Last month, Microsoft in its bid to expand the growth of Windows OS powered devices in India, announced to wave-off software license fees to Indian smartphone vendors. Now the deal seems to be on the verge of fruition with the domestic branded Micromax Windows phone is reportedly on its way to the market.
A tipster going by his Twitter handle, Leakster Inc has revealed the key specifications of the alleged Micromax Windows Phone OS based smartphone.
The upcoming phone is said to boast a 5.0-inch full HD screen and run on the latest Windows Phone OS v8.1, backed by 2GB RAM, 16 GB inbuilt memory (expandable up to 64 GB) and 2,600 mAh battery.
Micromax Windows 8.1 Phone + Snapdragon 800 phone= July 2014.
— Leakster Inc. (@LeaksterInc) May 29, 2014
It is interesting to know that the Micromax is reportedly using the industry leader Qualcomm's super-fast Snapdragon 800 series CPU in the upcoming phone, not MediaTek based low-cost chipset, which the company usually uses in almost all the smartphones.
The phone is also said to house a 13.0-megapixel camera primary camera and a 5.0-megapixel camera on the front side for video chatting.
Microsoft's new OS v8.1 bring in voice-assistant 'Cortana' similar to Siri of Apple iOS and Google Now launcher in Android OS, where-in user can perform touch-less smartphone operation just by dictating commands to perform functions like replying to a text message without having to touch the screen. The phone would also automatically read out the text messages to the user, while in driving mode. The feature intuitively learns user's behaviour and pattern by storing information (with permission), and recommends suggestion specifically tailored for the phone owner.
The tipster adds that the Micromax's forthcoming Windows smartphone would be launched in July with price-ranging between ₹23,000 and ₹25,000.
As of now, Micromax is yet to respond to the rumours twirling in the Internet, until the company comes out and clear the air over the speculations, the report will remain as pure speculations.
If the rumours do come true, Micromax will have a new platform (other than Android OS) to increase its devices' portfolio in the burgeoning Indian handset business arena, which is world's third biggest smartphone market.
In January this year, the company launched the duel boot tablet dubbed as Lap Tab, which runs on both Android Jelly Bean OS and also Windows v8.1.
In related news, Micromax is making major restructuring in the higher-rungs of the firm, earlier this week, company appointed Vineet Taneja (former Samsung Mobile India Chief) as their new CEO and is in talks with two ex-Airtel senior executives Sanjay Kapoor and Badal Bagri to incorporate them as their new chairman and chief financial officer respectively.