Micromax's Metal-Clad Canvas 4
Micromax's Metal-Clad Canvas 4 Micromax Mobile/Facebook

India's fast-emerging technology firm Micromax, which is still reeling in success following the launch of its new generation Canvas 4, has kicked up a whirlwind of rumours about another high-end smartphone in the offing.

Reports about Micromax's next offering, touted to be Canvas A240, surfaced after MMXNewscaster, a website focused on Micromax smartphones, on Saturday tweeted, "Next: Micromax Canvas A240. #StayTuned". The website had stated on Twitter: "Micromax A240? #Imagine".

Though the latest report is regarded with uncertainty, the possibility of Micromax making such a move cannot be ruled out as the company is pulling out all the stops to reposition itself as India's top smartphone maker. Nevertheless, it should be pointed out that leaked information about unreleased smartphones is either fake or incorrect.

Latest reports suggest that Micromax may come up with a smartphone housing an octa-core processor this time. The newly-launched Canvas 4 was suspected to be a low-cost eight-core based smartphone, but Micromax failed in this regard. The rumoured Canvas A240 smartphone is expected to feature a 5-inch display powered by an MT6592 8-core processor which would be unveiled by the end of July

Technology website Gizchina reported: "Taiwan claim that Mediatek's 8-core processor will arrive before the end of this month! The first batch of these new processors will be ready for manufacturers to begin development by the end of July, while Mediatek are preparing full-scale manufacture for November!"

Micromax, the first player in the domestic market to release a budget priced quad-core smartphone, A116 Canvas HD, hopes to recreate history with the upcoming octa-core smartphone as well. Although not much has been said about the device, rumours suggest that it would make its debut around the same time as iPhone 6 launch in September.