Micromax Pro’s unusual aspect ratio of 18:9 versus the 8.5:9 ratio in the Galaxy S8 makes the phone longer rather than wider. Moreover, the edge-to-edge design of the screen allows for more space on a compact device.
Micromax introduced a new version of the Canvas Infinity Pro in India on December 4. Like the Canvas Infinity, the Infinity Pro focuses a lot on design and camera capabilities. A major highlight of the pint-sized handset is its display, with an aspect ratio of 18:9 as compared to a regular ratio of 16:9. The Micromax Canvas Infinity was the first smartphone from an Indian manufacturer to have an aspect ratio of 18:9. While phones such as the Galaxy S8 and iPhone X cost Rs.60,000 and Rs.89,000 respectively, the Infinity Pro brings an edge-to-edge screen to the masses at a price of Rs.13,999. The smartphone will be exclusively available via Flipkart from December 6.
Micromax Pro’s unusual aspect ratio of 18:9 versus the 8.5:9 ratio in the Galaxy S8 makes the phone longer rather than wider. Moreover, the edge-to-edge design of the screen allows for more space on a compact device. The Infinity Pro has a 5.7-inch Full HD display with a resolution of 720×1440 pixels. This display panel comes with 450 nits of brightness according to the company. The device sports subtle curves on the rear and has a 2.5D curved glass on the front to enhance ergonomics as well as usability with the help of one hand. As for the design, the Micromax Infinity Pro has a plastic body along with a removable back. The handset comes with a fingerprint scanner on the rear which can unlock the screen in merely 0.2 seconds and can also accept fingerprints with a 360-degree angle.
As of now, there is not enough content which supports Infinity Pro’s native aspect ratio of 18:9. Videos that do not support the Infinity Pro’s aspect ratio play well. But they show letter-boxing or black bars on both the sides. The same goes for games too. A game like Crossy Road does not support Infinity’s Pro’s native 18:9 aspect ratio whereas Asphalt 8: Airborne does. However, Web pages work quite well.
When it comes to hardware, the Infinity Pro is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 SoC along with 4GB RAM. The smartphone offers 64GB of in-built storage which can be expanded up to 128GB through a micro-SD card slot. The dual-SIM device runs on Android Nougat which can be upgraded to Android Oreo. The device packs a 3,000mAh battery that can deliver a talk time of 20 hours or a standby time of 420 hours after a single charge. Connectivity options include 4G LTE, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, VoLTE as well as USB OTG via a micro-USB 2.0.
As for imaging options, the Infinity Pro has a 16-megapixel rear camera and a dual camera setup on the front, of 20 megapixels and 8 megapixels. The device comes with a bokeh selfie mode which is capable of automatically blurring the background in portrait selfies. There is a super pixel mode which can combine multiple images to come up with a high resolution photo. Moreover, there are other preloaded features like the face beauty mode, tale album and face gallery.