First Two Micromax Windows Phones Officially Announced

We first heard about Micromax joining the Windows Phone party back in July 2013, but those reports were followed by silence. Only after Windows Phone 8.1 took shape that a follow up arrived.

It was Microsoft that announced two new hardware partners at the start of BUILD 2014 developer conference in April, this year, and those were revealed to be Micromax and Prestigio — we now have official details of two new smartphones from the former.

Posted on the Windows Phone blog here, of course.

The Micromax Canvas Win W121 is a 5-inch handset with an IPS LCD screen with 720p display. A quad-core 1.2GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 200 processor is paired with 1GB of RAM and 8GB storage.

Users also get access to a microSD card slot with support for up to 32GB cards.

Battery clocks in at 2000 mAh, and camera options include an 8 megapixel shooter on the back, with flash, and a 2 megapixel camera on the front. This dual SIM smartphone arrives with a leather finish back panel and will retail for around 9,500 rupees ($158) outright.

The second model is also dual SIM, but even more affordable at 6500 rupees ($108), which makes it the most affordable Windows Phone handset at launch, without any special promotions.

Labeled, the Canvas Win W092, this device includes the same Snapdragon processor, 1GB of RAM, 8GB of storage, along with support for microSD card, but a smaller 4-inch IPS LCD screen with an 800 by 480 pixels resolution. Battery is also a downgrade at 1500 mAh.

And the same can be said of the two cameras, which are serviceable at best — the 5 megapixel rear shooter and just a 0.3 megapixel front facing option. Both device launch in early July.