After launching the Canvas Express, the Canvas 4 Plus A315, and the Canvas Nitro A310, the indigenous smartphone maker Micromax doesn’t want to stay behind in cashing-on the ongoing selfie trend, and therefore it has unveiled its first selfie smartphone, the Canvas Selfie. Equipped with 13-megapixel front and back cameras with dual LED flash, the Canvas Selfie is said to target “the image-conscious women.” The additional features of the camera include LED flash with Sony image sensor with autofocus lens. The camera app comes loaded with additional features such as face slimming, eye enhancement, skin smoothening, and teeth whitening.
Vineet Taneja, CEO of Micromax said in the statement, “With over a million selfies being taken every day, out of which 40 per cent claim to re-touch them, we have created a perfect blend of hardware and software to give you that perfect selfie.”
The selfie-centric device features a 4.7-inch IPS display with 720p resolution and Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection. It is powered by a 1.7GHz octa-core processor and a 2GB RAM. It comes with Android 4.4 KitKat out-of-the-box, and is available in Mystic Blue and Angelic White colours. The handset, which will hit the stores in January next year, also has two SIM card slots.
Micromax Canvas Selfie Specifications
- 4.7-inch IPS LCD display, 1280 x 720 pixels, Gorilla Glass 3
- Android 4.4 KitKat operating system
- 1.7GHz octa-core MediaTek MT6592 processor, Mali-450MP4 GPU, and 2GB RAM
- 16GB internal storage with microSD card slot (up to 32GB)
- 13-megapixel primary camera, autofocus, LED flash, and 1080p video recording
- 13-megapixel secondary camera, autofocus, and LED flash
- Dual-SIM (3G + 2G), Wi-Fi a/b/g/n, Bluetooth v4.0, A-GPS, and microUSB v2.0 port
- 2,300 mAh battery
The price for the Micromax Canvas Selfie will be announced closer to the launch. With given specifications, the selfie-focussed smartphone from Micromax looks like a competitor to the HTC Desire Eye, though the latter is equipped with a relatively more powerful Snapdragon 801 processor. The Desire Eye features 13-megapixel front and rear cameras with autofocus, LED flash, and 1080p video recording. Other competitors include the Sony Xperia C3, the HTC Desire 820, and the HTC Desire 820Q.