Micromax launches two new Windows Phones for the Indian market
Micromax is the second largest smartphone company in India, piggybacking on the success of feature phones and cheap and mid-range Android smartphones. Recently, the company became the 10th largest mobile phone player in the world.
At a press conference in New Delhi today, Micromax unveiled two Windows Phone devices for the Indian market. Micromax is the first Indian smartphone manufacturer to launch Windows Phone devices, although we know that Celkon, XOLO, and others are following soon.
The two devices Micromax launched today are the Canvas Win W121 and Canvas Win W092. Both phones will be in the market starting in July 2014. The Canvas Win W121 is priced at INR 9,500 ($160) while the Canvas Win W092 is priced at INR 6,500 ($110).
The Canvas Win W121 (pictured above) is a 5-inch device with a HD IPS display, an 8 megapixel rear camera (with LED flash), a 2 megapixel front-facing camera, and 8GB of built in storage with up to 32GB of expandable memory. The Dual SIM device is powered by the 1.2 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 200 quad-core processor with 1GB of memory and packs in 2000mAh battery.
The Canvas Win W092 is a 4-inch device with a IPS WVGA display, a 5 megapixel rear camera (with LED flash), a 0.3 megapixel front-facing camera, and 8GB of built in storage with up to 32GB of expandable memory just like the Canvas Win 121. The Canvas Win W092 is also powered by a 1.2 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 200 quad-core processor and 1GB of memory and has the Dual SIM capability as well.
The two devices are priced nicely, and should hit the chord with Indian consumers. The company also takes the honours of being the cheapest Windows Phone on the market right now, taking the crown from Nokia’s runaway success, the Lumia 520. Would you be interested in picking up a Windows Phone device from Micromax?
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And to my surprise, canvas win w092 became the cheapest WP in India right now, good for budget minded...
I trust Nokia but these features are too much luring!!!
Sure with the features MM claims, many would be tempted to buy it...even if just to get a feel of WP... but am sure the experience they get will be far inferior to a Lumia such as build quality & imaging. & lol the Canvas Win 092 looks like it was designed for android but at the final stage, they chose to insert WP instead
Another doubt I have is whether they come with WP 8 or 8.1, though by the looks of it...guessing WP8 only.
P.S: Writing this using a 520 (WP8.1) bought in March last year, no complains yet.
The processor ain't strong even being quad-core(equals to Nokia's 525)+Cheap plastic used(525 has much better build)+Droid style buttons and design(yuck)+Giving a front camera and a flash in this cheap a smart-phone means that their flagship WP is not going more than 20-20K..Which is equal to nokia's 7xx and 8xx WP(if Nokia gives a flash,,secondary-camera,,1 GB RAM..In the 5xx and 6xx series then who's gonna buy the 7xx and 8xx series..With only the sales of those it can't capture the mobile market)+I think that Snapdragon S4/400 is better than Snapdragon 200(I may be wrong on this one)+Not a realiable after sales service..Btw a review in Indian timings after a long time!!