Micromax Canvas Spark 3 launched in India for Rs 4,999
Micromax Canvas Spark 3 launched in India for Rs 4,999Facebook/Micromax India

Micromax is looking ahead to further revel in the success of its Canvas Spark series with the all-new Canvas Spark 3. The latest ultra-affordable smartphone will follow the flash sale model of its predecessors, the Canvas Spark and the Canvas Spark 2, in India.

The first flash sale of the Canvas Spark 3 smartphone will be held April 7 at 12 noon in India, for which the company has exclusively partnered with Snapdeal. Registrations for the flash sale open Friday, April 1.

Micromax Canvas Spark 3 is a notable upgrade over its predecessors, and comes at almost the same cost. The handset will be available for Rs. 4,999, a price that's a tad higher than the Canvas Spark 2 (Rs. 3,999) and equal to the launch price of the original Canvas Spark.

The Canvas Spark 3 sports a 5.5-inch HD IPS display with 1280x720 pixels and Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection. It is powered by a 1.3GHz quad-core processor, 1GB RAM and offers 8GB expandable storage.

It has an 8-megapixel primary camera with LED flash and a 5MP front snapper for decent selfies. Music lovers are in for a treat with 1.5CC Box 2509 speakers in the Canvas Spark 3 that deliver "clear, room-filling, deep sound," says The Mobile Indian.

The dual-SIM smartphone has a 2500mAh battery, which claims to offer 22 hours of talk time, 3G, Wi-Fi, and Bluetooth. It runs on Android 5.1 Lollipop and comes with apps like Hike, Olx, Skype, Snapdeal and others.

"With the launch of the Canvas Spark 3, we are yet again reinforcing our commitment to make technology and entertainment accessible for everyone and at the same time introducing more people to the best of the connected world," Gadgets360 quoted Shubhajit Sen, the Chief Marketing Officer at Micromax, as saying. "We will continue to disrupt the market with similar innovations in the near future to keep raising the benchmark for technological innovations that directly address the ever evolving consumer needs."