Another $100 KitKat phone sees a launch as Micromax announces the Canvas Fire


Its been a flurry of KitKat phones in India of late, with budget manufacturers shifting focus from high-end hardware to newer software.

Earlier today, Micromax, one of the most popular smartphone makers in India, announced the Canvas Fire A093 smartphone for 6,299 INR ($105). As the headline reads, the device comes with Android v4.4 KitKat, which is getting increasingly popular by the day.

Specifications

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  • 4-inch 800 x 480p display
  • 1.3GHz quad-core CPU
  • 512MB RAM
  • 4GB on-board ROM
  • 5 mega-pixel rear, VGA front camera
  • 1750mAh battery
  • Android v4.4 KitKat

The device borrows some design elements from its much more expensive cousin, the Micromax Canvas Knight. It also features gold-coloured edges to attract the bling lover in you, all at a very attractive price point. A 4-inch screen, a 1.3GHz quad-core CPU and 512MB RAM are what make up for most of the phone, which should attract a lot of competition from other homegrown makers.

Most manufacturers in India seem to have taken offence from Motorola’s budget launches in the Moto G and Moto E, and have been trying hard to eliminate the competition from the now-Lenovo owned subsidiary since.

The Micromax Canvas Fire A093 is available via leading e-commerce portals in India for 6,299 INR.

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5 Comments

  1. lollo
    July 10, 2014

    4-inch 800 x 480p display
    1.3GHz quad-core CPU
    512MB RAM

    what a retarded combination, they could’ve just gone with the mtk 6572 and 1gb to power the wvga display and still maintain the price point. these chinese odm’s are jsut plain stuid. tech blogs aren’t helping at all, with all that quadcore hype.

    • thesniper321
      July 10, 2014

      you can’t read?? what don’t you understand in “one the of the most popular smartphone makers in INDIA”

      • iANDROID8.1
        July 11, 2014

        ^indian detected

  2. PresidentPutin
    July 10, 2014

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  3. rajnish kumar
    July 11, 2014

    Hi Yash, Need Ur help buddy.
    I am planning to buy MI3 this 15 but listening to the rumors of MI4, i am getting second thought.
    What time according to you will MI4 be available if it gets launched this 22nd?

    Please respond.