Deep inside it’s top-secret laboratory, Micromax is probably hard at work on it’s new game-changer. We’ve heard rumors of a Micromax Canvas Doodle 2 in the works, and now, after some leaked images on Twitter, and some official Micromax Facebook postings, we can safely assume it’s definitely coming, and soon at that.
A few days ago, Twitter handle MMXNewsCaster tweeted images of the device it claims to be the Micromax Canvas Doodle 2. From sight, we can tell than the screen size is larger than any Micromax phone on the market, larger even than the 5.3-inch Doodle, and probably ball-park it around 5.5 inches or larger, allegedly confirmed by Micromax Facebook. Design wise, it looks very similar to the existing Micromax Canvas Doodle.
The Canvas Doodle A111 packed a 5.3-inch capacitive touchscreen display with a 854×480 px resolution. The phone came running on a quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon MSM8225Q processor, clocked at 1.2GHz, with 512MB RAM, and 4GB internal storage,. The MMX A111 clicked with an 8 MP rear camera with autofocus and LED flash, and a 2 MP front camera. It was powered by Android 4.1.2, was microSD expandable and had a 2,100 mAh battery.
Micromax is working hard to keep this under wraps, and hasn’t revealed any information regarding the device specifications. The official Micromax Facebook Page begun a new contest on 16th August, the Indian Independence day, for sketches (doodling), with a feature on the Facebook page for the top sketches, and a chance to win the Canvas Doodle 2.
We can safely assume that the Canvas 2 is in the making, will pack a larger screen than the Doodle, hopefully with better specifications. Given all the hype about Doodling, and of course its name, it may better support writing with a stylus on the capacitive screen. It enters a competitive market, and the Canvas 4, has set high standards. The device is likely to be priced slightly lower than the Canvas 4, probably near INR 14,000, as Micromax is known for quality, high-spec mid-range phones.
Micromax is shooting to win over the Indian market, and will have to compete with stiff competition, like the recently announced Galaxy Mega and Galaxy Express, the established Xolo-es and Huawei, and the many newcomers to the Indian smartphone scene to do so. Hopefully, Micromax can pull a rabbit, a stylus and a phone out of it’s Doodled Hat, and surprise us with another great product soon.