The Android 4.2 Jelly Bean-based Micromax Canvas Magnus smartphone is available in India. It is priced at Rs 14,999. It will compete with Gionee Elife E3 priced at Rs 14,190 and Xolo Q1000 at Rs 14,150, among other devices.
Gionee Elife E3 is one of the latest devices to enter India and the company is spending heavily to promote the device.
Meanwhile, Micromax site has listed the dual-SIM phone.
Main tech specifications of the Micromax Canvas Magnus smartphone include 5-inch IPS display with a 720×1280 pixels resolution, 1.5GHz quad-core processor, 1GB of RAM, 12-megapixel rear camera with LED flash, 2-megapixel front-facing camera, 4GB of inbuilt storage and 2000mAh battery.
Connectivity options include Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS/ AGPS, and 3G. Its 4GB of inbuilt storage can be expandable up to 32GB via microSD card.
The key specs of Elife E3 includes a 4.7-inch IPS HD display, Android OS v4.2.1 Jelly Bean, 16 GB inbuilt memory and 1.2 GHz quad-core processor. It is a dual-sim phone with 8MP rear and 2MP front camera.
Smartphones in the Rs 15,000 range from Micromax rivals include: Samsung Galaxy Quattro (Rs 15,700), Xolo Q1000 (Rs 14,150), Sony Xperia M Dual (Rs 14,490), Xolo Play (Rs 14,700), Xolo X1000 (Rs 14,400), Nokia Lumia 625 (Rs 15,999), LG Optimus L7 II (Rs 13900), Sony Xperia J (Rs 14,450), Gionee Elife E3 (Rs 14,190), Videocon A55 HD (Rs 13,499), Spice Finnacle HFD (Rs 14,280) and BlackBerry 9720 (Rs 15,600). These devices are available online sites.