As expected, Micromax has official announced the launch of its latest smartphone Canvas Juice A177 in the Indian market. According to the company, the Canvas Juice A177 is priced at INR Rs.8,899, but the leading online retailer eBay is already retailing the phone for INR Rs.7,999 which is approximately INR Rs.1,000 less than its official price.

Micromax Canvas Juice A177

Micromax Canvas Juice A177

If we take a look at the specifications, we can find that Micromax Canvas Juice comes packed with almost similar internals as that of existing Canvas Juice A77 which went on sale in India early this year.

Similar to Canvas Juice A77, the phone packs 5-inch FWVGA display, dual-SIM support, Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean, 1GB RAM, usual 4GB internal memory, 5MP rear camera and 0.3MP front camera and 32GB microSD support in addition to usual connectivity options. The only difference, we could find in the official specifications of both the phones, is that A177′s processor is slightly under-clocked at 1.2GHz, while A77 comes with a processor clocked at 1.3GHz. The phone comes only in Black colour option.

In other news, Micromax has revealed that it is looking forward to hit $1 billion (over Rs. 6,100 crores) in revenues this fiscal, ending March 31.

“We have seen huge growth in business, especially in the smartphone category (mid and entry-level). We expect to close this fiscal will a billion in revenues,” Micromax co-founder Vikas Jain said in a statement.