Micromax Dual 5
Micromax Dual 5

Micromax has launched the Micromax Dual 5 which the company had been teasing from a long time. The Micromax Dual 5 is the first phone from Micromax in the Dual lineup from the company. Micromax says that the Micromax Dual 4 is scheduled to launch later this year. The Micromax Dual 5 has launched in India at Rs. 24,999 and will be available via Flipkart from April 10. It will also be available to purchase from the Micromax E-Store, as well as from offline stores.

The biggest highlight of the Micromax Dual 5 is its dual rear camera setup. Micromax has used two 13-megapixel Sony IMX258 sensors, one for monochrome light and the other for RGB (colour), featuring an f/1.8 aperture. A colour temperature sensor is used in the phone to optimally merges the two captured images. One of the camera sensors is used for focus and the other is tasked with capturing depth of field information. The dual camera mode is enabled by default on the smartphone, and enables other modes like Bokeh Mode and Low-Light Mode. Other camera modes on the smartphone include Pano, Pro, Slow Shutter, Anti-Haze, Macro, and Monochrome. It also captures video in 4K UHD resolution, while the company is also talking about 3D video functionality thanks to the dual rear cameras.

As for the specifications of the phone, Micromax Dual 5 sports another 13-megapixel camera, with a 1.12-micron pixel Sony IMX258 sensor. It bears an f/2.0 aperture and features a soft selfie flash module. Other front camera features include an integrated SmartBeauty mode, gesture control, and a GIF maker.

Micromax is also touting the Dual 5’s design, and it is claimed to be built from a single slab of aircraft-grade aluminium. It features 3D antenna technology, keeping the antennae on the metal frame of the smartphone. Micromax is also boasting of an additional customisable key, and the integration of a panic button which has been made mandatory by Indian Government.

The phone still comes with Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow with a 5.5-inch full-HD (1080×1920 pixels) Super AMOLED 2.5D curved display with Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection and a 100 percent NTSC colour gamut. It is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 652 MSM8976 SoC (4 Cortex-A72 cores clocked at 1.8GHz and 4 Cortex-A53 cores clocked at 1.4GHz) coupled with 4GB of RAM.

The initial reviews of the phone seem to suggest that although Micromax has launched Dual-Camera phone at 24,999, launching a phone with Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow in 2017 is not a very wise decision from the company. We are hopeful that the Android Nougat will come as soon as possible.