Nothing can stop Micromax from gaining significant position in the market. While the rumors are rife about the upcoming 3D Canvas series phablet, a surprising entry has appeared on the top online retailer of India. Flipkart has just listed Micromax A72 Canvas Viva as an upcoming device. The specs sheet is not as impressive as you’d have expected from a 5-inch phablet, but it is definitely a good news for those who are looking for a super-cheap device. A mere glance at the specs sheet is enough to judge that the price of A72 Canvas Viva will in the vicinity of Rs. 7000.
The device is powered by outdated version of Android OS—Android 2.3.6 Gingerbread. Before you make any disparaging remark, have a look at the processor first. The Canvas Viva A72 will be powered by 1GHz single core processor, which although is not the most performance efficient processor, will be sufficient enough for casual gaming experience. No, we don’t expect it to play high-end Android games smoothly. Moreover, there are tons of games listed in Google play store which no longer supports archaic version of Android OS.
Key Features of Canvas Viva A72
- Android 2.3.6 Gingerbread OS
- 1GHz single core processor
- 256MB RAM
- Dual SIM (GSM + GSM)
- 5-inch WVGA display with capacitive touchscreen
- 480 x 800 pixels resolution
- 110MB internal memory
- Expandable up to 32 GB using microSD
- 3MP primary camera
- 0.3MP front facing camera
- GPRS, EDGE, WiFi and Bluetooth
- 2000 mAh battery with Li-Ion
- Color: black
Flipkart has listed the product at Rs. 6,999 price. At such price it is a steal. However, there are many other competitors available in the market with the similar specification. Probably, this is why personally are bit skeptic about the future of the device. Moreover, Indian consumers are smart enough to understand that it is not wise to invest in an out-of-the-box outdated product. Gingerbread Android OS will greatly hamper the performance of the device and many of the high-end games, apps are not expected to work on the device. Moreover, the camera, key features and everything else looks mid-range or low-range at the worst. Add 2-3k extra and you’ll be able to get dual core processor and much better device called Micromax Canvas 2.
Besides that, it is expected to receive competition from their own device called Micromax A91 Ninja which is just 1.5k extra, but brings much more to the table. There is little to no internal memory available, so you’d be required to purchase a microSD card along with it. Similar to most of the offering by Micromax is comes with dual SIM facility. Apart from that FM radio feature which is often used in India. It’ll surely lure more students and people from suburb area.
The device is running on a single core processor clocked at 1GHz speed. Also, a supplementary 256MB RAM will try its level best to boost the performance of the device. surprisingly, the device comes with 2G connectivity, so you will be contained to used 2G network only. We’ll try to review the device once we get our hands on it.