Update: Micromax after the sale announced that 20,000 units of the Canvas Spark went out of stock in less than 2 minutes. The firm added that the second flash sale will be held on May 6.
Priced at Rs. 4,999, registrations for the Micromax Canvas Spark kicked off following the launch last week. The domestic handset brand, at the time of writing, had not revealed the number of units that will be available in the first flash sale.
The Micromax Canvas Spark is a dual-SIM smartphone, and runs Android 5.0 Lollipop out-of-the-box. It features a 4.7-inch qHD (540x960 pixels) IPS display along with Gorilla Glass 3 protection, and is powered by a 1.3GHz quad-core MediaTek MT6582M processor coupled with 1GB of DDR3 RAM.
The Canvas Spark bears an 8-megapixel rear camera with LED flash and an M8 Largan lens, apart from a 2-megapixel front-facing camera. It sports 8GB of built-in storage, which is expandable via microSD card (up to 32GB). Connectivity options include Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0, GPS, FM radio, and a 3.5mm audio jack. It is powered by a 2000mAh battery that's rated to deliver up to 335 hours of standby time. The smartphone comes in dual-tone colour options - White-Gold and Grey-Silver.
At a price of just Rs. 4,999, Micromax is definitely trying to woo customers looking for up-to-date smartphones in the sub-Rs. 5,000 segment.
Earlier this week, Micromax's Canvas Play (Q355) was made available to purchase via a third-party online retailer at Rs. 7,490.
The dual-SIM (GSM+GSM) Micromax Canvas Play smartphone runs Android 5.0 Lollipop out-of-the-box. It features a 5.5-inch (480x854 pixels) FWVGA display. The smartphone is powered by a 1.3GHz quad-core MediaTek (MT6582M) processor coupled with 1GB of RAM.