Micromax rides the Octa Core wave, launches Canvas Knight with 5″ FHD Display and 16MP Camera

Micromax has officially launched its first Mediatek Octa Core based smartphone, the Canvas Knight A350 in India today.

The phone comes with a 5” 1920×1080 Full HD display and is powered by 2 GHz Mediatek True Octa Core chipset with Mali 450 GPU and 2GB of RAM. The internal storage is 32GB and there is no provision of microSD card slot which means you cannot expand the storage.

Micromax Canvas Knight A350
Micromax Canvas Knight A350

On the imaging front, Micromax has included a 16MP AF camera at the back and there is also a whopping 8MP front facing camera which should help you in clicking some decent selfies and making video calls.

The phone runs on now aged Android 4.2.2 which is a clear letdown. We would have liked 4.4.2 Kitkat out of the box. We must note that none of the Mediatek chipset based phones launched till now have managed to go past 4.2.2 version of Android. Not sure if it has anything to do with their chipset compatibility and it would be interesting to see if Micromax will update the phone to 4.4.2 Kitkat or atleast 4.3 JB.

The phone is powered by a 2350mAh battery which the company claims will give a standby time of up to 175 hours and talk time of up to 7.5 hours.

The Canvas Knight is already exclusively available on the official site of Micromax for INR 19,990 which make it a good buy. The phone will be directly competing with the recently launched Octa Core smartphones like the WickedLeak Passion X, iBerry Auxus Nuclea N2 and the Intex Aqua Core smartphone which are also available for a similar price tag.

Micromax Canvas Knight A350 Specifications:

Processor: 2GHz MediaTek Octa Core processor with Mali 450 GPU
Display: 5” FHD (1920 x 1080) display
OS: Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean
Memory: RAM: 2GB, 32GB User Memory, No microSD slot
Camera: Main (Rear): 16MP AF
Sub (Front): 8MP
Battery: 2350mAh
Standby time: 175 hours and talk time of up to 7.5 hours