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.

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By Rajeev Rana

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