Micromax – the front runner in the Android based budget mobile phones market in India has today announced its all new flagship phone powered by Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean)- Micromax A116 Canvas HD , which is believed to be the successor of very popular A110 Canvas. The company plans to sell this phone below the price tag of Rs.15000 in Indian markets.
The canvas HD sports 8 megapixels primary camera with VGA Front facing camera for video calling via 3G SIM connection as well as with different apps like Skype.
As far as the performance is concerned , there is 1.2 GHz MediaTek MT6589 Quad Core processor along with 4 GB of Internal Storage and 1 GB of RAM.
Let us have a look at the detailed features and specifications of this phone.
Micromax A116 Canvas HD – Features and specs
|Display||Screen Type||HD IPS|
|Screen Size||5 inch|
|Resolution||1280 x 720 pixels|
|3.5 mm Jack||Yes|
|Camera||Primary camera||8 megapixels
|Memory and Processors||Internal Memory||4 GB|
|Expandable External Storage||32 GB with microSD Card|
|CPU (Processor)||1.2 GHz MediaTek MT6589|
|OS||Operating System||Android v4.1 (Jelly Bean)|
Let us look at each and every aspect of this smartphone.
There is 5 inch HD IPS capacitive touchscreen with a resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels. It results in the pixel density around 293.72 PPI , which is very good , at this price. However, we are not sure about the viewing angles and other parameters of display , for this phone.
Micromax is famous for not providing 3G Connectivity in its tablets. However , the same does not goes with the phones. In Canvas HD – A116 , they have provided almost all connectivity options with 3G and WiFi. One thing missing over here is the NFC Connectivity. However one can not expect NFC connectivity for a phone which is priced below Rs.15000.
There is a support for Bluetooth , FM Radio and 3.5 mm Audio Jack.
Canvas HD A116 sports 8 megapixels primary camera with LED Flash . There are no details about the video capture specifications. The front facing camera is VGA , which is generally used for video calling via SIM as well as Skype. However, the VGA front camera is a little bit disappointing.
Performance : RAM , Processor and Storage memory
The processor over here can be a USP for this phone. There is 1.2 GHz MediaTek M6589 Quad Core Processor . This is the first phone from the house of Micromax to have Quad Core Processor. There is 1 GB RAM and 4 GB of storage capacity. The storage can be expanded by microSD card up to 32 GB. This combination of Processor and RAM can provide the way better experience to the users than that of other devices priced in this range.
Micromax A116 Canvas HD is powered with Android v4.1 Jelly Bean , which is one of the latest version of Android currently available as well as used in the market.
As almost all devices from Micromax has support of Google Play Store , it is obvious that this phone will also have a support of Play Store (Android Market).
Overall , the combination of hardware is really seems good . One can expect awesome gaming performance on this device for the games like Asphalt 7 , Temple Run – 1 and Temple Run 2.
Micromax A116 Price and availability
The price of this phone will be below Rs.15000 and it will be made available in the Indian Markets by the company in the First Week of February. So , if you are looking for a smartphone in this price range , you should surely wait for this phone.
How to purchase Micromax Canvas HD A116 in India
At present , the Canvas HD A116 is available online at the official website of Micromax , that is : http://www.micromaxinfo.com/mobiles/smartphones/canvas/A116 , in association with SnapDeal. This phone has got such a tremendous response that all the units have been sold out within hours of releasing it online.
At present , this phone is not available on online shopping retailers like Flipkart , InfiBeam etc.