The popular domestic handset maker has announced that the Canvas Knight smartphone will be exclusively available via company's online store starting Wednesday.
The highlight of the Micromax Canvas Knight is its octa-core MediaTek (MT6592T) processor clocked at 2GHz, coupled with 2GB of RAM.
The Canvas Knight offers dual-SIM (both Micro-SIMs) support and runs Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean out-of-the-box. It comes with a 5-inch (1080x1920 pixels) full-HD IPS display with a pixel density of 443ppi.
The Canvas Knight comes with 32GB of inbuilt storage, which is non-expandable. It sports a 16-megapixel rear camera with OmniVision CameraChip sensor and M8 Largan Lens, while there is a secondary 8-megapixel front-facing camera.
On the connectivity front, the Canvas Knight includes 3G, Wi-Fi, Micro-USB, and Bluetooth. The new smartphone from Micromax packs a 2350mAh battery, which is rated to deliver up to 7.5 hours of talk time and up to 175 hours of standby time.
The Micromax Canvas Knight comes preloaded with apps such as BBM, Hike, GetIt, Truecaller, Spuul, Kingsoft Office Suite, Opera Mini, M!Live, M!Vault, M!Security and Games (RealSteel WRB, Where's My Perry and Where's My Water).
The smartphone will be available in three colour variants: Black, Black and Gold, and White and Gold.
Commenting on the launch, Rahul Sharma, Co-Founder, Micromax said, "Canvas Knight is another milestone for Micromax to bring the best combination of technology, style and affordability for the masses." He further added, "With the launch of Canvas Knight, our first octa-core smartphone, we have yet again raised the bar of affordable innovation in the country".
Dr. Finbarr Moynihan, General Manager, International Sales & Marketing, MediaTek Inc, said, "The MT6592T enables consumers to experience premium gaming performance and enhanced web browsing. With MediaTek's tru octa-core MT6592T, users can enjoy heavy web downloading, hardcore gaming, high-quality premium video viewing or other types of rigorous multitasking without experiencing lag times or excessive battery consumption."