Micromax Plans to Launch its First Premium Smartphone With Curved Display By August End

A few days ago, Micromax announced its Selfie 2 smartphone at Rs. 9,999 in India and following its launch, the company is now all set to release a new smartphone lineup.

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According to sources familiar with the development, Micromax is working on introducing a new lineup called the Infinity series by the end of August 2017. As the name suggests, the upcoming device is said to come with a curved display with an aspect ratio of 18:9.

Going by the reports, the handset is expected to sport a 5.7-inch curved display and is claimed to be an affordable alternative to the LG G6 with Full Vision display and the Samsung Galaxy S8 that features Infinity display. Interestingly, Micromax will be the first home-grown manufacturer to offer Infinity display with the said aspect ratio.

More from the reports suggest that the upcoming device will be a premium smartphone from Micromax and will come equipped with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 SoC, clocked at 2.4GHz. The chipset is clubbed with 4GB of RAM and an ample 128GB of internal storage capacity. The phone will also be available in a 6GB RAM variant. The onboard storage can be further expanded if needed via a dedicated microSD card slot.

On the imaging front, this unnamed smartphone is going with a single 16MP rear camera. This comes as a surprise since most other premium smartphones launched this year, sport the dual rear camera setup.

The domestic smartphone maker is usually known for its affordable smartphones, and the company hasn’t filled the premium market segment since the start of this year. Micromax seemingly intends to change this by launching a premium flagship smartphone and adding more muscle power to its device portfolio.

Micromax faced a few bumps in the road late last year due to demonetization when the company did not release any devices for a couple of months. However, the company has recovered since, by launching devices back to back in different price segments.

Chakri is a go-to guy for your next smartphone recommendation. Back in his engineering days, he used to play with smartphones by installing custom ROMs and that passion got him into the tech industry. He still goes nuts about a smartphone knocking his door for review. Currently managing everything at Telecom Talk, Chakri is trying to master PUBG Mobile in his free time.

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