Just few days back, we informed our readers about the price drop of the some of the popular handsets by Canvas series like Micromax Canvas Knight and Micromax Canvas Gold. These both smart phones were touted as the best in their segment. At the time of their launch, they successfully grabbed the attention of many especially youngsters. But now the news is that acclaimed Indian android maker, Micromax is now planning to drop these handsets from now on.
Recently Micromax discontinued windows phones Win 121 and Win 0192 and now, it is Canvas Knight and Gold turn. There are already dozen of handsets available in canvas segment and with the advent of smart phones like Canvas Nitro or Canvas a1 and many more users still have plenty of options to choose from.
Canvas Knight is a 5” IPS LCD capacitive display with screen resolution of 1080X1920 pixels screen resolution. It operates on android 4.4.2 Kitkat Android version and runs on Tru Octa core cortex A-7 processor clocked at the frequency of 1.7 GHZ. It sports 16MP camera with front snapper of 8MP for clicking selfies or for video calling. It has Mali 450-MP4 GPU and included all the connectivity options like GPRS, EDGE, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, Wi-Fi hotspot, MicroUSB etc. Apart from that it bears 2GB of internal RAM and internal memory of 32GB on board. Apart from that it includes the sensors like accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass etc.
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Canvas gold on the other hand was touted as the best smartphone till date by Micromax. This is the reason it was even compared with the handsets like Samsung Grand 2 which was launched at the same time. Canvas gold features 5.5” LTPS LCD Capacitive touch screen display with screen resolution of 1080X1920 pixels. It operates on Android 4.4.2 Kitkat version and has an octa core processor clocked at the frequency of 2GHz. It sports 16MP of rear snapper along with front facing camera of 5MP (auto focus). It includes the features like Wi-Fi, USB, Bluetooth, GPRS, EDGE etc as the connectivity options. It bears 2GB internal RAM with internal memory of 32GB. There is no slot for the external memory. It houses 2300mah battery claiming talk time of 8 h and stand by time of 210h.
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Both of these handsets were the good enough to compete against the leading smart phones available at that time which included the handsets like Grand, Grand 2, S3 mini, note 3, Xolo Q3000, etc. The best part of these handsets were that they were available in the reasonable range and hence were the first priority of the users. But now since the company has discontinued their manufacturing, we can at least expect something better which will replace these handsets. Initially the company first decided to significantly drop the prices of these handsets so as to take the advantage of festive season.
The phone might have been discontinued due to arrival of the CyanogenMod based phone which is subjected to be launched by Micromax soon.