The pre-order window for the recently launched Micromax Canvas 4 smartphone has been closed and the device is now on sale in many retail outlets for a whopping price.
Launched in the first week of July, the Canvas 4 smartphone was up for pre-orders at many online retailers like Snapdeal and Saholic. The device now costs higher than the official price at many stores.
Online retailer Tradus is now offering the smartphone for a price ranging from ₹19.799 to ₹21,399. Other websites like eBay and Snapdeal have also listed the smartphone for a higher price. The official price of the smartphone is ₹17,999.
Some reports suggest that e-retailers have complained about the unavailability of the device due to higher demand. Micromax also witnessed the same for its first quad-core smartphone, A116 Canvas HD, when it was launched in the market.
The company had goofed up on Canvas 4 pre-bookings, by apparently listing out the order receipts, billing and address details of all its Canvas 4 buyers on the confirmations letters sent to customers. Also shipments were delayed, as in the case of the older Canvas HD smartphone.
Micromax Canvas 4 features a 5-inch IPS display with 1280x720 pixel resolution and is powered by a 1.2GHz Mediatek Cortex A7 quad-core processor. Other specifications include Android v4.2.1 Jelly Bean OS, PowerVR SGX544 graphics engine, 1GB RAM and 16GB internal memory which can be expanded up to 32GB via microSD card. The smartphone comes with video playback feature - Smart Pause, touch-free feature - 'Blow to Unlock', and a gesture control feature.