Indian smartphone maker Micromax is not unfamiliar to mid-range Android smartphone segment. Some smartphones under the Knight Series have started from the Rs 20k mark. But, the company is changing dynamics of the smartphone market as the time is changing. Their latest smartphone Dual 5 is also a another mid-segment smartphone by the company. It belongs to the new Dual series smartphones in which key highlight features will be camera and security.
Dual 5 is the first major smartphone which is announced by Micromax in the last months. However, it is just one of other smartphones which have tried to impress the users with premium design and high-end cameras. Security and after sales service issues are the main two of the most talked issues faced by users.
For security, the new Dual 5 uses a standalone security chip with an encrypted storage for passwords built-in the phone’s hardware. Micromax claims it is equivalent to military grade EAL 5+ security standard and won’t be easy to get past. This sound similar to hardware backed encryption technology that Apple uses in iPhones and Swiss company Sirin Labs uses in Solarin smartphones. To ensure, that users data is not abused, Micromax has added a few additional features that work remotely. So when a SIM card is removed, the phone will immediately prompt user to unlock the phone, failing which the phone will be remotely wiped.
To improve after-sales and public perception, Micromax has set up more service centres in the country, taking the total count to over 1,000. The company assures service will be provided within 24 hours in case of issues. But the icing on the cake is the one-year device replacement warranty on the Dual 5. No other phone maker barring Apple offers a full device replacement.
- 5.5-inch full HD AMOLED display with Gorilla Glass 3
- 3d antenna technology for better cellular and WiFi
- Qualcomm’s mid-range Snapdragon 652 octa-core chip
- 4GB RAM
- 3,200mAH battery
- Qualcomm Quick charge 3.0 technology
- 128GB internal storage and supports micro SD cards
- DUAL 13-megapixel primary camera
Micromax Dual 5 is priced at Rs 24,999.
The Dual 5 will be available in both online (Flipkart.com and Micromax e store) as well as all major offline stores from coming April 10.