The domestic smartphone maker, Micromax has quietly launched a new smartphone, Micromax Selfie 2 today. The smartphone has been listed on the company’s official website.
The price and availability of the device are yet to be announced, however, a few key aspects have been listed on the website. [Update July 31, 2017/11:30 am: The phone comes at the price of Rs 9,999 and will be available at retail stores across India starting August 1]
The highlight of the new Micromax smartphone is its selfie camera that bears a front LED flash to capture better images in low light. The front camera comes with an 8-megapixel Sony IM135 sensor with f/2.0 aperture, blur glass IR filter, 5 Pcs lens. It offers real time bokeh effect, one touch shot and face beauty mode. At the back, the Selfie 2 phone gets a 13-megapixel OV 8858 sensor with f/2.0 aperture LED flash and 5 Pcs lens. The primary camera comes with auto scene detection, panorama and Super Pixel 5200M.
As for specifications, the new Micromax Selfie 2 sports a 5.2-inch HD screen and runs Android Nougat out-of-the-box and offers latest features such as multi-window support, reply in the notification panel, enhanced doze mode. The phone also has customized quick settings. In terms of hardware, it is powered by a MediaTek MT6737 quad-core processor clocked at 1.3GHz and paired with 3GB DDR3 RAM. The Selfie 2 smartphone comes with 32GB inbuilt storage. Details regarding the screen size has not been listed by Micromax.
Talking about the design, the device boasts a metallic body with a capsule home button at the front. The volume rockers and power key are located on the left edge. The fingerprint sensor is embedded on the back panel right below the rear LED flash. As for the powerhouse, the phone is equipped with a 3000mAh battery.
Micromax has also placed a 100 days guarantee offer with the new Selfie 2 smartphone. The replacement of the device will be made with a similar or equivalent priced unit within 100 days of activation of the ‘unit’. Besides the Selfie 2 smartphone, Micromax has also listed some other handsets under the replacement guarantee scheme which include- Canvas 1, X1i, X706, X424, X740, X730, X904, X570, X512, X412, X726. The company, however, has noted that the replacement warranty is eligible only in case of hardware failure or even after the latest software upgrade, the defect does not get rectified.