Cyanogenmod powered Micromax phone rumors say it's going to be a powerful phablet

Cyanogenmod powered Micromax phone rumors say it's going to be a powerful phablet
A couple of weeks ago, we heard about Cyanogen Inc. partnering up with India's largest phone OEM – Micromax, in order to help deliver a Cyanogenmod powered device to the market, much like it did with Oppo and OnePlus before. The move comes in the wake of Google pushing its own Android One program in the country, which aims to assist manufacturers in creating affordable, mid-class devices.

Well, today, we hear some more whispers about the alleged device. It is said to be named "Micromax Canvas 5" and will sport a 5" screen. Additional specs are claimed to be an octa-core MediaTek CPU, 2 GB of ram, 16 GB of internal storage, a microSD card slot, and an impressive 18 MP camera.

The CM mod that's going to run the show will be custom-built for the device on top of Android 4.4.4 Kit-Kat. Unfortunately, details, such as CPU clock and battery capacity, are yet veiled in mystery, but the price tag is said to be below $360.

source: BGR via GSMDome

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15 Comments

1. Vinayakn73

Posts: 207; Member since: Oct 05, 2011

Such competition is much needed IMO. So it would prevent other manufacturers like samsung, sony, htc to sell low specs product at high price. I hv noticed many times when samsung use videocore processor in its mobile it doesn't even metion its name only you will find on box is 1.2 ghz dual core processor that's it.

3. shuaibhere

Posts: 1986; Member since: Jul 07, 2012

But micromax is basically cheap chinese phones with micromax brand... Well known chinese OEMs like xiaomi , huwaei offer more better value for the money.... Moto too is doing good with moto g and e... I hope one day indian OEMs will manufacture or atleast design their smartphones on own...

9. techspace

Posts: 1037; Member since: Sep 03, 2012

They have started manufacturing in India. I don't know about designing because many Indians are busy running the American companies.

2. mittalmailbox

Posts: 52; Member since: Feb 14, 2012

Day is not far when device makers will give us only hardware and we will have option to install any OS.

4. Tritinum

Posts: 471; Member since: May 06, 2014

not happening ever with ios

10. jaytai0106

Posts: 1888; Member since: Mar 30, 2011

Not happening with iOS? remember the day that Steve Jobs said Apple would never produce large phone? yeah... that never happened.

12. Suo.Eno

Posts: 556; Member since: Feb 17, 2013

Getting a large phone out and letting iOS installs on non-Apple sanctioned devices are night and day diff buddy...

11. techspace

Posts: 1037; Member since: Sep 03, 2012

It's not impossible, it's already happening in the PC market...we can install windows on the mac.

14. anirudhshirsat97

Posts: 408; Member since: May 24, 2011

Also, hackintosh.

7. PorkyBurger

Posts: 585; Member since: May 18, 2013

won't developers that day be like doomed? don't count on great optimization then, but i'm just saying. :o like, there could be a lot of hardware varieties for every OS out there, and developers would need to optimize the apps for them, and i think it won't be that easy... :(

8. PorkyBurger

Posts: 585; Member since: May 18, 2013

whatever, im lost. :D

5. Mfa901

Posts: 291; Member since: Jul 14, 2012

good move by micromax....

6. greenelektron

Posts: 537; Member since: Sep 10, 2014

IMO all re-branders should do this.

15. NokiaFTW

Posts: 2072; Member since: Oct 24, 2012

Micromax isn't a rebrander. Get some proper info dude. They have their own factory in Haryana, a north Indian state. Hence they're called an OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturer).

13. gigaraga

Posts: 1454; Member since: Mar 29, 2013

5" isn't a phablet. And it doesn't sound particularly powerful either.

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