Micromax, Samsung’s Indian nemesis, is back and with a phone competing with none other than the number one Samsung Galaxy S4!
Micromax recently released teaser videos of Micromax Canvas 4, the next flagship device with the Canvas moniker. Apart from sharing the same digit in the name, Micromax Canvas 4 also shares certain interesting specifications and features with Samsung Galaxy S4, pegging it as direct Indian competition to the Samsung flagship.
Micromax teased the phone in a couple of videos via its official page on YouTube. While the video shows the back clearly, viewers get just a passing glimpse of the front. The curved back comes with a sleek look and a gloss finish. The camera is positioned right at the edge of the phone with a single flash placed slightly away. The camera placement is definitely interesting as it protrudes slightly out at the top. However, we hope there is a protective bump as the placement renders it open to dust and harm.
On the specs front, Micromax Canvas 4 will come with an eight-core processor just like Samsung Galaxy S4. But we wonder if, like Samsung, Micromax will also divide the processors in two: quad-core for faster, heavier apps and the other four for regular, daily tasks. Whatever the case, we’re happy someone is finally taking on the world’s fastest smartphone!
Micromax Canvas 4 is also rumoured to come with a 13 MP camera. We don’t think they’re quite rumours as Samsung Galaxy S4 comes with a 13 MP cam too. But Samsung Galaxy S4 boasts of a host of camera features like voice-pictures and dual-shot which we are guessing Micromax might skip.
While we’re sure the phone will run Android Jelly Bean 4.2, we can’t say anything about the display and the memory. Our bet is a 5-inch display but Micromax might add or detract a couple of centimetres. Also, Micromax needs to up the RAM to 2 GB and provide a strong internal memory option (or options) to really stand a chance against the Samsung Galaxy S4.
While Micromax will offer specs which in theory, match those of Samsung Galaxy S4, it is the software features that really make Samsung Galaxy S4 the numero uno phone out there. Wonder if Micromax Canvas 4 will also support retina-scroll, gesture touch and the other frills so loudly marketed by Samsung. If yes, then we really wish Samsung all the best as Micromax this time might have the perfect recipe to topple Samsung off the top chart.
While Samsung Galaxy S4 promises to be your Life Companion (‘Life’ here being till the launch of the next Samsung Galaxy phone, we guess); Micromax Canvas 4 states that “Life Can be Endless.” How endless and for how long, June 28th will prove.