Micromax Canvas Beat: Launched exclusively on Aircel

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mmx beatMicromax has partnered with Aircel to launch their all new Canvas Beat in India, which is a smartphone dedicated to music and priced at Rs. 9999. The phone will be available in the country via Aircel and it will have a dedicated Aircel Music app and it comes with 1000 preloaded songs. And here’s the best part about buying such a smartphone of course you get some benefits when you buy a phone from a particular carrier. Aircel is offering full talk time of Rs. 118 (on a recharge of Rs. 118); all local and STD calling at 1 paisa/second for the first 6 months; 1GB of free data (depending on the location – 2G/3G) per month for 6 months, and other ISD calling benefits. Though I didn’t find the offer to be very impressive, but you can manage your instant messaging on the go and a little social networking and surfing without paying any extra bucks or recharge. 

The Canvas Beat (A114R) runs Android 4.2 Jelly Bean and it features a 5-inch qHD (540×960 pixels) IPS display, and is powered by a 1.2GHz quad-core Broadcom BCM23550 processor along with 1GB of RAM. The Micromax Canvas Beat sports an 8-megapixel autofocus rear camera with LED flash, and also includes a 2-megapixel front-facing camera. The smartphone has 4GB of inbuilt storage and expandable storage support upto 32 GB (via microSD card). It also packs a 1900mAh battery, which is rated to deliver up to 5 hours of talk time and 150 hours of standby time and offers dual SIM dual standby (GSM+GSM). We all know that it’s a market strategy, but at this price tag, we don’t think that it is going to be a hit, and carrier restrictions may also upset users and cut some fans off. You can check the detailed specifications below:

General
Alternate namesA114R
Release dateJan-14
Battery capacity (mAh)1900
Removable batteryYes
SAR valueNA
Display
Screen size (inches)5
TouchscreenYes
Touchscreen typeCapacitive
Resolution540×960 pixels
Colours16.7M
Hardware
Processor1.2GHz  quad-core
Processor makeBroadcom BCM23550
RAM1GB
Internal storage4GB
Expandable storageYes
Expandable storage typemicroSD
Expandable storage up to (GB)32
Camera
Rear camera8-megapixel
FlashYes
Front camera2-megapixel
SoftwareOS Android 4.2.2
Connectivity
Wi-FiYes
Wi-Fi standards supportedNA
GPSYes
BluetoothYes
NFCNo
InfraredNo
DLNANo
Wi-Fi DirectNo
MHL OutNo
HDMINo
Headphones3.5mm
FMYes
USBMicro-USB
Charging via Micro-USBYes
Proprietary charging connectorNo
Proprietary data connectorNo
Number of SIMs2
SIM 1
SIM TypeRegular
GSM/ CDMAGSM
3GYes
SIM 2
SIM TypeRegular
GSM/ CDMACDMA
3GYes
Sensors
Compass/ MagnetometerNo
Proximity sensorYes
AccelerometerYes
Ambient light sensorYes
GyroscopeNo
BarometerNo
Temperature sensorNo