Micromax Canvas Knight to be launched today: Octa-core flagship with 16MP camera


Micromax will be launching the much-awaited and much-teased Canvas Knight flagship today and we are awaiting the final confirmation of its specs and of course the price from the company. Micromax has chosen to not have a big gala function for the launch, and will instead resort to the sort of stealth-launch that we have come to expect for mid-rangers and low-end phones. Expect the Canvas Knight to show up online for sale soon.

 

The company has been teasing the phone for a while now, starting with a recent cricket tournament and then on Facebook. The Canvas Knight will very likely have an octa-core processor. Given recent launches of the Intex Aqua Octa and the Gionee Elife E7 Mini, Micromax will likely use the latest MediaTek processor the MT6592 for the phone.

 

Secondly, the phone will have an HD display. It is likely to be full HD, though Micromax claims it’s ‘Beyond High Definition’ in a teaser a few days back. Is the company hinting at a 2K or a QHD display? Perhaps that’s too much to expect.

 

We do know that the Micromax Canvas Knight will have a 16-megapixel primary camera and a 5-megapixel front camera, thanks to a video. It will also have 2GB of RAM, along with the octa-core processor. Interestingly, Micromax has applied its own UI customisations to stock Android this time. The icon set is brighter and the icons look larger than one is used to seeing on a Micromax phone. We don't know whether Micromax's customisations stretch beyond just the launcher and trickle into system apps such as Messaging, Email etc, like we have seen on Samsung, HTC and Sony phones.

 

By the looks of it, the phone will have a very plain design, at least when it comes to the front. The back has a glossy finish and it could be made out of glass like in the Sony Xperia Z-series phones. Watch out for our coverage of the Canvas Knight launch and we will be bringing you the price and final specs of the flagship as soon as we get a confirmation.

 

Micromax will be launching the much-awaited and much-teased Canvas Knight flagship today and we are awaiting the final confirmation of its specs and of course the price from the company. Micromax has chosen to not have a big gala function for the launch, and will instead resort to the sort of stealth-launch that we have come to expect for mid-rangers and low-end phones. Expect the Canvas Knight to show up online for sale soon.

 

The company has been teasing the phone for a while now, starting with a recent cricket tournament and then on Facebook. The Canvas Knight will very likely have an octa-core processor. Given recent launches of the Intex Aqua Octa and the Gionee Elife E7 Mini, Micromax will likely use the latest MediaTek processor the MT6592 for the phone.

 

Secondly, the phone will have an HD display. It is likely to be full HD, though Micromax claims it’s ‘Beyond High Definition’ in a teaser a few days back. Is the company hinting at a 2K or a QHD display? Perhaps that’s too much to expect.

 

We do know that the Micromax Canvas Knight will have a 16-megapixel primary camera and a 5-megapixel front camera, thanks to a video. It will also have 2GB of RAM, along with the octa-core processor. Interestingly, Micromax has applied its own UI customisations to stock Android this time. The icon set is brighter and the icons look larger than one is used to seeing on a Micromax phone. We don't know whether Micromax's customisations stretch beyond just the launcher and trickle into system apps such as Messaging, Email etc, like we have seen on Samsung, HTC and Sony phones.

 

By the looks of it, the phone will have a very plain design, at least when it comes to the front. The back has a glossy finish and it could be made out of glass like in the Sony Xperia Z-series phones. Watch out for our coverage of the Canvas Knight launch and we will be bringing you the price and final specs of the flagship as soon as we get a confirmation.


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