Micromax has reduced the price of its 3.8 inch display bearing Superfone A85, which features a dual-core 1 GHz mobile processor, by Rs 3,700. Notably, the Android 2.2 Froyo based smartphone was launched only last month in India.
“We’ve made the A85 Superfone even more affordable. It is now priced for Rs 15,290,” a Micromax spokesperson said to The Mobile Indian.
Micromax has used a motion sensor to power an interesting user interface and is expected to get Android 2.3 Gingerbread pretty soon. The Superfone A85 flaunts a 3.8 inch capacitive touchscreen display with WVGA (480×800) pixel resolution.
A85 has a 5 megapixel primary camera at the back that is capable of capturing good quality images and has also a built-in image editor. Surprisingly there is no LED flash, a classic bummer that existed even with Samsung Galaxy S GT-I9000. The secondary camera, with 0.3 megapixel, is present for video calling.
The phone supports up to 7.2 Mbps download speed over 3G and also features WiFi, Bluetooth and A-GPS. Micromax has packed a 1500 mAh battery in it.
This seems to be a good move by Micromax because at its earlier price point of Rs 18,990 it was facing tough competition from couple of smartphones which were available in the same price bracket offering Android 2.3 Gingerbread pre-loaded. For instance, the Sony Ericsson Xperia Neo V is available for Rs 17,500 while Xperia Ray is priced at Rs 19,500. Similarly, Motorola Defy Plus for Rs 17,990, LG Optimus Black for Rs 18,990 are available in same price range.