Mediatek released their first 6-core or hexa-core chipset this year, being a great compromise between processing power and energy efficiency, sitting nicely in between the MT6581 and the MT6592. The chipset is based on 6 ARM Cortex A7 cores clocked at up to 1.5GHz and a Mali 450 GPU. Unfortunately Mediatek had a hard time finding customers for the chipset. But now it seems like things are getting easier, as more and more manufacturers start to adopt the MT6591 in their new products.
The next manufacturer doing doesn’t come from China, but from India this time. Of course it is Micromax with the all new A190 which has been announced via Twitter. The Micromax A190 will be a 5-inch 720p phone based on the aforementioned chipset, and combined with 1GB of RAM, 8GB of internal memory, a micro SD expansion slot and 8 mega pixel rear and 2 mega pixel front cameras. The “juice of life” every electronic device needs is provided by a 2,000mAh battery. The operating system used is Android 4.4.2 KitKat – finally this seems to become the norm.
The Micromax A190 will be available with color options being black and white. It will retail for about 250 bucks.