Friday, 18 January 2013

Micromax's quad core smartphone coming for Rs 15K


It will have a 4.5 inch display with Jelly Bean operating system, and an 8 megapixel camera.

Leading Indian handset vendor Mircomax is all set to launch another super smartphone with Android 4.1 operating system and a quad core processor in a couple of months, for a really eye-popping price of Rs 15,000.

"Micromax will be launching a quad core Android smartphone based on Broadcom processor in March for around Rs 15,000," Micromax's co-founder and business director, Vikas Jain said to The Mobile Indian. He further said, "The quad core smartphone will have a 4.5 inch qHD IPS display, ICS or Jelly Bean operating system, 8 megapixel camera and 4 GB of internal memory."

Notably, Rajiv Kapur, managing director, Broadcom had hinted about the Micromax smartphone some time back while talking to The Mobile Indian. "We are in talks with a leading Indian handset player to launch smartphones based on our singe, dual and quad core processors," Rajiv had said then.

Quad core phones are not new, with many phones being launched on Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 (Nexus G) and Nvidia Tegra 3 (LG Optimus 4X HD, HTC One X etc) chipsets. But, what is likely to change as a result of this partnership between Broadcom and Micromax is that the quad core phones will have an affordable price tag. On average the price of quad core processor phones from MNC players is around Rs 30,000.

Also, Micromax is not the only Indian player who is toying with the idea of launching a quad core smartphone. As The Mobile Indian had earlier reported reported, Xolo is also mulling a smartphone with Nvidia Tegra 4 quad core processor to be launched around March this year. Another Indian player, Karbonn, had confirmed that its plans to launch a quad core device, based on a MediaTek MT6589 processor, this year. Meanwhile, Bangalore based iBerry has already launched a quad core processor based tablet, Auxus X4, with a Samsung Exynos processor.

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