night of August 3rd.

Commenting on the launch, Shubhajit Sen, CMO, Micromax Informatics Ltd. said:

India has over 100 Mn youth population in the age group of 18-25 years who are spending 55% of their time multi-tasking across applications. Catering to this need of the mass Indian youth, we are today proud to announce the launch of Micromax Canvas Xpress 2- the most affordable Octa Core smartphone in the market. This move will further consolidate our position as the clear market leader in the sub INR 7,500 category. We will continue to disrupt the market with similar innovations in collaboration with strategic partners like Flipkart; to keep achieving our mission of democratizing technology for the masses

Amitesh Jha, VP – Retail, Flipkart said:

Micromax is known for revolutionizing the Indian smartphone landscape with their innovative and affordable products. We are happy to launch Micromax’s latest – Canvas Xpress 2 as a Flipkart exclusive. Offering a new smartphone packed with exciting features and a powerful processor to our shoppers, we are confident that this product will resonate with our young customers.

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Micromax Canvas Spark is now available in open sale on Snapdeal

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After surpassing  500,000 sales, Micromax for the first time since the launch of the Canvas Spark  is conducting an open sale. The open sale for the Canvas Spark smartphone has already began, which means registrations for this sale is not required, and users can just head over to Snapdeal and make the purchase.

Get your hands on the #MicromaxCanvasSpark with a stunning moonstone finish @ INR 4,999. http://t.co/I3645dFNe5pic.twitter.com/fz2OuQOosR

— Micromax Mobile (@Micromax_Mobile) July 26, 2015

The company has put white and grey variant on open sale. Micromax has not yet revealed the total number of units it will put on sale. It is also expected to launch an ultra-affordable smartphone in Delhi today, and has partnered with Flipkart for it.

Micromax had launched  the Canvas Spark back in April with a price tag of Rs 4,999. As far as specifications are concerned, it sports a 4.7-inch qHD (960×540 pixels) display protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 3, and is powered by a 1.3GHz MediaTek MTK6582 quad-core processor paired with 1GB of RAM.

The smartphone also features 8GB internal storage that can be expanded using a microSD card, an 8-megapixel rear camera, 2-megapixel selfie camera, and a 2,000mAh battery. Connectivity options include, dual-SIM card slots, 3G support, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and GPS. On the software front, it runs on Android 5.0 Lollipop out-of-the-box.

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Micromax announced Canvas Silver 5 it’s thinest and lightest Smartphone with 4.8-inch HD AMOLED Display Android 5.0 At Rs 17,999

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Micromax has just announced the Canvas Sliver 5 in the country for Rs. 17,999. The company is claiming that it is the thinnest and lightest smartphone ever. The device has a thickness of just 5.1mm from end to end (with no bumps) and weighs just 97 grams. It has an aircraft-grade aluminium frame. Micromax has focussed heavily on the build quality of the device and has opted in for a set of mid-range specifications.

The Canvas Sliver 5 is a 4G LTE enabled device, and has a a 4.8-inch HD AMOLED display. The Canvas Sliver 5 boots Android 5.0.2 Lollipop, and comes with a 64-bit Snapdragon 410 processor, 2GB RAM, 16GB internal storage, but lacks storage expansion slot. THere’s an 8-megapixel primary camera and a 5-megapixel secondary camera. There’s 4G LTE connectivity and 2,000 mAh battery. It will come with an on-site after-sales care service under which Micromax will pick up your phone for service if there’s any issue with it, and will deliver it back in 7 days. It will be available in black and golden colours.

Micromax Canvas Silver 5 specifications:

4.8-inch AMOLED display with a resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels and Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protectionAndroid 5.0.2 Lollipop operating system64-bit Snapdragon 410 chipset, 1.2GHz quad-core CPU, Adreno 306 GPU, and 2GB DDR3 RAM16GB internal storage (no microSD card slot)8-megapixel rear-facing camera (Sony IMX219 sensor), autofocus, LED flash, 1080p video recording, and Blue Glass filter5-megapixel front-facing camera4G LTE, 3G, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0, GPS and single SIM2,000 mAh battery

We think that Micromax has overpriced it. You can get almost the same specifications in the Yu Yuphoria that is priced at just Rs. 7,999. Will you pay Rs. 10,000 extra just for an AMOLED display and a thinner body? I doubt that. Compared to the Yu Yuphoria, the Micromax Canvas Silver 5 has a smaller battery, lacks microSD card slot, and a dual-SIM card slot. You can buy the Xiaomi Mi 4 at the same price, and it comes with much better hardware specifications.

Is Micromax going the Oppo way by overpricing its products just banking on its build quality and thinness? Let us know your comments on the Canvas SIlver 5. Would you buy it?

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Micromax Now Ranks in Top 10 Global handset Venders :Gratner

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Homegrown handset maker Micromax ranks among the top 10 global handset vendors with 1.8 per cent market share during the January-March quarter, according to research firm Gartner.

Gartner’s data showed the total sales (features and smartphones) stood at 460.3 million units during the first quarter of 2015, a 2.5 per cent increase from the year-ago period.

Korean firm Samsung led by tally with 21.3 per cent share, followed by Apple (13.1 per cent), Microsoft (7.2 per cent), LG (4.3 per cent) and Lenovo (4.2 per cent).

Others in the top 10 include Huawei (4 per cent), Xiaomi (3.2 per cent), TCL Communication (3.1 per cent), ZTE (2.7 per cent) and Micromax (1.8 per cent).

“In light of their strong smartphone sales in the emerging markets, the Indian and Chinese phone manufacturers increased their footprint during the first quarter of 2015.

Six of them were in the top 10 in the first quarter of 2015,” Gartner Research Director Anshul Gupta said.

Global smartphones sales to end-users witnessed 19.3 per cent increase to 336 million units during the first quarter of 2015, led by strong growth in emerging markets (excluding China).

The fastest growing regions were emerging Asia-Pacific, Eastern Europe and the Middle East and North Africa, Gartner said.

“During this quarter, local brands and Chinese vendors came out as the key winners in emerging markets. These vendors recorded an average growth of 73 per cent in smartphone sales and saw their combined share go up from 38 per cent to 47 per cent during the first quarter of 2015,” Gupta said.

Samsung had 24.2 per cent share of the global smartphone market in the January-March 2015 quarter, followed by Apple (17.9 per cent), Lenovo (5.6 per cent), Huawei (5.4 per cent) and LG (4.6 per cent).

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Micromax Canvas Nitro 2 E311 with 5-inch HD Display 1.4Ghz Octacore Processor 2GB RAM Android 4.4 Now Available At Rs 10,990

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Micromax Canvas Nitro 2 E311, the latest smartphone in the Canvas series is now available from Infibeam. It has a 1.4 GHz Octa-Core MediaTek processor instead of 1.7 GHz Octa-Core SoC and has a 2400mAh battery, other specifications are similar to the Micromax Canvas Nitro A311, including a 5-inch HD display, 1.7 GHz octa-core MediaTek processor, 2GB RAM, 16GB internal storage with expansion slot, Android 4.4 (KitKat), 13-megapixel rear camera with LED Flash and a 5-megapixel front-facing camera.

Micromax Canvas Nitro 2 E311 specifications

5-inch (1280 x 720 pixels) IPS display
1.4 GHz Octa-Core MediaTek MT6592M processor with Mali 450 GPU
2GB RAM, 16GB internal memory, expandable memory up to 32GB with microSD
Dual SIM
Android 4.4 (KitKat)
13MP autofocus rear camera with LED Flash
5MP front-facing camera
3.5mm audio jack, FM Radio
3G HSPA+, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0, GPS
2400 mAh battery
The Micromax Canvas Nitro 2 E311 comes in Black color and is priced at Rs. 10,990 on Flipkart

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