Employee takes out a Micromax mobile phone from the display at a mobile store
An employee takes out a Micromax mobile phone from the display at a mobile store in Mumbai.REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui

Home-bred smartphone maker Micromax launched a new budget handset, dubbed as the Canvas Spark 2 Plus, in India on April 21.

The highlight of the Canvas Spark 2 Plus is that it runs Marshmallow operating system and costs just Rs. 3,999, making it the cheapest smartphone in the Indian market to feature Android's latest OS.

On the hardware front, it comes with 5.0-inch FWVGA screen, 1.3GHz quad-core CPU, 5MP camera on the back, a 2MP front snapper and a 2000mAh battery, which can keep the phone running for close to 350 hours under standby mode.

The new Canvas Spark 2 Plus comes in three colour options -- Metallic grey, copper gold, and champagne gold — and will made available on Snapdeal [HERE] from April 22 onwards.

Competition:

Considering the Spark 2 Plus' price and specification, it will be competing with Blu Life Mark, Moto E (2nd gen) and Lenovo K5 Plus, among others.

Key specifications of Micromax Canvas Spark 2 Plus:

Model Micromax Canvas Spark 2 Plus
Display 5.0-inch FWVGA screen with 854x480p resolution
OS Android 6.0 Marshmallow
Processor 1.3GHz MediaTek quad-core CPU
RAM 1GB
Storage 8GB, expandable up to 32GB
Camera
  • Main: 5MP camera with LED flash
  • Front: 2MP camera
Battery 2000mAh;
  • Talk time: up to 17 hours
  • Standby time: close to 350 hours
Network 3G
Add-ons Dual-SIM slots, Bluetooth v4.0, Wi-Fi (802.11 b/g/n), FM radio, micro-USB v2.0, GPS
Colours Metallic grey, copper gold, and champagne gold
Price Rs.3,999
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