Micromax has launched Canvas Knight 2 , successor of last year’s Canvas Knight smartphone. The Canvas Knight 2 has a 5-inch (1280 x 720 pixels) HD AMOLED display, is powered by an Octa-Core Snapdragon 615 64-bit processor and runs on Android 5.0 (Lollipop). It features a 13-megapixel auto focus rear camera with Largan 5P lens, LED Flash and a 5-megapixel front-facing camera. It has a metal frame with glass back that is protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 3.
The smartphone has Dual SIM support with 4G LTE connectivity in both the slots. It even has Cirus Logic Wolfson WM8998 Stereo DAC chipset for enhanced audio experience.
Micromax Canvas Knight 2 specifications
- 5-inch (1280 x 720 pixels) HD AMOLED display with Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection
- Octa-Core Snapdragon 615 (4×1.5GHz + 4×1.0GHz) 64-bit processor with Adreno 405 GPU
- 2GB RAM, 16GB internal memory, expandable memory with microSD
- Android 5.0 (Lollipop)
- 13MP auto focus camera with LED Flash, Sony IMX214 sensor, LARGAN 5P lens
- 5MP front-facing camera with Omnivison OV5648 with LARGAN 4P lens
- Hybrid Dual SIM (Secondary Nano SIM slot can also be used as microSD slot)
- 4G LTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0, GPS
- 3.5mm audio jack, FM Radio, Wolfson Stereo DAC
- 2260mAh battery
The Micromax Canvas Knight 2 is priced at Rs. 16,299 and will go on sale across India from June 10. It will come with a free Airtel 4G SIM and Airtel 4G Double Data offer.
Commenting on the launch, Vineet Taneja, CEO, Micromax Informatics said,
India is at the cusp of digital revolution and we expect 4G technology to push internet usage to an unprecedented level. Consumer demand is constantly shifting towards devices offering multi-tasking capabilities, 24×7 data connectivity with increased video consumption and real-time mobility solutions. Smartphones always lead any such technology shift, much before full scale network rollouts are done by operators. In our estimate, 4G handsets already account for 15% of total smartphone shipments, up from 4% two quarters back. Installed base of 4G handsets is ~5 Mn compared to a 90Mn+ base of 3G smartphones.
With the launch of our new device Canvas Knight 2, the first in the 4G range, we are looking at driving the next wave of internet evolution in the country. Over the next few months, we are all set to launch a series of 4G LTE enabled devices across a range of price points each addressing unique needs of the Indian consumer. Our popular series of Canvas Fire, Unite, Nitro will gradually move to 4G offerings. With a comprehensive portfolio of quality 4G LTE enabled devices, we are confident of propelling the next wave of mobile internet ecosystem in the country.