Rumor: Micromax A290 low cost octa core smartphone coming soon

Micromax may soon launch a low cost octa core powered handset called the Micromax A290. If rumors are to be believed this 1.4GHz smartphone running KitKat could be priced at well under Rs. 12,000.

MMXNewscaster latest tweet gives a brief info about the yet to be launched Micromax A290. The specs are also leaked. A290 will be running Android KitKat 4.4.2 out of the box with 1GB RAM and 8GB storage along with micro SD card support.

This dual SIM handset will be powered by octa core processor clocked at 1.4GHz (chipset unknown). An 8MP AF camera will be placed on the rear and a 5MP on the front. This budget friendly octa core smartphones will come with a 2010 mAh battery. Screen size and resolution are not yet disclosed it could be 5 inches with at least 720p resolution.

The A290 will include common features like 3G, 2G, Bluetooth, GPS and Wi-Fi. There is no official word from Micromax yet. The market is tight and to survive the manufacturers will need to come out with competitive pricing.

Hexa core is the new trend, however if the Octa core pricing is set at an affordable level it could be users first choice.

Micromax A108

Micromax A290 leaked

Tip: Pirtpal Singh, Image – Chirag Patel.

{ 15 Responses }

  1. amit says:

    According to import data from zauba.com 5000 of micromax a290 imported on 5th August 2014. It also mentioned 4.7inch screen,micro sd card slot etc.

  2. Dev says:

    R.I.P MMX because you always make ugly pathetic looks,crappy hardware and UI phones with high price.

  3. sai bhagavan says:

    Gogi I also heard that micromax is working on a mi3 competitor with same specs but with a price tag of around 12000 rs is it true? If you know any details about that phone please inform us.

  4. Ankit Jain says:

    Most probably it will be Myphone Infinity Lite as Canvas colors is also Myphone aqua rio http://www.myphone.com.ph/infinity-lite/

    • sai bhagavan says:

      yes u might be true coz mmx,blu,myphone and wiko have the same odm so phones from these companies look really similar….

  5. Pradip says:

    Micromax u need to come up with Snapdragon 800/805, 2Ghz,5″,13/16Mp+5p,Canvas Gold like look,NFC,4G, 3000+ mah & the Price will be Under 15 k

  6. venkatesh says:

    Too Late sorry MMX

  7. sachin11 says:

    Micromax does not have guts to bring out competitor to asus zen 5 and upcoming redmi note.

  8. Jaysakthi says:

    Right now xiaomi got the Indian market under 7k, 10k and 14 k categories very tough for other brands to overtake they need to plan more than xiaomi prices.

    • sunny says:

      Xiaomi phones are not available they appear on selected dates long waiting well not all people like that strategy.

  9. ayub says:

    Spend 2k more and get mi3.

  10. Aryan says:

    But can’t stand against Redami note :p

    • Chanpreet says:

      :/ agar mmx 2gb ram deti or 1k price jyaada bhi kr deti toh acha hota pr 1gb ram with octa core prcessor :/ nhi chl paayega

    • Anoop Mukherjee says:

      Yes, I agree with you. @ 9999/- its a bang..

      • sk says:

        Dude xiomi s1 will be better at 6999/-

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