Update: We have received word from Micromax that the information received by us is false and that there is no Canvas Pro HD in the works.
A few months ago, when the Micromax A116 Canvas HD was launched, we wondered what else the company had in store for us. At the time, we speculated based on what the MediaTek MT6589 quad-core processor supports in terms of hardware.
So what were the specs we expected to be featured in the Canvas 3? We speculated that it could have a 1080p display and a camera with a better sensor, besides a 3D display and 3D-capable camera. Of course, the latter two are just “fantasy” features. But guess what? Micromax actually is working on a handset that boasts a full HD display and a 13 megapixel camera.
Canvas HD, the current Micromax flagship
Word about the Micromax A120 Canvas Pro HD (Canvas 3 is so much easier, Micromax) was passed on to us by an anonymous tipster. He also revealed specs of the device and said that the smartphone will be released soon. This information passed on to us by the source is unverified.
According to the rumour, the Micromax Canvas Pro HD will be powered by a quad-core Cortex-A7 processor clocked at 2.0 GHz. However, we were not told the maker of the CPU. We would venture a guess that it’s MediaTek’s next-gen CPU or a highly overclocked version of its MT6589 CPU. As for the GPU, the Canvas Pro HD will have a PowerVR Series 5XT GPU with hyper threading technology and there will be 2GB of RAM.
According to the source, the Canvas Pro HD will feature a 5.5-inch full HD display and will be protected by Corning’s Gorilla Glass. The primary camera will be a 13 megapixel unit with dual-LED flash. Up front will be a 3.2 megapixel snapper, which is one of the highest resolutions we have seen on the front-facing camera.
The Pro HD will be a dual-SIM phone and will have 8GB of internal memory, of which 6GB will be user-accessible. The microSD card slot will support cards up to 64GB. Running Android 4.2.1 Jelly Bean, the next-gen flagship will have a massive 3000 mAh battery, which sounds more than sufficient for the quoted specs. We also know that the MediaTek processor has in-built support for Miracast technology, which is great for seamless content sharing on multiple screens. It also has a pre-integrated connectivity combo, which supports 802.11n Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0 and GPS. All these could be bundled into the Canvas Pro HD.
Here are the key specs of the device from what we know:
- 5.5-inch display with 1920 x 1080 pixel resolution and Gorilla Glass
- Dual-SIM, 3G, GPRS/EDGE, Wi-Fi
- Bluetooth, GPS
- 13 megapixel primary camera and 3.2 megapixel front-facing camera
- 8GB of internal memory with microSD card slot for expansion up to 64GB
As a Micromax handset, we cannot expect the price to be sky-high, but as we had suspected, the company will release the Canvas Pro HD between Rs 18,000 and 20,000.
From the looks of it, Micromax has covered all bases and is ready for the onslaught of the Samsung Galaxy S4 and the HTC One. But is there something more that you want to see in the Canvas Pro HD? Let us know in the comments.
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