Micromax has many successful devices under its kitty, but the company surprisingly failed to sell the Canvas Knight A350, a premium phone priced at Rs. 19,999.
Undeterred by Canvas Knight A350 debacle, Micromax is planning to launch more premium handsets in the coming days and one of the start device would be the much hyped Windows Phone 8.1 powered smartphone.
At this year's BUILD conference in San Francisco, Microsoft announced India-based domestic vendor Micromax as its new partner for the Windows Phone ecosystem.
Since then, additional details have been non-existent. According to a tweet from @LeaksterInc, Micromax's first Windows Phone isn't far away from the dream launch. Here's a good news for you: the upcoming phone might go on sale in July of this year between Rs. 23,000 and Rs. 25,000.
But that's not all, Micromax's first Windows phone to feature a 5-inch Full HD display, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor, 2GB of RAM, 16GB of internal memory, a microSD card slot, a 13-megapixel rear-facing camera, and a 5-megapixel front-facing camera.
While the spec sheet seem attractive at first place, the leaked retail pricing, on the other hand, may not go down well with anticipated users. Indian users expect an affordable Windows Phone 8.1 handset from Micromax, instead of yet another high-end device.
Therefore, Micromax should do a consumer research before making the above mentioned handset official. It would be better if we get to see a feature rich Windows Phone 8.1 handset , similar to the Nokia Lumia 520, at a price point of Rs. 8,000.
However, at the same time, Micromax hasn't confirmed the specs sheet nor the pricing, so one should take this rumor as a pinch of salt. Watch this space for more action!
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