Micromax has launched its first major smartphone of the year, making a big comeback after a prolonged absence in 2017. It’s pinning its hopes on the Dual 5, a dual camera-toting phone which is set to be the first of many.
The Dual 5 sports three 13MP cameras in all, two on the back and one on the front. The rear-facing setup consists of an RGB lens to capture color and a monochrome one to shoot in black and white. The two combined with an SLR-grade color temperature sensor is supposed to result in vibrant and precise photos.
The twin shooters also record depth of field information to make tools like Bokeh Mode possible. Micromax has further equipped it with 4K Ultra HD video recording support and a 3D video feature. As for the 13MP front camera, it comes with a soft selfie flash unit for more natural looking snaps.
Other highlights of the Dual 5 include its Secure Vault tool that lets users maintain a dual private profile which can be accessed only via their fingerprint. The handset carries its own independent security chip to store password and fingerprints, utilizing EAL 5+ military-grade security to safeguard them.
Security-conscious consumers can additionally take advantage of a SafeSwitch feature in case the handset gets stolen. Micromax claims that it can click a photo of the person trying to hack the password or pattern lock and send it to a pre-selected number. If a thief attempts to remove the SIM card, they’ll have to deal with a password prompt.
Failing to enter the required code within 60 seconds will lock the Dual 5 right down to its buttons. This is meant to make sure the smartphone can’t be switched off and continues to be traceable. Furthermore, the device is supposed to wipe itself clean if the password isn’t inputted within 60 minutes.
Here’s a quick look at the specifications of the Micromax Dual 5:
– OS: Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow
– Display: 5.5-inch AMOLED, 1080 x 1920 pixels
– CPU: octa-core Snapdragon 652
– GPU: Adreno 510
– Memory: 128GB, expandable till 128GB
– RAM: 4GB
– Camera: 13MP + 13MP rear, 13MP front
– Battery: 3200mAh
– Weight: 164g
– Connectivity: dual-SIM, 4G, VoLTE, Wi-Fiac, Bluetooth 4.1, USB Type-C
The Dual 5 will hit Flipkart, Micromax’s e-store, and offline outlets on April 10 priced at Rs 24999. You can register for it here.