Indian smartphone maker Micromax on Wednesday launched the music-centric smartphone, A88 Canvas Music, for ₹8,499.

During the launch, Micromax, Country Head smartphone, Ajay Sharma said, "At Micromax, we are continuously channelizing our energies to innovate finest devices that are relevant to our customers. Canvas Music A88 coupled with JBL headset and unlimited songs download via MLive! Application serves as a perfect offering to the youth echoing our vision of providing a fulfilling entertainment experience to all the music and multimedia lovers. Through our latest device, we aim to further build the Canvas success story to unprecedented heights."

Micromax A88 Canvas Music sports a 4.5-inch display panel with 854x480p resolution and runs on the Android mobile OS v4.1.1 Jelly Bean OS powered by 1.2GHz dual-core MediaTek processor. It packs 512MB RAM and 4GB memory which can be further expanded up to 32GB through a microSD card.  

The company has confirmed that the new Canvas Music phone will be available in black and white colour variants at all major retail stores across the country from Thursday, 16 May, for ₹8,499 with a free JBL Tempo headset. Buyers can also purchase the smartphone online at the company's official website as well.

Earlier this week, Micromax had launched a mid-range 5.3-inch phablet called A111 Canvas Doodle for ₹12,999.  

Key specs of Micromax A88 Canvas Music:

Model Micromax A88 Canvas Music
Display 4.5-inch TFT display with 480x854p resolution
OS Android v4.1.1 Jelly Bean OS
Processor MediaTek based MT-6577 dual-core processor with 1.2GHz CPU speed
Storage capacity 4GB, expandable up to 32GB via microSD card
Camera Main: 5.0-megapixel camera with dual-LED flash support, HD 1280x720pvideo recording

Front: 0.3-megapixel VGA camera

Battery 1,800 mAh, 260 hours standby time
Network 2G & 3G
Add-ons Dual-SIM, MLive app (unlimited music download),Wi-Fi, Bluetooth v4.0, GPS,micro-USB v2.0
Price ₹8,499