A 5-inch smartphone for $260? Obviously, its build quality and support are questionable, but at that price you can simply get a new one, instead of watching out for it all the time. Those are some of the attractive sides of the Micromax A116 HD that managed to sell out within hours in India. The quad-core 5-incher sports a MediaTEK MT6589 based on four low-power Cortex-A7 cores. Its performance reaches about that of the dual-core Snapdragon S4, which is still, well, snappy. Other than that, the 5-inch display is a spacious HD IPS panel, there is an 8MP camera, dual-SIM slots and Android 4.1.2.
While the Micromax A116 will likely remain an indian exclusive, we expect cheap models with MediaTek hardware to flood the chinese online retailers.