Micromax Canvas Knight Cameo A290 debuts online with true octa core CPU

By | August 16, 2014

Micromax has made an addition to the Canvas Knight family in the form of Micromax Canvas Knight Cameo A290 which has been launched online recently on shopping portals ebay and Snapdeal. This smartphone is available for Rs. 12,299 on ebay and Rs. 11,490 on Snapdeal. At the same time this phone has also been listed on the official Micromax website without a price tag. What makes this smartphone special is that it comes with TRU octa core processor and runs on Android Kitkat 4.4.2.

Like many mid range android smartphones Micromax Canvas Knight Cameo appears to be influenced by iPhone as far as design department is concerned. Taking a cue from HTC’s blinkfeed, Micromax has come out with Quick look feature which assembles all social media updates and weather updates on a single screen.MIcromax Canvas Knight Cameo A290

This smartphone carries decent tech specs on paper which includes a 1.4 GHz MediaTek TRU octa core MT6492M processor which is backed up with 1 GB of RAM. It has 8 GB of on board ROM which could be upgraded up to 32 GB using microSD cards. It features a 4.7 inch HD IPS display which comes with a resolution of 1280×720 pixels and hence delivers a pixel density of 312 ppi.

Micromax Canvas Knight Cameo A290 delivers decent performance as far as camera is concerned with an 8 megapixel auto focus rear camera and a 5 megapixel front facing camera for decent selfies. Its camera comes with a selfie mode which allows one to capture selfies with the flick of a finger. It boasts of all connectivity options like 3G, GPRS/EDGE, Wi-Fi, GPS/AGPS, Bluetooth and Micro-USB.

Canvas Knight Cameo is a dual SIM device which offers dual standby functionality and comes power packed with a 2,000 mAh battery which is rated to deliver 7 hours of talk time and 180 hours of stand by time. Some of the applications which comes pre loaded on this device are M! Games, M! Skin, M! Insurance, M! Security, M! Live, MAd and Opera Mini, Games (Zombie smasher, Bounce ball, bubble X Slice), Kingsoft, BMS, clean master, Games club, Getit, Hike, Swift key and True Caller.

Micromax Canvas Knight Cameo A290 Key Specifications:

  • OS: Android 4.4.2 KitKat
  • CPU: 1.4GHz octa core MT6592M chip
  • Memory: 8GB ROM, 1GB RAM, 32GB expandability
  • Display: 4.7-inch 1280 x 720p IPS touchscreen
  • Camera: 8MP main snapper, 5MP front lens
  • Battery: 2000mAh battery, 7 hours talk time
  • Pixel Density: 312 pixels per inch
  • Colors: Black, white and gold or black and gold