Micromax Canvas Infinity has finally been launched in India, after weeks of teasers; it is the second major smartphone launched by the company in a week after the Evok Dual Note. The big highlights of the Micromax Canvas Infinity are its 5.7-inch display with 18:9 aspect ratio, and its 16-megapixel selfie camera setup. Other key features of the handset include 3GB of RAM, and 2900mAh battery capacity. The smartphone is an Amazon India exclusive, but will also go on sale via offline stores at a later date. Micromax Canvas Infinity price in India is Rs. 9,999, and registrations for the first sale at 12pm IST on September 1 have already begun.
The Micromax Canvas Infinity has a metal body with the fingerprint scanner at the back, right below the single camera setup. It sports top and bottom antenna bands, and has the speaker setup at the back as well. The front has capacitive buttons, and the 3.5mm audio jack sits on the top edge of the smartphone. The Micro-USB port sits at the bottom edge as well. As we mentioned, the highlight of the smartphone is its 18:9 aspect ratio display, which manages to fit a 5.7-inch screen in a frame comparable to the iPhone 7 Plus. This makes it the only budget smartphone in the Indian market right now, with the exception of the LG Q6 priced at Rs. 14,990, with an 18:9 display aspect ratio.
At the launch event of this smartphone, Micromax also announced a 24-hour service promise to repair or replace the device in that stipulated time frame. Micromax claims that this service will be available at Micromax Express Service centres exclusively, and the list of these centres will be updated on the website. Micromax also confirmed that the Canvas Infinity will get the Android 8.0 Oreo update soon. Notably, the factory system images and OTA update for compatible phones were made live by Google just a day ago. As we mentioned, While the smartphone is an Amazon India exclusive for now, co-founder Rahul Sharma did confirm that the smartphone will be sold through offline channels as well, eventually.
As for specifications, the Micromax Canvas Infinity runs on Android 7.0 Nougat, and sports dual-SIM slots and a dedicated slot for microSD. It features a 5.7-HD (720x1440 pixels) IPS display with 18:9 screen ratio. The smartphone is powered by the Snapdragon 425 quad-core processor paired with 3GB RAM. The internal storage is at 32GB with the option to expand further using a microSD card slot (up to 128GB).
Coming to the big highlight, the Micromax Canvas Infinity sports a 16-megapixel selfie camera with soft selfie flash, f/2.0 aperture, 5P lens, and face beauty modes. The phone comes with Super Pixel which clicks multiple pictures at the same time and combines them to give you higher resolution and more details. At the back, the smartphone sports a 13-megapixel sensor with flash support and f/2.0 aperture as well. The camera mode gives you a Real Time Bokeh effect and Re-Focus option - an effect which will allow you to select the focus area after shooting, allowing you to click pictures that seem to be taken on the macro mode of an SLR camera. The smartphone also comes with Auto scene detection mode support.
The Micromax Canvas Infinity packs a 2900mAh battery that is rated to offer talk time of 20 hours and standby time of 420 hours. Connectivity options include 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11b/g/n, Bluetooth, GPS, AGPS, and OTG support (up to 64GB). On board sensors include proximity, light, accelerometer, and magnetic sensors. The Micromax Canvas Infinity also boasts of gesture based shortcuts, and has the ability to take long screenshots (up to 10 pages) as well.
Sharma also said in a statement, "At the very beginning of 2017, we aligned our product roadmap basis the consumer needs and committed ourselves to focus on the four key trends - Camera, Screen, Battery and Security. In the last couple of months, we have launched smartphones with Dual cameras, 4000 mAh battery, compelling security features and more, to provide solutions to consumers who use their smartphones as a life hack. With Micromax Canvas Infinity, we are focusing on bringing the best in class display experience with an all-rounder device that packs in the best of everything."