While Nokia established its position in the market by offering both Android and Windows based phones, Micromax launched its very first range of smartphones powered by Windows 8.1.
On 16th June, an event in New Delhi was the platform for Micromax to unleash its latest additions into the market. Micromax’s Canvas Win W121 and Canvas Win W092 are the two smartphones, which have been manufactured in collaboration with Microsoft and Qualcomm.
As per the recent reports, the two new Micromax phones will be available in the market from next month onwards. While the Canvas Win W092 will cost Rs. 6500, the Canvas Win W121 will be available at Rs. 9500.
Earlier this year, at BUILD, while introducing Windows 8.1, Microsoft declared its partnership with Micromax. Ever since, tech-savvies and Windows users, have been awaiting for the release of Windows based Micromax smartphones.
About a week ago Xolo launched its first smartphone that runs on Windows 8.1 operating system. Soon, Micromax has reportedly launched two new smartphones running on the same operating system.
Micromax ranks number 2 in India, for its excellent service and impeccable smartphones. Until now, the company has only launched various smartphones based on Google’s Android. Nokia, LG, HTC and Dell, are other popular manufacturers, which operate on the Windows operating system.
Canvas Win W121 and Canvas Win W092 Features & Specs
Reports suggest that both the new Micromax releases are powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 200. They also come with 1 GB of RAM and support dual SIM.
The Canvas W121 is the higher-end among the two, and thus features a good 5 inch HD display screen, with a resolution of 720 x 1280 pixels. On the other hand, its companion smartphone sports a 4 inch IPS LCD display with a resolution of 480 x 800 pixels.
As far as the camera for the two lovely devices are concerned, the W121 offers a beautiful 8 MP primary rear camera, and 2 MP front facing camera. However, for the Canvas W092 captures your special moments with a decent 5 MP camera with LED flash. The device also offers a 0.3 MP secondary camera.
Memory has lately become an issue of great concern. What earlier seemed to be sufficient, today seems extremely insufficient. However, Micromax has very generously offered up to 8 GB internal memory which is expandable to up to 32 GB using the MicroSD card.
As of now, the reports suggest that the two new Micromax products will be available only in Black color. Furthermore, the phones will be operated with the latest Windows version that is Windows 8.1, which offers unmatched speed, and impeccable class.
Micromax has taken a huge step into the world of smartphones. Until recently it only manufactured products running on Google’s Android platform. However, with this recent development the company has reached out to the Windows audience as well, expanding its range and thus promoting the brand.
The big question tech-savvies are asking is whether Micromax proves itself a good competition to the already well established Nokia, in the Windows platform? While Nokia Lumia series have lured audience for its impeccable Windows performance, we can only wait until next month when the Micromax phones will hit the shelves and spread their name.