The biggest highlight of the Micromax Canvas Fantabulet is its massive 6.98-inch screen at this price point. With the large screen size, the new Canvas Fantabulet will compete against the high-priced Lenovo Phab Plus, which sports a 6.8-inch display. It's worth noting that the Lenovo Phab Plus was launched in India back in October at Rs. 20,990.
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The Canvas Fantabulet comes bundled with apps like Eros Now, Kindle, Saavn, and Gaana among others. Another highlight of the new smartphone is its dual box speakers which are powered by DTS technology. Micromax is offering a free 90-day subscription to Saavn pro.
The Canvas Fantabulet features a 6.98-inch HD (720x1280 pixels) IPS display. It is powered by a quad-core processor clocked at 1.3GHz coupled with 1GB of RAM. The handset features 8GB inbuilt storage and also supports expandable storage support via microSD card (up to 32GB).
Running Android 5.0 Lollipop, the Micromax Canvas Fantabulet sports an 8-megapixel rear autofocus camera with LED flash and also comes with a 2-megapixel fixed-focus front camera. The dual-SIM based Canvas Fantabulet supports 3G on one SIM and the other supports 2G.
Connectivity options on the new phablet from Micromax include 3G, GPS/ A-GPS, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and Micro-USB. Unfortunately, the smartphones doesn't support 4G LTE connectivity. Under the hood, the Micromax Canvas Fantabulet packs a 3000mAh battery.
Commenting on the launch, Vikas Jain, Co-Founder, Micromax Informatics, said, "We ignited the phablet category with the launch of Canvas range of devices which proved to be extremely popular among the consumers. With the launch of Canvas Fantabulet we are yet again pioneering a new category that will change the way people use smartphones making it their first choice for consumption and productivity needs. The launch comes at the most appropriate time when mobile internet is on the rise and there has been persistent increase in demand for larger screens and video consumption."