Micromax announced Canvas Knight 2 in India, which is successor or Canvas Knight launched last year. The smartphone comes with 1.5GHz Octa core Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 processor. It has 5-inch HD AMOLED display with 1280×720 pixels. It comes with Glass & Metal finish where Gorilla Glass 3 is in back and rear for protection. It has 2GB of RAM with 16GB of internal storage which is expandable up to 32GB.
The Canvas Knight 2 sports 13MP rear camera with Sony IMX214 CMOS sensor with LARGAN 5P lens and 5MP front camera with Omnivison OV5648 with LARGAN 4P lens. It runs on Android 5.0 Lollipop out of the box. It packs with 2260mAh battery. It comes with Cirus Logic Wolfson Stereo WM8998 which promises to deliver good audio output experience.
Commenting on the launch, Mr. 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.”
The Micromax Canvas Knight 2 will be available for Rs. 16,299 and will go for sale from June 10th. It comes with an introductory offer with Airtel 4G Double Data offer which doubles the 4G data amount for any consumer activating the 4G SIM.