In the past two months there was quite a bit buzz around the Canvas Knight, which reports claimed was Micromax’s first octa-core smartphone. Today, the Indian smartphone vendor has made things official by launching the octa-core device in India for Rs 19,999. The Canvas Knight A350 will be exclusively available on the Micromax website.
Speaking of specifications, the Canvas Knight A350 5-inch full HD (1920×1080 pixels) IPS display with a pixel density of 443ppi and is powered by MediaTek MT6592T true octa-core processor clocked at 2GHz and paired with Mali450 GPU and 2GB of RAM.
On the photography front, it features a 16-megapixel rear camera with OmniVision CameraChip sensor and an 8-megapixel camera at the front. These cameras also support voice commands, so when you say “Cheese” or “Capture”, the camera will click a picture.
Other features include 32GB of internal storage, 2,350mAh battery and on the software front, it runs on Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean. The device comes preloaded with apps like BBM, Hike, Spuul, Kingsoft Office Suite, M!Security, M!Live, Opera Mini browser and games like Where’s My Perry and Where’s My Water among others.
As far as the competition is concerned, the Canvas Knight A350 will be up against the likes of Intex Aqua Octa and WickedLeak Wammy Passion X.
The former is priced the same as Micromax’s smartphone and is also powered by MediaTek’s octa-core SoC and 2GB of RAM. The Aqua Octa though flaunts a 6-inch display, albeit with a resolution of 720p and also lags behind the Canvas Knight in terms of storage (16GB) and camera resolution (13-megapixel/5-megapixel).
The Wammy Passion X, launched a couple of days back, too is powered by a MediaTek octa-core processor, but is slightly heavier on the pocket with a price tag of Rs 22,500. At this price you get the same display, same power, and a bigger battery (2,500mAh), but lags behind in terms of storage (16GB) and camera resolution (13-megapixel/5-megapixel). One big advantage of the Wammy Passion X is that it is water resistant, which none of the other two devices have.
|FEATURES||MICROMAX CANVAS KNIGHT A350||WICKEDLEAK WAMMY PASSION X||INTEX AQUA OCTA|
|DISPLAY||5-inch 1080p||5-inch 1080p||6-inch 720p|
|PROCESSOR||2GHz MediaTek MTK6592 octa-core||1.7GHz MediaTek MTK6592 octa-core||1.7GHz MediaTek MTK6592 octa-core|
|STORAGE||32GB||16GB expandable||16GB expandable|
|ANDROID OS||4.2.2 Jelly Bean||4.2 Jelly Bean||4.2.2 Jelly Bean|
|PRICE||Rs 19,999||Rs 22,500||Rs 19,700|