Micromax has launched its new Canvas-series smartphone, the Canvas Hue, priced at Rs. 10,999. The smartphone will be available starting Friday this week from online and offline stores across India.
One of the most notable features of the Micromax Canvas Hue is that it packs a large 3000mAh battery, which the company claims can deliver battery back-up of up to 30-days with the handset’s super power saving mode.
The Android 4.4.2 KitKat-based Canvas Hue supports dual-SIM (GSM+GSM). The company has announced that the smartphone is upgradable to Android 5.0 Lollipop via FOTA (firmware over-the-air); though it has not revealed an exact release date for the update.
The Canvas Hue features a 5-inch (720×1280 pixels) HD AMOLED display with scratch resistant Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection. It is powered by a 1.3GHz quad-core processor that’s coupled with a Mali 450 GPU and 1GB of RAM.
The Micromax Canvas Hue bears 8GB of built-in storage that can be expanded via microSD card (up to 32GB). It features an 8-megapixel autofocus rear camera with Sony Exmor RS sensor, and LED flash, while also housing a 2-megapixel fixed-focus front camera.
Connectivity options on the Canvas Hue include 3G, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Micro-USB, A-GPS, 3.5mm audio jack, and FM radio. It is available in Gold and White colours.
Commenting on the launch, Vineet Taneja, Chief Executive Officer, Micromax said, “The Canvas Hue is a perfect blend of premium design, seamless efficiency and superior technology that supports the needs of the ever evolving consumers. With the launch of the Canvas Hue, we have again looked at addressing one of the most important needs of the Indian consumers, which is of an extended battery life. We will continue to enrich the consumer experience by delivering state-of-the-art products and services, reinforcing our commitment to raise the bar of affordable innovation in the country.”
Micromax Canvas Hue detailed specifications
| January 2015
|Battery capacity (mAh)
|Screen size (inches)
|Expandable storage type
|Expandable storage up to (GB)
|Browser supports Flash
|Wi-Fi standards supported
|Charging via Micro-USB
|Proprietary charging connector
|Proprietary data connector
|Number of SIMs
|Ambient light sensor