The rapidly growing Indian mobile phone manufacturer Micromax has launched its most powerful device yet in Russia; the Micromax Canvas Knight A350. Although there is no information regarding its launch in the home country India. The Micromax Canvas Knight A350 comes with a 5″ full HD display with IPS technology. It is powered by an octa-core 2.0GHz MT6592 (8 ARM Cortex A7 CPU cores and ARM Mali-450MP2 GPU) processor coupled with 2GB of RAM. This device scores higher than the Samsung Galaxy S4 in the AnTuTu benchmarks suite with a score of around 26,000 points. The current flagship of Micromax, the Canvas Turbo uses MT6589T which struggles to drive graphically demanding games smoothly on a full HD screen. We think that it shouldn’t be an issue with this new octa-core processor from MediaTek.
This flagship Android smartphone is equipped with a 16MP shooter at the rear with a single LED flash but there is no information about the kind of lens or sensor that is used. There is a 5MP camera sensor at the front which is capable of full HD 1080p video recording. The phone still runs on a slightly dated Android 4.2 JellyBean operating system as Android 4.4.2 KitKat has been launched a couple of months ago.
The Micromax Canvas Knight A350 also packs the dual-SIM feature which is very much appreciated by consumers in countries like India and China. The phone has a very slim waistline of 7.3mm. It looks very similar to the iPhone 5 from sides. There is a glass protection at the front and the back of the device so we guess that the battery would be non-removable. The MediaTek MT6592 octa-core chipset is supposed to provide enough horsepower for a device with full HD screen but at a lower power consumption. There is a 2350mAh Li-Ion battery in the Canvas Knight and we think that Micromax must use a higher capacity battery to power the large full HD display. The phone comes in two colours; white and black as displayed in the press release images. There is no information about the pricing and availability of the phone but it is rumoured to launch in India very soon.