Updated on  2015-2-27: Micromax Canvas Selfie is now available for 15,990 INR.

Today, Micromax announced a new selfie focused smartphone called Canvas Selfie that packs an impressive spec sheet. As the name indicates, the smartphone comes with outstanding camera aspects that sound pretty appealing, though its performance is yet to be analyzed. While the device is slated to go on sale from the second week of January, here we come up with a quick look at the hardware of the Canvas Selfie.

micromax canvas selfie

Camera and Internal Storage

The highlight of the Canvas Selfie is its imaging capabilities as there are dual 13 MP rear and front cameras with Sony sensors, auto focus and LED flash for enhanced performance under low light ambient conditions. To complement this hardware, there are beautification features such as Eye Enhancement, Face Slimming, Remove Oil, Teeth Whitening and Skin Smoothening that will enhance the beauty of the person captured in the snaps.

The internal storage on the Micromax offering is 16 GB and it can be further expanded to 32 GB using a micro SD card. This storage capacity is definitely on par with that of the other mid range models in the market leaving us with no issues in this regard.

Processor and Battery

The processor used in the camera centric smartphone is a 1.7 GHz octa core MT6592 processor of unspecified chipset. This processor is assisted by 2 GB of RAM for enhanced multi-tasking capabilities.

we believe that this smartphone would render a similar performance as the other octa core devices available in the market. Battery capacity is 2,300 mAh, which can last for 8.5 hours of talk time and 198 hours of standby time according to Micromax. It can be expected to pump in moderate hours of backup to the smartphone with decent specifications.

Display and Features

There is a 4.7 inch IPS display on the Canvas Selfie with HD 720p resolution that is layered with the Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection as well. This display should definitely provide a decent performance in rendering all the basic tasks that it is meant to without much hassle.

Fueled by Android 4.4 KitKat operating system, the Micromax smartphone is packed with connectivity aspects including 3G, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS and dual SIM functionality.

Comparison

The Micromax Canvas Selfie smartphone will be a competitor to the other selfie focused offerings including Lava Iris Selfie 50, Xolo Opus 3 and Microsoft Lumia 535 to mention a few.

Key Specs

Model Micromax Canvas Selfie
Display 4.7 inch, HD
Processor 1.7 GHz Octa Core
RAM 2 GB
Internal Storage 16 GB, Expandable up to 32 GB
OS Android 4.4 KitKat
Camera 13 MP/ 13 MP
Battery 2,300 mAh
Price 15,999 INR

What we Like

  • Outstanding camera set with unique features
  • Decent display with Corning Gorilla Glass protection

Conclusion

The Micromax Canvas Selfie is definitely a great smartphone with impressive aspects. Once this smartphone is released into the market, the manufacturer will definitely cash in on the other high end selfie focused smartphones that are available in the market. The beautification features are first of its kind to be preinstalled on a smartphone. Notably, Micromax would price the handset appropriately to make it compete with its challengers effectively and we will have to wait to see the impact of the Canvas Selfie’s release.

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