In August 2017, Micromax launched the first affordable bezel-less smartphone, the Canvas Infinity. Just four months after that, the company has launched an updated smartphone which is dubbed as the Infinity Pro. The Canvas Infinity Pro has been launched at a price of Rs. 13,999. In comparison, the Canvas Infinity was launched at Rs. 9,999. Is the phone worth the extra four thousand rupees? Let’s find out.
Display and Design
In the display department, the Infinity Pro carries forward the legacy of the bezel-less display as introduced by its younger sibling. The display panel measures 5.7-inches across and has an HD+ resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels. Coming to the design aspect of the phone, it sports an all-metal body design with a rear-mounted fingerprint sensor. Also on the back is its primary camera and an LED flash. Since the phone features an edge-to-edge display, there are no physical buttons on the phone’s front. The volume rockers and power keys are located on either side of the smartphone.
Performance and Storage
Underneath its hood, the Canvas Infinity Pro is powered by the new Snapdragon 430 SoC. In comparison, the Canvas Infinity had a SD425 processor. The RAM on this phone has also been increased to 4GB in comparison to the 3GB found earlier. In terms of storage, the brand new offering by Micromax packs in 64GB of internal storage which can be expanded externally up to 128GB through a microSD card.
Camera and Software
In the optics department, there have been some major changes. The rear-facing primary camera now features a 16-megapixel sensor coupled with an LED flash.
Up front is the phone’s major highlight – a dual front-facing camera. The setup comprises of a 20-megapixel sensor and a secondary 8-megapixel sensor. With this improved camera arrangement on the front, the camera will now be able to capture Portrait Mode images that blur the background.
On the software front, the phone will have Android Nougat with a likely update to Android Oreo in the coming months.
Connectivity and Battery
In terms of connectivity, the phone offers support for all the conventional technologies like WiFi, 2G, 3G, 4G and VoLTE. For transferring data to and from the device, it also supports Bluetooth and has a USB Type-C connector on the bottom. The Infinity Pro now features a slightly larger 3,000 mAh battery pack as compared to the 2,900 mAh unit found on the Canvas Infinity.
The Infinity Pro’s younger sibling was the cheapest bezel-less phone when it was launched but the updated version has been priced slightly higher. This means that the Infinity Pro will now have to compete with the LG Q6 which is priced similarly. The upcoming offering by Micromax will be available exclusively via Flipkart from December 6th, 2017.