Micromax is gearing up to launch a new version of its Canvas A1 phone (Android One). Already listed on its official website, the new Canvas A1 (AQ4502) comes with 8GB built-in storage. The phone is available on an e-commerce website for Rs. 6,039. The Android One version (AQ4501) featured 4GB built-in storage.
The new Micromax Canvas A1 AQ4502 has a 4.5-inch (480x854 pixels) IPS FWVGA display. The phone runs Android Lollipop and is powered by a 1.3GHz quad-core MediaTek processor along with 1GB of RAM. It comes with expandable storage support via microSD card (up to 32GB). The Canvas A1 sports a 5MP rear camera with LED flash and 2MP front-facing camera. For connectivity, the phone supports Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS, GPRS/ EDGE, 3G. It is powered by a 1700mAh battery. The Canvas A1 AQ4502 is available via eBay for 6,039. Micromax is touting the smartphone as a refresh version with Android One support.
As said above, the AQ4502 is a new version of Micromax's Android One phone. Micromax had launched the phone in partnership with Google. However, the Android One phones didn't take off in India, though it triggered a competition in the sub-7k smartphone segment. The likes of Xiaomi, Motorola and Asus are already targeting the segment. Micromax, already a strong brand in the budget smartphone segment, has launched a few phones such as the Unite 2 and Canvas Spark under Rs. 7,000.