Micromax Canvas 5 May Ship with CyanogenMod

Micromax Canvas 5 May Ship with CyanogenMod

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Update: It appears as if the source of our report has been called into question. Cyanogen, Inc. was unable to provide a comment, leading us to question the original sourced report by Droid Goblin.

Two weeks ago, we talked about how Cyanogen, Inc. was entering the Indian market teamed up with Micromax. Users should expect to see the resultant device this year, but the model and hardware specification have remained unknown, until now of course.

According to Droid Goblin, CyanogenMod will be used as a default firmware in the as of yet announced Micromax Canvas 5. The newest 5-inch Full HD smarthone from one of leading Indian vendors will be powered by a new Mediatek MT67xx octa-core SoC. The device will be supplemented by 2 gigs of RAM and 16 gigs of internal storage. If you find the internal storage to be too small, you can expand it with a microSD card. CyanogenMod, as an open-source project, cares about GPL, so we should expect a fully buildable kernel source. That’s good news for all of you kernel tweakers and aftermarket developers.

Micromax Canvas will have a solid aluminum body similar to 4+’s casing. To complete the specifications list, we have to mention an 18-megapixel camera and selfie-prepared 5-megapixel front shooter.

The upcoming device will run Android 4.4.4, probably in CyanogenMod 11S flavor, out of the box. It’s retail price is set to the Rs. 22,000 which is roughly $358–quite a good deal as for the top tier device. The exact date of release remains unknown, but for sure you will be able to put your hands on this beast before the end of the year.

[via Droid Goblin]