The domestic smartphone maker, Micromax launched the dirt cheap Canvas Spark 2 in September last year at Rs. 3,999. The device came with a 5-inch display, quad-core SoC, 768MB of RAM, 5MP Camera and 1800mAh battery. Now, the brand is all set to launch the successor of the smartphone called as Micromax Canvas Spark 3 (Q385) in India. The Canvas Spark 3 is the true successor with upgrades in every department such as a better display, storage, RAM, Camera and a bigger battery. The smartphone is priced at Rs. 4,999 and will go on sale exclusively online via Snapdeal starting April 7th.
Commenting on the launch event, Shubhajit Sen, Chief Marketing Officer, Micromax Informatics, said, “India being a value-driven market, the consumers are seeking more productivity, efficiency, entertainment, multitasking and better connectivity. With the launch of the Canvas Spark 3, we are yet again reinforcing our commitment to making technology and entertainment accessible to everyone and at the same time introducing more people to the best of the connected world. We will continue to disrupt the market with similar innovations shortly to keep raising the benchmark for technological innovations that directly address the ever evolving consumer needs.”
Coming to the specifications part, the Micromax Canvas Spark 3 flaunts a large 5.5-inch (1280×720 pixels) HD display with 267ppi as pixel density and Corning Gorilla Glass 3 laid on top of it for protection. Under the hood, it comes powered by unspecified quad-core processor clocked at 1.3GHz paired with 1GB of RAM, 8GB of onboard storage and microSD card option for further expansion of memory up to 32GB. It supports dual sim dual standby and runs on Android 5.1 Lollipop based company’s customized UI overlaid out of the box.
On the camera section, the smartphone comes equipped with an 8MP rear camera with autofocus, LED flash and a 5MP front-facing fixed focus camera for video calling and selfie images. It comes with essential connectivity options like 2G/3G HSPA+, Wi-Fi, GPS/A-GPS, Bluetooth 4.0 and microUSB 2.0 port. The only downside of the smartphone is it lacks the 4G-LTE support that should have been offered by the company considering the recent trend.
The handset powers a 2500mAh battery that the brand claims can easily last for an entire day on mixed usage. Like other Micromax devices, the Canvas Spark 3 comes with many pre-loaded apps like Hike, Skype, Gaana and OLX. The smartphone also features 1.5CC Box 2509 speakers with which we can expect loud sound output. The device also comes with INDUS that helps you in easy access of your favourite apps and sends personalized messages in 10 regional languages. The handset comes in Black and Champagne Gold color options.