The Micromax Canvas 2 which was launched way back in 2012 is now seeing a newer version of it. Micromax has re-launched the Canvas 2 giving it a 2017 tag today. The specialty of the 2017 Canvas 2 (Q4310) is that Micromax has tied up with Airtel to provide free services for the users of this phone. Airtel is providing 1GB data per day and unlimited calls & SMS for a year after the purchase of the device. As you all know already, Canvas 2 was a big success for Micromax back then and now they are trying to bring it back by this Airtel’s collaboration.
The Canvas 2 is protected by Gorilla Glass 5 on the top and makes this device the first one to have it in this price segment. The Canvas 2 is priced at Rs. 11,999. As per Micromax, they are aiming to sell more than a million units of the current Canvas 2 in India and other markets in Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, and Nepal. Besides the one-year warranty, the device also comes with one year of screen warranty which can be replaced one time if damaged.
Talking about the Canvas 2 in the launch event, here’s what Rahul Sharma, Co-founder of Micromax had to say.
“Canvas2 was the first smartphone that we launched in our Canvas range of smartphones back in 2012, which reinvented the way consumers looked at their smartphone as it led to the democratization of technology in India. Over the last few months, as the Indian handset and telecom industry has undergone dynamic shift, the focus of consumers is shifting from just the hardware, to overall connected experience. Therefore, to address the consumer needs, we are happy to partner with Airtel to offer a full year of unlimited calls and 4G data with the new Canvas2, which will help drive large scale adoption throughout the country. Our partnership with Corning has also helped us make Canvas2, the first smartphone to offer Corning® Gorilla® Glass 5 in its price segment. We expect Canvas 2 to yet again set a bench mark and revolutionize the overall smartphone adoption.”
Coming to the specifications, the Canvas 2017 has a 5-inch full HD 2.5D curved display with Corning Gorilla Glass 5 on the top. It is powered by a quad-core 1.3GHz processor along with 16GB of on board storage and 3GB of RAM. The device can take two SIMs and can be expandable up to 64GB via MicroSD card. It supports 4G LTE and VoLTE for taking calls in Jio. The device has a 13MP rear camera and 5MP front camera. Other than these, it has a fingerprint sensor, runs on latest Android 7.0 Nougat, and has a battery capacity of 3010 mAh.