India’s Micromax will enter the phablet space next month with a device of its own. Dubbed Micromax A120 Canvas HD Pro, it will be released in June, sporting a 5.5-inch full HD (1920×1080 pixels) screen, MediaTek’s quad-core processor, 2GB of RAM and a 13-megapixel camera on the back. It is said that Micromax will offer its phablet for as little as 20,000 INR, which translates into some $385. That’s pretty aggressive pricing that will help the Indian company compete with the likes of Samsung Galaxy Note II.
As I’m writing this, we’ve no information whether Micromax plans to launch the A120 Canvas HD Pro in the West. We would love to see some competition in the phablet space, which is currently dominated by Samsung, with LG slowly getting into the game with its awesome Optimus G Pro.
If Micromax manages to keep the low price point (and does bring this device to the West), phablets could quickly become mainstream. So the question is – would you buy a phablet if it costs less than $400 off contract?