Micromax has launched its first dual rear camera smartphone dubbed as Micromax Dual 5. The Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow-based Micromax Dual 5 sports a 5.5-inch full-HD (1080×1920 pixels) Super AMOLED 2.5D curved display with Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection and a 100 percent NTSC color gamut.
It has a metal unibody Arc design and measures 4.74mm at its thinnest point. Under the hood, the smartphone is powered by an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 652 processor coupled with 4GB RAM and 128GB ROM. It uses Adreno 510 GPU for graphics performance. It has Hybrid Dual SIM (nano + nano/micro) slot.
The main highlight of this smartphone is its dual rear camera setup. The Micromax Dual 5 has two 13-megapixel Sony IMX258 sensors, one for monochrome light and the other for RGB (color), featuring an f/1.8 aperture. A color temperature sensor is used to optimally merges the two captured images. One of the camera sensors is tasked with focus and the other is tasked with capturing the depth of field information. The dual camera mode is enabled by default on the smartphone and enables other modes like Bokeh Mode and Low-Light Mode. Other camera modes on the smartphone include Pano, Pro, Slow Shutter, Anti-Haze, Macro, and Monochrome. It also captures video in 4K UHD resolution, while the company is touting 3D video functionality thanks to the dual rear cameras. The front 13MP camera comes with features such as soft selfie flash, f/2.0 aperture, gesture control and GIF maker.
The Micromax Dual 5 backed up by 3200mAh battery with Quick Charge 3.0 support that promises 0 to 95% charge in just 45 minutes, has intelligent power saving mode. Connectivity options include 4G VoLTE, WiFi 802.11 ac (2.4/5 GHz),Bluetooth 4.2, GPS, USB Type C.
Micromax Dual 5 specifications
- Display: 5.5-inch (1920 x 1080 pixels) Full HD AMOLED display with 100% NTSC color gamut, Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection
- Processor: Octa-Core Snapdragon 652 processor (Quad 1.8GHz ARM Cortex A72 + Quad 1.2GHz A53 CPUs) with Adreno 510 GPU
- RAM & Storage: 4GB LPDDR3 RAM, 128GB internal storage, expandable memory with microSD
- Operating System: Android 6.0.1 (Marshmallow)
- SIM Slot: Hybrid Dual SIM (nano + nano / micro)
- Rear Camera: 13MP (monochrome) + 13MP (RGB) rear camera with dual-tone LED flash, f/1.8 aperture, Sony sensors, 4K video recording
- Front Camera: 13MP front camera with f/2.0 aperture, 1.12μm pixel size, soft selfie flash, Sony sensor
- Connectivity Options: 4G VoLTE, WiFi 802.11 ac (2.4/5 GHz),Bluetooth 4.2, GPS, USB Type C
- Fingerprint sensor: Yes
- Battery: 3200mAh battery with Quick Charge 3.0
- Color Options: Gold color
Price And Availability
The Micromax Dual 5 comes with the price tag of Rs. 24,999. This smartphone will be available from April 10th through Flipkart, Micromax Store and offline stores across India. It has Micromax Care App that promises 24-hour service and has one-year replacement warranty. Micromax is planning to launch smaller Dual 4 in the Dual series soon.
Commenting on the launch, Rahul Sharma, Co-Founder, Micromax Informatics, said:
From the very onset, every step and move Micromax has made, is about simplifying the lives and needs of our consumers by bringing seamless smartphone experiences for them through a secure connected eco-system. India is a market where people buy smartphones across price segments, both affordable and premium. We perceive that the trend for dual cameras is bound to grow with camera being an important consideration for consumers when buying a smartphone. With the launch of our Dual series, we are bringing advanced camera technologies to a larger set of consumers. The new smartphones truly manifest our in-depth R&D, design expertise and manufacturing ability. This is a smartphone made for India, by India.
As smartphones become the most important element of consumer landscape in India, our entry into the premium segment aims to further simplify the eco-system with a combination of hardware, software services, digital payments, customer service and more. We aim to increase our ASP by 20% in the year to come with new launches planned in Rs. 10K+, Rs. 15k+ and Rs 20K+ category.
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