India's most popular indigenous smartphone maker, Micromax, is reportedly planning to unveil a new phablet soon.

Tech blog citing sources has revealed that Micromax is expected to announce a mammoth 5.7-inch smartphone dubbed A240 probably by next week. It claims that the big-screen handset would boast of an HD 1280x720p resolution display and run on Android v4.2 Jelly Bean OS powered by MediaTek based quad-core processor with 1GB RAM and 16GB inbuilt memory.

The phablet is expected to house a 12.0-megapixel camera on the rear side and a 5.0-megapixel secondary camera on the front. Other stipulated features include vertical panorama snapshot options, video pinning to home screen support, smart pause and also include gesture control based features - flip to mute.The Micromax A240 may be priced around ₹18,000. 

Micromax is also expected to launch the second generation Canvas Doodle 2 handset in the coming days.  

Over a week ago, Micromax was in a bit of turmoil as its co-owner Rajesh Agarwal was arrested on charges of bribery allegations in New Delhi. Since then, the company has disbanded Agarwal's official position from Micromax.  

Rumoured specifications of Micromax A240:

Model Micromax A240
Display 5.7-inch screen with HD 720p resolution
OS Android v4.2 Jelly Bean
Processor MediaTek based quad-core processor with 1.2GHz CPU speed (chipset type: MT6589)
Storage capacity 16GB
Camera Main: 12.0-megapixel cameraFront: 5.0-megapixel camera
Battery 2,600 mAh
Add-ons Vertical panorama options, video-pinning to home screen, gesture based controls like 'flip to mute', smart pause
Price ₹18,000/-