Micromax launched cheapest phone with 18:9 display at Rs 9,999
Micromax has always strived to give customers ‘nothing like anything’. But their latest offering seems to be a bit counter-intuitive in its absolute sense.
Micromax just launched the Micromax Canvas Infinity with a screen of 18:9 aspect ration which also happens to be the cheapest phone in India to sport such a display at Rs 9,999. Earlier this month LG came out with the Q6 at Rs 14,990 which was then touted to be the cheapest phone with such an aspect ratio.
The Canvas Infinity is the first phone to be launched under the new Infinity series from Micromax. Apart from the Infinity Display, the phone also packs some appreciable hardware which makes it a decent performer, at least on paper. The phone sports a metal build and has a micro-USB port and a 3.5mm jack on the bottom and the top respectively.
Starting with the feature that is the eponym for the phone’s name, the display. The Infinity sports a 5.7 inch 720p display packed inside a frame roughly the size of an iPhone 7 Plus. The phone is powered by a Snapdragon 425 under the hood paired with 3GB of RAM. The internal storage is at 32GB while it can be expanded upto 128GB via a MicroSD slot.
“With Micromax Canvas Infinity, we are focusing on bringing the best in class display experience with an all-rounder device that packs in the best of everything.” said Rahul Sharma, co-founder of Micromax.
The phone also seems to have promising cameras which sweeten the deal. The highlight is the front snapper which has a 16MP sensor with soft selfie flash and an aperture of f/2.0. The camera on the back is a 13MP shooter which also has real-time bokeh effect mode and a re-focus mode which allows you to refocus shots after clicking them.
The phone packs a 2,900 mAh battery which is rated to offer 20 hours of talk time on a single charge. Connectivity options include 4G VoLTE, WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth, GPS, AGPS and USB OTG support upto 64GB.
On the software front, the phone comes with Android 7.1.2 out-of-the-box, But interestingly, Micromax has promised that the phone will get Android 8.0 Oreo in the near future.
The phone is currently available on Amazon for Rs 9,999 but will soon be available in offline retail stores.