Micromax Canvas Gold A300 Android KitKat phone launched for Rs 24000

The Micromax Canvas Gold A300 which is the new flagship from the company, has landed in India with a mid-range price of Rs 24000 stuck to it. For some reason that could have to do with Micromax being too busy with its new Canvas Win lineup, the company hasn’t released an official statement talking about its latest launch.

The Canvas Gold A300 may look like the Knight in many ways with its aluminum side paneling and overall appearance, but flip it onto its front and you can see that the back has rubberized sections along the top and bottom areas for the antennae. And then don’t tell us you didn’t spot the hint of iPhone-inspired design on either of the two Micromax flagships.
The Micromax A300 has an octa core processor clocked at 2GHz and a 5.5-inch 1080p FHD display. It rocks a 16MP camera with a Sony sensor on its rear and a 5MP lens sits above the touchscreen. This Android KitKat smartphone operates with the help of 2GB RAM, and while we’re talking about memory, there’s 32GB of internal space with no mention of a microSD card slot for adding extra storage if needed.

The Canvas Gold obviously features dual SIM card slots, since this has become the norm for mid-range phones in India these days. The 2300mAh battery which hides under the hood is supposed to offer up to 8 hours of talk time and 210 hours of standby time. It’s good that Micromax decided to release the 6.9mm-thin A300 with KiKat 4.4.2 pre-loaded and let’s hope the company keeps the software updates coming for the sake of customers.
Micromax has built itself a powerful brand reputation in India and is amongst the top three mobile device sellers in the country along with Samsung. It’s even expanding into international markets, meaning it needs to concentrate on decent after sales service and offer good quality hardware to buyers. It’ll be interesting to watch how the brand takes off outside the nation and how people react to the A300 too.

Micromax Canvas Gold A300 specifications at a glance:

  • - Android 4.4.2 KitKat OS
  • - 5.5-inch 1080p FHD touchscreen
  • - 2GHz octa core processor
  • - 2GB RAM, 32GB internal memory
  • - No mention of microSD card slot
  • - 16MP rear camera w/ Sony sensor
  • - 5MP front snapper
  • - 2300mAh battery