Popular indigenous smartphone maker, Micromax is reportedly planning to launch a new mid-range phone Canvas Duet 2 EG-111s soon.

Mumbai based smartphone vendor, Manish Khatri has claimed that the Micromax would launch a new handset, Canvas Duet 2 EG-111 by the end of this week.

"New arrival : #MICROMAX DUET 2 , EG-111. [ GSM/ CDMA ] ₹ 15790/- only . Quad Core processor. 5.3" HD Display. (Stocks in2 days)", he tweeted.

Within hours of him posting the message, a technology community blog, Micromax Canvas citing a source revealed the few more key features of the same device.

According to the tipster, Micromax Duet 2 would flaunt a 5.27-inch HD IPS display, dual-SIM (CDMA+GSM) slots, Android v4.1 Jelly Bean OS, 1.2GHz quad-core CPU, 1GB RAM, 4GB inbuilt storage, 8.0-megapixel primary camera, 2.0-megapixel front camera and 2300 mAh battery.

Word on the street is that Micromax is also prepping another handset dubbed as Canvas Power A96 with a high capacity 4000 mAh battery capable of giving back up to 400 hours under standby mode and close to 13.5 hours of talk time.

It is also said to boast of a 1.2GHz quad-core CPU, 1GB RAM, 4GB inbuilt memory, 5.0-megapixel camera and a VGA camera on the front, reported Micromax Canvas

Going by the features of both the smartphones, Micromax placed second in the Indian market, can use Canvas Duet 2 and Canvas Power to offset the surging popularity of the recently launched MNC branded Motorola Moto G and also stem the lead of the chart topper Samsung which also recently (in January) released a similar mid-range phone Galaxy Grand 2 in India.

Rumoured specifications of Micromax Canvas Power A96 and Canvas Duet 2 EG-111:

Model Micromax Canvas Power A96 Micromax Duet 2 EG-111
Display 5.0-inch screen 5.27-inch HD (1280x720p) resolutions
OS Android v4.2 Jelly Bean OS Android v4.1 Jelly Bean OS
Processor 1.2GHz Quad-core processor 1.2GHz quad-core CPU
Storage capacity 4GB, expandable up to 32GB 4GB, expandable
Camera Main: 5.0-megapixel cameraFront: 0.3-megapixel (VGA) camera Main: 8.0-megapixel cameraFront:2.0-megapixel camera
Battery 4000 mAh;Talk time: up to 13.5 hours

Standby mode: close to 400 hours

2300 mAh;
Network 2G & 3G 3G
Add-ons Dual-SIM, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, microSD card slot Dual-SIM (CDMA+GSM),
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