Micromax on Wednesday announced strategic collaboration with chipmaker MediaTek to launch mid-to-premium 4G LTE smartphones powered by the MT6735 and high-end Helio chipsets, like the Helio X10. The Indian domestic handset maker at the launch also unveiled its latest Canvas Fire 4G smartphone.
The company so far has not revealed pricing and availability details of the handset; though these can be expected to be announced soon.
The new Micromax Canvas Fire 4G smartphone will be powered by a quad-core MediaTek (MT6735) Cortex-A53 processor clocked at 1GHz coupled with 1GB of RAM. It features a 4.5-inch display and will sport a 5-megapixel rear autofocus camera alongside a 2-megapixel front-facing camera.
The Android 5.1 Lollipop-based Canvas Fire 4G supports both LTE bands in India (FDD-LTE 1800MHz Band 3, and TDD-LTE 2300MHz Band 40). The company claims that the handset will support download speed of up to 150Mbps. The Canvas Fire 4G will feature an 8GB of built-in storage with expandable storage support.
Much like Canvas Fire 3 (see above), the Canvas Fire 4G also sports dual front-facing speakers.
Commenting on the launch, Vineet Taneja, CEO, Micromax Informatics said, “We have always endeavoured to offer products based on certain needs of the consumer. Moving forward, we will lead the 4G adoption in the country by converting all our popular value Canvas series to 4G. Canvas Fire 4G is the first in a series of such launches.”
Finbarr Moynihan, General Manager of International Sales, MediaTek said, “With MediaTek’s wide portfolio of LTE products from entry to premium, we have the right business and technology strategy, along with local collaborations to make LTE a reality for Indian consumers. The technology is going to change to higher speeds and networks and MediaTek is pleased to collaborate with Micromax Informatics to deliver a stable and affordable 4G handset experience.”