After listing it quietly on the company website last week, Micromax on Monday launched its Selfie 2 smartphone in India officially. As you already know, the big highlight of the Micromax Selfie 2 is its front camera setup, its latest Android software, and the fingerprint scanner support at the back. The smartphone is priced in the country at Rs. 9,999 and will be made available in all major retail stores from August 1.
Coming to the aesthetics, the Micromax Selfie 2 at its price point offers a sleek metallic body with no home button in the front, and volume and power keys on the left edge. The fingerprint scanner, as mentioned, is seen residing at the back right beneath the rear camera sensor. The speaker grille is also sitting at the back on the bottom.
As mentioned, the Micromax Selfie 2 is priced at Rs. 9,999 and will be available via offline retailers from August 1. There's also a 100-day replacement guarantee scheme, where Micromax promises to replace the smartphone if there is any damage. The company will replace the device with a similar or equivalent priced unit within 100 days of activation of the unit. The company notes that this includes the one-year warranty period. A similar offer was launched for a few of its feature phones earlier this month as well.
As for specifications, the Micromax Selfie 2 runs on Android 7.0 Nougat out of the box, bringing all the latest features like multi-window view, reply in notification panel, enhanced doze mode, and much more. The Micromax Selfie 2 dual-SIM device features a 5.2-inch HD (720x1280 pixels) display with 2.5D curved glass protection. It is powered by the 1.3GHz quad-core MediaTek MT6737 SoC paired with 3GB of DDR3 RAM. Inbuilt storage is at 32GB, and the smartphone additionally offers expandable storage through a microSD card slot (up to 64GB).
Talking about the main feature, the front camera has an 8-megapixel Sony IM135 sensor with a soft flash and f/2.0 aperture. It supports real-time bokeh effect, has a wide angle lens, and sports features like face beauty mode and one touch shot. At the rear, there is a 13-megapixel sensor with LED flash support, f/2.0 aperture, and it supports features like auto scene detection, super pixel, and panorama. There's also the introduction of Gallery 4.0 which uses image and facial recognition technologies to allow users to search for photos in the gallery by recognising a person's face.
The Micromax Selfie 2 packs a 3000mAh battery to keep the lights on, and is rated to offer 250 hours of standby time, 11 hours of talk time, and 22 hours of music playback. Connectivity options include 4G VoLTE, Bluetooth, and Wi-Fi support.