Micromax, the leading Indian smartphone-maker, is pulling out all the stops to keep devices rolling. Bolstered by the recent success of the Canvas 4, and the Canvas Doodle 2, Micromax seems to be ready to roll out a new flagship soon. While some rumors do point to a Canvas 5 release in November, new information leading us to believe that the Micromax Canvas A250, to be dubbed the Micromax Canvas Turbo, will be their new flagship soon.
Sources at XDA-developers, and the popular Twitter Micromax source MMXNewscaster point to the Micromax Canvas Turbo A250 having a quad-core processor. This was something we expected to see in their previous flagship, the Canvas 4, and will almost certainly feature in the A250. The phone is likely to pack a quad-core MediaTek MT6589T clocked at 1.5GHz as on the Gionee Elife E6 and the Xolo Q1000S. The processor on the Canvas 4 was not a great improvement over its predecessors, and Micromax needs a powerful phone with a processor like the above to win over the market. The Micromax Canvas Turbo will also be the first FullHD display phone from the Indian maker, and is likely to be upward of 5-inches.
While we have no official word from Micromax, we can guess the device specifications based on what’s hot in the market right now. The phone will probably come with a 13 MP rear camera, and a 2 MP front camera, 1080p resolution, 1-2 GB of RAM, 4/8 GB of internal storage. It is likely to be a dual-SIM device, as is very popular in India, and compatible with 3G, WiFi, Bluetooth. The screen is likely to be upwards of 5-inches, and we expect a big battery.
— @MMXNewscaster (@MMXNewscaster) October 6, 2013
We’ve also heard rumors of another device, the Canvas A117, to be dubbed the Micromax Canvas Magnus, as a parallel flagship, though we know nothing yet about the specifications of this phone.
Micromax really needs to nail the pricing on this phone to make as big a splash as the Canvas A110. We can assume that the device will be priced close to the Canvas 4, around INR 17,000 though a lower price tag may win the good faith of customers. Micromax has quite the reputation and is now the second biggest smartphone vendor in India. They need to work hard to get to the top, and beat Samsung to conquer the Indian market. With great phones like these coming out so frequently, they may just get there.