Micromax has released an update to its Xpress 2 smartphone with the launch of the Micromax Canvas Xpress 4G.
The device is considered a low-cost 4G smartphone and is priced at Rs 6,599 (roughly 20,000 Naira).
The 5-inch display of Micromax Canvas Xpress 4G sports a 720p HD screen resolution which is a rarity in its price range.
The smartphone has a generic design, featuring a removable plastic back panel with chrome finish. The LED flash behind is seated between the protruding camera and the Micromax logo.
Metallic-finish strips are placed on both sides of the phone; the right side houses the Volume and Power buttons.
Instead of on-screen keys, the Micromax Canvas Xpress 4G has soft-touch keys for Tasks, Home and Back below the display. The phone’s screen is also surrounded by wide bezels on all sides.
The smartphone supports dual-SIM (GSM+GSM) and runs Android 5.1 Lollipop out-of-the-box.
It is powered by a 1GHz quad-core MediaTek MT6735P processor coupled with 2GB of RAM.
The Micromax Canvas Xpress 4G has an 8GB of inbuilt storage, which can be further expanded via microSD card up to 32GB.
The smartphone has an 8-megapixel rear autofocus camera with LED flash, while a 2-megapixel fixed-focus camera adorns its front.
Connectivity options on the phone include 3G, GPRS/ EDGE, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Micro-USB, and Bluetooth options, apart from 4G. The smartphone packs a 2000mAh battery.
The phone also supports 4 LTE bands, which allows download speeds of up to 150Mbps.
The phone’s support of 4G LTE support, specifically Cat. 4 LTE with high download speeds is its highlight.
Recently Micromax has been releasing 4G-enabled smartphones into the market – the company initially announced the Canvas Blaze 4G, Canvas Fire 4G, and Canvas Play 4G in September.
This was followed by the launch of the Canvas 5 smartphone earlier this month. The company recently also introduced the Canvas Blaze 4G+ by listing it on the company site.
This indicates that the company is building on delivering smartphones that can cater for the need to download large files. If this technology is perfected, it might become the company’s selling point.