Indian handset manufacturer Micromax recently announced it has expanded its Android portfolio with a new device, the Superfone A50 Ninja.
As the name suggests, this is part of the larger Superfone
family of handsets, though we’re not sure why it has been tagged with the Ninja name as well.
For those unfamiliar with the Indian market, Micromax is the 12th largest handset manufacturer in the world, according to Global Handset Vendor Market share report from Strategy Analytics.
Aside from the fact that the A50 Ninja will be available for purchase for just Rs 4,999 (95 USD or 70 EUR) outright, the smartphone is said to feature an Artificial Intelligence Speech Handset Assistant.
According to Micromax, this is some sport of Siri competitor, which has been especially developed for the Indian market. Dubbed “AISHA,” this tool provides intelligent and immediate responses, Micromax claims.
With the help of “AISHA,” users can initiate a Google search, view stock market details, check phone status, movie reviews, make calls, read news of desired locations, read horoscopes, make language translations, as well as view recipes.
In addition, this tool makes user’s life easier and helps them check their missed calls, send messages, see date and time, weather conditions, and more. Users can also update their status on Facebook and Twitter.
Micromax Superfone A50 Ninja is powered by Android version 2.3.6 Gingerbread operating system and packs a 650 MHz single-core processor.
It appears that the device provides quick access to more than 450,000 apps via Google Play store, though it’s a bit unclear for the moment.
Furthermore, the smartphone sports a decent 3.1-inch capacitive touchscreen display, and a mediocre 2-megapixel photo snapper on the back.
Another selling point of the Android phone might be the dual SIM
capability, which is among the most required features in India.