WickedLeak has announced that one of its higher-end smartphones—the Wammy Passion—will be getting upgraded to Android 4.2 Jelly Bean. The update will be making its way to the quad-core handset from today onwards. Anyone who buys the Wammy Passion will get it with Android 4.2 out of the box.

The smartphone costs Rs 15,499 and you can check out our review to see if its worth the price. We certainly liked it. According to our review, the Passion is a pretty good handset with a few quirks that won’t give you buyer's remorse should you purchase it.

Wickedleak Wammy Passion takes on Micromax Canvas HD

Getting the delicious jelly beans

The phone was launched earlier this month at a price of Rs 16,999. There are more than a few similarities between the Wammy Passion Y HD and the Micromax Canvas HD. Both are powered by MediaTek's MT6589 1.2GHz quad-core processor and will ship with Android 4.1 Jelly Bean. The graphics are handled by a PowerVR SGX544 GPU, and the tablet has 1GB of RAM, which should ensure smooth navigation. The Cortex A7 cores are manufactured using a 28nm process and are extremely power efficient but offer strong performance, as can be seen in the case of the Canvas HD.

The Wammy Passion has a 5-inch, HD IPS screen with a resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels, just like the Canvas HD. However, the phone has a larger capacity 2800 mAh Lithium-ion battery. The battery should be able to keep up with the quad-core processor and the high-resolution screen.

On the back of the Wammy Passion lies an 8 megapixel camera. It is accompanied by an LED flash and WickedLeak claims it does 4X zoom (no word on whether this is optical or digital zoom) and 99 burst shots in a minute. There is a 2-megapixel front-facing camera on-board, which is vastly better than the VGA unit on the Canvas HD. The dual-SIM phone supports 3G network on one SIM slot, while the other is restricted to 2G. You get 4GB of storage space, which can be expanded up to 32GB thanks to the microSD card slot.

Some of the highlighted specifications of the WickedLeak Wammy Passion Y HD are:

  • 5-inch HD IPS display with 1280 x 720 pixel resolution
  • Wi-Fi 802.11b/g/n with Wi-Fi hotspot
  • Bluetooth with A2DP
  • GPS with A-GPS support
  • 8 megapixel primary camera with LED flash and 4X zoom, 2 megapixel front-facing camera
  • 4GB internal memory, expandable up to 32GB

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