It seems the popular domestic handset maker is finally gearing up to bring the Micromax Canvas Beat in India, as the smartphone is now available via an e-commerce website.
The Canvas Beat is now available at Rs. 9,499 via an e-commerce website; however, it's worth noting that the handset still carries the model number A114R. For those unaware, the Canvas Beat (A114R) can be considered to be a variant of an already launched Indian smartphone, the Canvas 2.2 (A114). We presumed that the R prefix was for the Russian market, however, the two phones don't share the same processor and battery specifications.
The Canvas Beat (A114R) runs Android 4.2 Jelly Bean and is a dual-SIM phablet (GSM+GSM). It features a 5-inch qHD (540x960 pixels) IPS display, and is powered by a 1.2GHz quad-core Broadcom BCM23550 processor along with 1GB of RAM. The Canvas 2.2 (A114), on the other hand, is powered by a 1.3GHz quad-core MediaTek MT6582M processor along with 1GB of RAM.
The Canvas Beat sports an 8-megapixel autofocus rear camera accompanied by LED flash, and also includes a 2-megapixel front-facing camera. The smartphone comes with 4GB inbuilt storage, with expandable storage up to 32GB supported via microSD card. The Micromax Canvas Beat also packs a 1900mAh battery, as compared to the Canvas 2.2's 2000mAh one.
It's worth mentioning that since this is a third-party online store, one cannot be certain if this will be the official launch price when the Canvas Beat is unveiled in India.