Micromax launches Canvas Knight 2 with dual 4G support and octa-core SoC

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Yesterday, Micromax launched the Canvas Knight 2 smartphone in India, which is a 4G LTE-enabled handset priced at Rs. 16,299.  Also, it has great 4G offers from Airtel which comes bundled with the ddevice under which the buyers get a free 4G SIM from Airtel, alongside an Airtel 4G Double Data offer that ‘doubles the 4G data amount for any consumer activating the 4G SIM.’ However, the phone will be available from Wednesday onward.micromax_canvas_knight_2

The Micromax Canvas Knight 2 is has dual Nano-SIM card slots supporting 4G connectivity. The smartphone sports a 5-inch HD Amoled display with Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection. It is powered by a 64-bit Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 octa-core (quad-core Cortex-A53 1.5GHz + quad-core Cortex-A53 1GHz) SoC coupled with 2GB of DDR3 RAM. In terms of OS, Canvas Knight 2 runs Android 5.0 Lollipop out of the box. The Canvas Knight 2 comes with 16GB of inbuilt storage, and supports expandable storage upto 32GB via microSD. The Micromax Canvas Knight 2 sports a 13-megapixel autofocus rear camera with Sony IMX214 CMOS sensor and a Largan 5P lens, it also sports a 5-megapixel front-facing fixed focus camera with an Omnivision OV5648 sensor. The phone looks premium with glass and metal materials.

The Canvas Knight 2 houses a 2260mAh battery that’s rated to deliver up to 7 hours and 45 minutes of talk time, and 335 hours of standby time. Also, you will find some pre-loaded apps like CleanMaster, Apps Center, Snapdeal, SwiftKey, Chaatz, Newshunt, Quikr, and Hotstar. Commenting on the launch, Vineet Taneja, CEO, Micromax Informatics, said, “With the launch of our new device Canvas Knight 2, the first in the 4G range, we are looking at driving the next wave of internet evolution in the country. Over the next few months, we are all set to launch a series of 4G LTE enabled devices across a range of price points each addressing unique needs of the Indian consumer. Our popular series of Canvas Fire, Unite, Nitro will gradually move to 4G offerings. With a comprehensive portfolio of quality 4G LTE-enabled devices, we are confident of propelling the next wave of mobile internet ecosystem in the country.”

So, he has clearly indicated that Micromax will be launching more and more 4G enabled handsets over the next few months like Canvas Knight 2. And if you want to know more about the technical specs of the Canvas Knight 2 you can check the specs table below.

GENERAL
Release dateJune 2015
Form factorTouchscreen
Dimensions (mm)142.00 x 72.00 x 6.30
Battery capacity (mAh)2260
Removable batteryYes
SAR valueNA
DISPLAY
Screen size (inches)5.00
TouchscreenYes
Touchscreen typeCapacitive
Resolution720×1280 pixels
Pixels per inch (PPI)294
Colours16.7M
HARDWARE
Processor1.5GHz  octa-core
Processor makeQualcomm Snapdragon 615
RAM2GB
Internal storage16GB
Expandable storageYes
Expandable storage typemicroSD
Expandable storage up to (GB)32
CAMERA
Rear camera13-megapixel
FlashYes
Front camera5-megapixel
SOFTWARE
Operating SystemAndroid 5.0
Java supportYes
CONNECTIVITY
Wi-FiYes
Wi-Fi standards supported802.11 b/ g/ n
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 TypeNano-SIM
GSM/ CDMAGSM
3GYes
4G/ LTEYes
Supports 4G in India (Band 40)Yes
SIM 2
SIM TypeNano-SIM
GSM/ CDMAGSM
3GYes
4G/ LTEYes
Supports 4G in India (Band 40)Yes
SENSORS
Compass/ MagnetometerNo
Proximity sensorYes
AccelerometerYes
Ambient light sensorYes
GyroscopeNo
BarometerNo
Temperature sensorNo