Monday, 23 January 2017
Mobile

Affordable Micromax Canvas Blade 4G+ smartphone launched

Indian electronics company Micromax have added another 4G-enabled handset to its portfolio with the launch of the Canvas Blaze 4G+ budget smartphone.

Micromax had launched the Canvas Blaze 4G in September and the Canvas Blaze 4G+, its refreshed version has just been listed on the company’s official website.

The standout feature of the Micromax Canvas Blaze 4G+ is its support for 4G LTE networks. Micromax claims that the handset’s download speeds can reach up to 150 Mbps with the Cat. 4 LTE network.

Just like the Canvas Blaze 4G, the new smartphone has a 4.5-inch screen with 480 x 854 pixels IPS display. Both phones come with 8GB of internal memory which can be expanded via a microSD card up to 32GB.

The Micromax Canvas Blaze 4G+ is powered by a 1GHz quad-core MediaTek (MT6735M) SoC clubbed with 1GB of RAM. Its predecessor on the other hand packs a 1.1GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 210 (MSM8909) SoC coupled with 1GB of RAM.

The new smartphone has an 8-megapixel rear camera with autofocus and LED flash. It sports a 2-megapixel front shooter for taking selfies.

The Micromax Canvas Blaze 4G+ also runs on Android 5.1 and is powered by a 1750mAh removable battery which is rated to deliver up to 5 hours of talk time and up to 200 hours of standby time.

The Micromax Canvas Blaze 4G+ is a dual SIM (GSM and GSM) smartphone that accepts two Micro-SIM cards. Connectivity options on the phone include 3G (HSPA+), Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0, Micro-USB 2.0, GPS/ A-GPS, and a 3.5mm audio jack.

It also supports FM Radio and 4G (with support for Band 40 used by some LTE networks in India).

The phone also comes with Proximity sensor, Ambient light sensor, Accelerometer, and Gyroscope.

Micromax is yet to release the price of the new device but as a budget device it’s expected that it will go for Rs. 6,999 (about 22,000 Naira) – which is the price at which the Canvas Blaze 4G was launched.