Jelly Bean-based Micromax A116 Canvas HD announced for February launch

Micromax has added another device to its smartphone portfolio, the A116 Canvas HD. The device will be available from the first week of February and Micromax will start taking pre-orders for the device after Republic Day. Micromax didn’t announce a final p

By Sameer Mitha | Published 31 Jan 2018 11:20 IST
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  • Micromax has announced the next device in its Canvas lineup – the A116 Canvas HD. It boasts of a quad-core processor and a 720p HD 5-inch display.

Jelly Bean-based Micromax A116 Canvas HD announced for February launch
Jelly Bean-based Micromax A116 Canvas HD announced for February launch

Micromax has added another device to its smartphone portfolio, the A116 Canvas HD. The device will be available from the first week of February and Micromax will start taking pre-orders for the device after Republic Day. Micromax didn’t announce a final price for the product but said that it will cost under Rs. 15,000.

In terms of specifications, the A116 Canvas HD is a powerhouse. To start with, it has a 5-inch IPS display with a 1280x720 pixel resolution. Under the hood, it has a 1.2GHz quad-core MediaTek MT 6589 processor along with 1GB of RAM. It also shows off a PowerVR SGX5 GPU. The A116 boasts of dual-SIM capabilities. It has 4GB built-in storage expandable up to 32GB via a microSD card. The rear of the device houses an 8MP camera where as the front has a 0.3MP shooter for video chatting. It also has a 2100mAh battery.

The Micromax A116 Canvas HD smartphone is the first smartphone from Micromax’s stable to run on Android 4.1 Jelly Bean. After launch the device will be upgradable to Android 4.2 JB.

Micromax is also expected to launch 30 smartphones this year and we can expect a significant chink of that to be a part of the Canvas lineup. Apart from access to the Google Play store, the device will come loaded with Micromax’s M!Store, M!Buddy, M!SMS, M!Zone and Hook Up.

The A116 Canvas HD is the successor to the already successful Micromax Canvas 2 A110. The A110 runs on Android 4.0 ICS, has a 5-inch display with a 480x854 pixel resolution, built-in storage of 4GB expandable via a microSD card. Under the hood, it has a dual-core 1GHz processor and 512MB RAM. It has an 8MP rear-facing camera. It also boasts of dual-SIM capabilities. A 2,000mAh battery powers it. You can read our detailed review of the Canvas 2 A110 here.

If February seems like a long time away and you are looking for a smartphone in the Rs. 15,000 price range today, you can take a look at our best smartphones under Rs. 15,000 here.
 

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