Micromax is secretly working on SuperPhone A85, a smartphone that will feature a gesture control-based user interface and will be targeted at the high-end smartphone category.
“Micromax A85 will most likely feature an 8 megapixel camera and will be launched by year end at a price ranging between Rs 15,000 to Rs 18,000 in India,” sources familiar with the development told The Mobile Indian.
Micromax earlier released Andro A60 and A70 mobile phones running Android 2.2 Froyo in India. These handsets created a lot of buzz and hence the company plans to make a mark in the Android space with a high end phone.
Micromax SuperPhone A85 may house a 3.7 to 4 inch capacitive (480 x 800 pixel) display with decent real estate for an improved mobile internet experience. Under the hood, the A85 will carry an overclocked dual-core Nvidia Tegra T20 processor coupled with 512 MB RAM to power the Android 2.3 Gingerbread operating system. This will be Micromax’s first Gingerbread smartphone in India.
Micromax is said to be working on a gesture control supported user interface that makes use of the front facing VGA camera to navigate and scroll through the user interface. At the back will rest a 8 megapixel camera with auto-focus to capture high quality images and hopefully 720p HD video.
SuperPhone A85 will come with 8 GB onboard storage which can be expanded up to 32 GB. To power this phone, Micromax has used a 1650 mAh battery pack.
To compete with the best Android smartphones available in India, Micromax SuperPhone A85 will be priced around Rs 15,000 to Rs 18,000.