The latest buzz in the smartphone arena is all about the octa-core chipsets and the smartphones using them and we call then actual core Smartphone. Understanding this new trend in the industry, the chip makers are coming up with many such chipsets and the phone makers are announcing more and more smartphones with such processors in them. Besides the premium handsets, even the budget devices are featuring octa-core processors these days in order to cater to the needs of the consumers who like to experience advancements without burning a hole in their pockets. Today, we have come with a lineup of six smartphones that are driven by octa-core processors in the sub Rs 20,000 price range.
Samsung brought octa-core smartphones to the limelight with the launch of the Exynos variant of the Galaxy S4. The Samsung Galaxy Note 3 followed suit, and the recent launch of Samsung Galaxy S5 did continued the same trend.
Late last year, MediaTek unveiled what it called “the world’s first Octa-Core” processor, an obvious dig at the Samsung Galaxy S4, which has only four active cores at a time. This enabled budget smartphone manufacturers to launch their own octa-core smartphones. While the jury is still out on whether these phones offer a real performance advantage & here are Top Octa-Core Smartphones you can buy today without burning a hole in your pocket.
Check out the details of latest and upcoming Top Octa-Core Smartphones:-
1. Intex Aqua Octa
The Intex Aqua Octa is a dual-SIM (GSM+GSM) device which runs Android 4.2 Jelly Bean. It comes with a 6-inch (720×1280 pixels) HD OGS (One-Glass Solution) IPS display. The Intex Aqua Octa is powered by the MediaTek’s much-touted MT6592 octa-core chipset clocked at 1.7GHz with 2GB of RAM.
The highlight of the Micromax Canvas Knight is its octa-core MediaTek (MT6592T) processor clocked at 2GHz, coupled with 2GB of RAM. The Canvas Knight offers dual-SIM (both Micro-SIMs) support and runs Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean out-of-the-box. It comes with a 5-inch (1080×1920 pixels) full-HD IPS display with a pixel density of 443ppi.
The Canvas Knight comes with 32GB of inbuilt storage, which is non-expandable. It sports a 16-megapixel rear camera with OmniVision CameraChip sensor and M8 Largan Lens, while there is a secondary 8-megapixel front-facing camera.
3. Gionee Elife E7 Mini
The Gionee Elife E7 Mini runs Android 4.2 Jelly Bean with the company’s custom Amigo 2.0 UI layer on top. It comes with 4.7-inch IPS IGZO display with a 720×1280 pixels resolution. The Gionee Elife E7 Mini is powered by a 1.7GHz octa-core Mediatek MT6592 processor alongside a Mali 450MP4 GPU and 1GB of RAM. It is available for Rs.19,500.
4. WickedLeak Wammy Passion X
The WickedLeak Wammy Passion X was launched at Rs. 22,500 but is now available for Rs. 18,500. It is powered by a MediaTek (MTK6592) processor clocked at 1.7GHz and runs on Android 4.2 out-of-the-box. It is a ‘water-resistant’ phone that comes with ‘super hydrophobic’ coating, offering protection for components if the phone is exposed to water or any water-based liquid for up to 30 minutes.
5. Karbonn Titanium Octane
The Karbonn Titanium Octane features a 5-inch HD IPS display, and runs on a 1.7GHz octa-core MediaTek MT6592 processor with 1GB of RAM. It features a 13-megapixel rear camera and a 5-megapixel front-facing camera. The smartphone is expected to be available later this month for Rs. 14,490.
6. Karbonn Titanium Octane Plus
The Karbonn Titanium Octane Plus features a 5-inch full-HD (1080×1920 pixel) IPS display, and runs on the 1.7GHz MediaTek MT6592 octa-core processor, however, with 2GB of RAM. It features a 16-megapixel autofocus rear camera with an 8-megapixel front-facing camera. The smartphone is expected to be available later this month for Rs. 17,990.
Basically, the octa core chips incorporate eight cores in total and are easily capable of offering powerful multitasking experience to the Android users. And while smartphone makers like Micromax and Intex have already started incorporating these chips by offering such devices at a much lower cost, compared to the high-end category, not all are worth your time or money. So here we take a look at the Top Octa-Core Smartphones that are currently available in the India market.