Micromax Canvas 4 Pictured

Indian smartphone maker Micromax is betting heavily on Canvas 4, the Galaxy S4 lookalike 5-incher. The company is running teaser commercials across print and television media, in the country. A few of its specifications made it to the web, courtesy of leaky tap @MMXNewscaster, and GizChai. Like most other phones by the company, the Canvas 4 is a rebranded device by a Chinese smartphone OEM. In this case, it's a perfectly rebranded BLU Life One.

The chops:

  • Flat rounded-rectangle ABS construction with faux-chrome lining
  • 5-inch IPS LCD display with HD (1280 x 720) pixels resolution, Gorilla Glass 2 surface
  • 13-megapixel BSI CMOS primary camera, with LED flash
  • 5-megapixel front-facing camera
  • MediaTek MT6589 SoC: quad-core Cortex-A7 CPU clocked at 1.20 GHz
  • 1 GB RAM, 8 GB and 16 GB storage options, micro-SDXC slot
  • 3G HSDPA and HSUPA support
  • 802.11 b/g/n WLAN with Wi-Fi Direct
  • Bluetooth 4.0
  • 2,000 to 2,500 mAh battery
  • Android 4.1.2 "Jelly Bean"

Micromax is expected to launch the Canvas 4 on the 29th, under the $400 mark (contract-free).