Just a couple of days back, GizBot got a confirmation from our sources that Micromax is all set to launch the long rumored octa core smartphone, dubbed as A290 around August 15th. At the same time, we also made the efforts to prove our report and through Zauba listing, where we revealed that Micromax has imported around 17,000 units of A290 in India last week.
Well, looks like our estimation was right as today, Micromax has already launched A290 online. Yes, while the company has not officially talked about the device yet, but unofficially you can buy the handset on ecommerce site Snapdeal at a price of Rs. 12,777.
While, we said in our report that Micromax could name A290 as Unite Anthem, taking hints from the YouTube song which the company released recently for the occasion of Independence Day, however, Micromax contacted to inform us that Unite Anthem will not be the official name of the handset, rather it's just a hashtag given to the newly released song by the company.
Well, this information also turned out to be true, as going by the listing, the smartphone is named as the Canvas Knight Cameo A290. Apart from Snapdeal, the phone is also up for grabs at eBay under Rs. 13,000.
Micromax Canvas Knight Cameo A290 - Key Specifications
For those who're looking forward to buy the Canvas Knight Cameo A290, the latest mid-range handset sports a 4.7inch display having a resolution of 720 x 1280pixels.
It is powered by a 1.4GHz MediaTek MT6592M octacore processor, paired with 1GB RAM, 8GB of on-board storage and a microSD card slot( up to 32GB). Of course the device runs on Android 4.4 Kitkat out-of-the box.
In the imaging department, there's an 8-megapixel rear-facing camera, alongside a 5-megapixel front facing shooter. The makers have added a 2,000mAh battery fitted inside.
Connectivity options of the device include: 3G, WiFi, dual-SIM, FM Radio, GPS, Bluetooth and more.
The phone also comes preloaded with an array of apps such as Amazon, BookmyShow, Opera Mini, Savan, Swift Key, Thrill, Truecaller, amongst others.
The Canvas Knight Cameo A290 is one among the cheapest true octa core powered handset in the country. The closest competitor to the Canvas Knight Cameo A290 is none other than the Karbonn Titanium Octane, which recently got a price cut in India and is now available at a price of Rs. 11,990. Stay tuned to GizBot for more updates!