Micromax Launches Windows Phone Devices – Canvas Win W121 and W092

Indian manufacturer Micromax is known for two things, affordable featurephones/Android smartphones and roping in X-Men star Hugh Jackman as their brand ambassador. Now, they will also be known as the first Indian manufacturer to launch Windows Phone smartphones! Microsoft recently announced new OEMs who’ve signed on to produce Windows Phones, and apart from new Chinese and French manufacturers, our very own Micromax, XOLO and Celkon are all set to bring their offerings into the market. Celkon and XOLO are slated to introduce their Windows Phone devices by next month. The two new devices from Micromax are firmly in the budget range, and will be the new entry point to the Windows Phone ecosystem, at least in India. Here’s more about the new Windows Phones from Micromax!

Micromax Canvas Win W121

Micromax Launches Windows Phone Devices - Canvas Win W121

Among the two, the Canvas Win W121 is the more powerful, packing in a 5 inch IPS LCD HD screen, 8 MP camera, dual SIM functionality, expandable storage and a 2 MP front camera. For the price, it’s offering quite a lot, more so than its closest counterpart, the Nokia Lumia 525. It runs Windows Phone 8.1 out of the box, and looks pretty good, with a faux leather finish on the back, and a Nexus 5 like front. Here’s the full specs:

  • SoC: Qualcomm Snapdragon 200
  • CPU: 1.2 GHz quad core ARM Cortex-A7
  • GPU: Adreno 302
  • RAM: 1 GB RAM
  • Storage: 8 GB, expandable upto 32 GB via MicroSD
  • Screen: 5 inch IPS LCD screen, 720 x 1280 px (294 PPI)
  • Camera: 8 MP rear facing, 2 MP front facing
  • Connectivity: WiFi, Bluetooth 4.0 LE, MicroUSB 2.0 port, 3G
  • Battery: 2000 mAh
  • OS: Windows Phone 8.1

Micromax Canvas Win W092

Micromax Launches Windows Phone Devices - Canvas Win W092

The Micromax Canvas Win W092 is all set to become the most pocket friendly Windows Phone device on the market, and still packs quite a punch. Using the same chipset as its big brother, the Canvas Win W092 will instead come with a 4 inch WVGA screen, a 5 MP rear snapper, expandable storage and also features dual SIM functionality. It will also run Windows Phone 8.1 out of the box. Here’s the full specsheet:

  • SoC: Qualcomm Snapdragon 200
  • CPU: 1.2 GHz quad core ARM Cortex-A7
  • GPU: Adreno 302
  • RAM: 1 GB RAM
  • Storage: 8 GB, expandable upto 32 GB via MicroSD
  • Screen: 4 inch IPS LCD screen, 480 x 800 px (233 PPI)
  • Camera: 5 MP rear facing, 0.3 MP front facing
  • Connectivity: WiFi, Bluetooth 4.0 LE, MicroUSB 2.0 port, 3G
  • OS: Windows Phone 8.1

Micromax has plans to launch even more Windows Phones in the near future, and will supposedly launch a more powerful device in the coming months. For now though, the Canvas Win W121 and Canvas Win W092 seem like a really great alternative to budget Android phones, and is sure to win over some consumers who are apprehensive about moving to a lesser known mobile operating system, at least in India. The great pricing is a definite strength here, and in a price conscious market such as India, it’s an important first step.

Priced at Rs. 9500 and Rs. 6500 respectively, the Canvas Win W121 and Canvas Win W092 will be available from next month at most retailers.

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  1. PratapBVB June 16, 2014

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