A tweet from known Micromax leaker MMXNewscaster, said Micromax’s next device will be called the Canvas A240 and will likely feature MediaTek’s MT6592 octo-core SoC.
Micromax is currently ruling the budget Android market in India. However, all is not well as the manufacturer’s latest flagship, the Canvas 4, has not lived up to its billing. If the rumours are to be believed, all that is set to change as it looks like Micromax’s next device will feature MediaTek’s upcoming octa-core MT6592 SoC.
Next: Micromax Canvas A240. #StayTuned
— MMX Newscaster (@MMXNewscaster) July 20, 2013
While there are no other details regarding the Canvas A240, it is likely to feature the octa-core SoC. The MT6592 will be a true octa-core chipset, in that all cores can be active simultaneously. In contrast, Samsung’s Exynos 5 Octa has only four active cores at a given time. MediaTek will use eight ARM A7 cores which can clock from anywhere between 1.7 GHz to 2.0 GHz. Already there seem to be alleged AnTuTu benchmark scores for the MT6592 that scores over 30,000, which is in the same vicinity as Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 800.
With the MT6592 slated for mass production in Q4, it looks like devices running this SoC will launch either in time for the holidays or early next year. In terms of hardware, the Canvas A240 could feature a 5-inch full-HD screen, 2 GB RAM and a 13-megapixel rear camera along with LTE connectivity. Micromax has already mentioned that it is working on an LTE handset, so it is more than likely that the Canvas A240 could be the one.