Micromax's first Windows Phones might launch in India next week

A new report claims Micromax is slated to launch its first two Windows Phone 8.1 devices in its native India next week, perhaps as early as Monday.

The Times of India, citing unnamed sources, claims one of the devices will cost between 10,000 and 11,000 Indian Rupees ($167-$184) while the other will cost between 6,000 and 7,000 rupees ($100-$117). If true, this would mean both products will be on the lower end of the hardware scale.

Both devices will be released under the company's Canvas branding. The report claims that Micromax may be developing a higher end Windows Phone device, with a 5-inch screen and a Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor, but adds that device is not expected to be among the two smartphones Micromax will announce next week.

Micromax was confirmed as one of several new hardware partners for Windows Phone during Microsoft's BUILD 2014 conference in April. The company also announced in January at CES 2014 plans to release the LapTab, a tablet that would run on both Windows and Android. However, there's been no updates as to the status of that product since CES.

UPDATE: We'll be there at the Micromax's press conference in New Delhi on Monday, and will bring you all the updates. Stay tuned.

Source: Times of India, Thanks to all for the tips!