Micromax Canvas Knight 2 Specifications, features and price

Micromax’s first 4G LTE phone, Canvas Knight 2 launched
Micromax, the popular Indian phone maker, announced their first ever 4G LTE supporting Android phone, the Canvas Knight 2, in the home country yesterday. It will be available from June 10 for Rs.16299 ($259 approx.) across the country. Going by the specs sheet, Canvas Knight 2 is a mid-range droid with some interesting add-on features –

MMX Canvas Knight 2

CPU – 64-bit, 1.5GHz octacore processor, Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 chipset

Memory – 2GB RAM, 16GB internal memory, upto 32GB microSD card support

Camera – 13MP, auto-focus main camera with dual-LED flash (Sony IMX 214 CMOS sensor, 5-elements lens module), 5MP front camera (Omnivision wide-angle sensor, 4-elements lens module) for great selfies

Display – 5 inches, 720 x 1280 pixels resolution AMOLED touch screen

OS – Android 5.0 Lollipop OS

Others – dual SIM (both 4G LTE capable), non-removable 2230mAh battery, Bluetooth 4.0, Wi-Fi, FM Radio

Price – Rs.16299 (US $259)

Micromax is popular in India for making affordable low/mid-range Android phones. The first generation Canvas Knight was a premium, flagship device of MMX and Knight 2 seems to continue with that legacy. Besides decent specs sheet, Canvas Knight 2 packs following extra features

Premium design – Canvas Knight 2 has glass panels both at front display and back plus a metal rim surrounds the sides giving it an overall premium “glass-metal” finish. Gorilla Glass 3 protective coating is provided at both front and back panels.

AMOLED Display – MMX has used an AMOLED panel in Canvas Knight 2 instead of an LCD. AMOLED display is known for bright vivid colors, wide viewing angles and better sunlight legibility.

Separate sound chipset – MMX has incorporated a Cirrus Logic Wolfson Stereo mobile chipset into Canvas Knight 2 for better sound output

Cons – a meager 5 inches, HD screen (not even full HD) which is not expected from a current flagship. Price is a bit on the higher side considering the availability of way too many better options in this price range (like Samsung Galaxy S4 for Rs.16K, Xiaomi Mi4i for Rs.13K, Lenovo A6000 Plus for Rs.8K, Huawei Honor 6 for 17K etc). Micromax should consider a price-cut soon (it will be a great buy at Rs.10K) if they want Canvas Knight 2 to succeed in the fiercely competitive Indian market.

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