Indian handset vendor Maxx Mobile has launched two new mid-range Android devices called the AX8 Race and the AX9Z Race. Both the devices are available on e-commerce sites for Rs 8,875 and Rs 12,375 respectively.
The AX8 Race sports a 5-inch WVGA (480×800 pixels) display and is powered by 1GHz Mediatek MT6575 chipset, which is surprising as other phones in the same segment come with a dual-core processor by default. Other features included on the phone are 512MB of RAM, 8-megapixel rear camera, 2-megapixel camera at the front, 4GB of internal memory that can be expanded using a microSD card and a 2,300mAH battery that the company claims will survive up to 230 hours of standby time. On the software front, the device runs on the dated Android Ice Cream Sandwich.
The more expensive AX9Z Race, on the other hand, flaunts a 5.3-inch qHD (960×540 pixels) display and features a 1.2GHz dual-core Mediatek MT6577 processor, which again kind of lags behind as phones in this segment are being powered by quad-core processors. In addition, you will also get 512MB of RAM, 8-megapixel rear camera, 2-megapixel camera at the front, 4GB of internal memory that can be expanded using a microSD card and is bundled with a similar 2,300mAH battery. Unlike the AX8 Race, the AX9Z runs on Android 4.1 Jelly Bean.
On the connectivity front, both the phones have dual-SIM support, are 3G-enabled and feature Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and microUSB ports.