Home grown smartphone maker, Wickedleak has launched a budget Octa-core Android handset dubbed as Wammy Neo Youth in India.
The new Wammy Neo Youth sports a 5.0-inch HD (1280x720p) display and comes loaded with a 1.7GHz MediaTek Octa-core processor backed by Mali 450 graphics engine, 1GB RAM and 8GB inbuilt memory (expandable up to 32GB).
Other stipulated features include 13.0-megapixel camera (with LED flash, auto-focus), a 5.0-megapixel snapper on the front and a 2,200 mAh battery. On the connectivity front, it features 3G network support, dual-SIM slots, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi and A-GPS for navigation.
The company has confirmed that the new Wickedleak phone sale will go live this mid-night 12:00 AM (15 July) at the official retail website for just ₹8,490, making Wammy Neo Youth, the cheapest Octa-core processor based smartphone in the market.
Besides normal model, consumers will also have an option to buy another variant, which boasts of AquaProtect Water Resistant Technology, but have to be ready to shell out additional ₹1,500.
Wammy Neo Youth will be up against local brands such as Micromax Canvas Knight A350, Intex Aqua Octa, it's very own sibling, Wickedleak Wammy Passion X, Karbonn Titanium Octane, Octane Plus and the recently launched Chinese phone Gionee Elife S5.5.
Last month, Wickedleak's high-end model Wammy Neo also got released. It reportedly got sold out (more than 5,000 units) within 72 hours. Though the numbers look too small compared to Moto E sales figure, it's still a good sign for a domestic brand, encouraging other local vendors to replicate similar strategy by offering devices with high-end specifications with competitive price-tag.
Key Specifications of Wickedleak Wammy Neo Youth:
|Model||Wickedleak Wammy Neo Youth|
|Display||5.0-inch HD (1280x720p) IPS screen|
|OS||Android v4.2 Jelly Bean (upgradable up to v4.4 KitKat)|
|Processor||1.7GHz Octa-core CPU (chipset:MediaTek based MTK6592)|
|Storage capacity||8GB, expandable up to 32GB|
|Camera||Main: 13.0-megapixel camera with LED flash, auto-focusFront: 5.0-megapixel camera|
|Battery||2,200 mAh (Li-Ion)Standby time: close to 5-6 days|
|Add-ons||Dual-SIM slots, Bluetooth v2.1, Wi-Fi (802.11 b/g/n), A-GPS, USB connectivity, FM Radio, AquaProtect Water Resistant Technology (an optional variant)|
|Dimensions||141.5 x 71.7 x 7.7 mm|
(₹9,990 for water-proof variant)