Today, mobile phone maker Micromax has officially launched a new Android-based smartphone in India, in the form of Micromax Canvas Knight A350.The device was made official for the first time back in January, when the company launched it in Russia, but it was introduced in the handset vendor’s homeland market only today. However, Micromax did confirm last month that it planned on making such a move.
The new Canvas Knight A350 can be purchased in India exclusively through Micromax’s own online store, where it can be seen now listed with a price tag of Rs. 19,999 ($323/€236) attached to it.
For this kind of money, users will buy a highly appealing device, one that arrives on the market with features usually found in the upper segment of the mid-range market.
The smartphone packs a 5-inch IPS touchscreen display that can deliver a 1920 x 1080 pixels resolution, and is powered by a 2GHz octa-core MediaTek MT6592T processor, paired with 2GB of RAM.
Basically, this means that Canvas Knight A350 will be able to provide users with great performance capabilities, not to mention that it will also offer an enhanced viewing experience on the full HD screen.
However, there’s more to this device that looks appealing, and we’re not referring here only to its outer design, but also to the hardware that Micromax has packed inside it.
The smartphone lands on the market with a 16-megapixel camera on the back, which features auto-focus and LED flash, and which should be able to provide users with full HD video recording capabilities.
On the front, the handset sports an 8-megapixel camera for making video calls. This is one of the largest cameras of the kind included on a smartphone today, and it should be able to provide users with a great experience when video chatting on the go.
Micromax Canvas Knight A350 was launched with 32GB of internal memory, a 2350mAh battery inside, and the usual set of connectivity options (3G HSPA+, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, and Bluetooth 4.0). It also features a built-in GPS receiver.
The phone was announced with support for two SIM cards at the same time, and with Google’s Android 4.2 Jelly Bean operating system loaded on top. In my opinion, this is a major drawback for the device, though it’s certainly not a deal-breaker.
The smartphone also packs Yamaha Amplifier for enhanced audio output and is available for purchase in Black with Gold, White with Gold, and Black color versions.