[Representational Image] Micromax Canvas Mega 2 with 6.0-inch display launched in India; price, specifications. Pictured: Micromax phones kept on display at a storeReuters

Home-bred smartphone maker Micromax launched a new phablet, Canvas Mega 2, in India on Wednesday.

As the name suggests, Canvas Mega 2 comes with a massive 6.0-inch qHD IPS screen and is supported by a 3000mAh battery that can keep the phone running for close to 245 hours.

Other stipulated features include 1.3GHz quad-core processor, 1GB RAM, 8GB inbuilt storage, 8MP primary camera with LED flash and a 5MP front camera.

The new Canvas Mega 2 will be made available in India May 4 onwards for Rs. 7,999.

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Competition:

Micromax's new phablet will be up against the popular Coolpad Note 3, Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 and the soon-to-be released Meizu M3 Note, among others.

Earlier, Micromax had launched a couple of premium phablets — Canvas 6 and Canvas 6 Pro — in India.

Read more: Specifications details of Micromax Canvas 6 and Canvas 6 Pro

Key features of Micromax Canvas Mega 2:

Model Micromax Canvas Mega 2
Display 6.0-inch qHD IPS screen with 960x540p resolutions
OS Android 5.1 Lollipop
Processor 1.3GHz SC9832 quad-core CPU
RAM 1GB
Storage 8GB, expandable up to 32GB
Camera
  • Main: 8MP camera with LED flash, autofocus
  • Front: 5MP camera with fixed focus
Battery 3000mAh;Talk time: up to 25 hoursStandby time: close to 245 hours
Network 4G-TLE
Add-ons Dual-SIM slots, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, USB v2.0, FM Radio,
Price Rs. 7,999
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