Micromax Announces A116 Canvas HD – Jelly Bean, Quad-core, Rs. 15,000

Micromax has been making quite a few headlines in the country already, and in trying to keep up with OEMs like Samsung, LG etc, the company has gone ahead and announced a quad-core phone, named the A116 Canvas HD. If that excites you, wait for more specs.

Micromax A116 Canvas HD

The Canvas HD comes with Jelly Bean out of the box, and a 5″ IPS LCD display of HD resolution. There is an 8 MP snapper on the back, and a front-facing VGA camera. The processor is a quad-core Cortex-A7 CPU, MediaTek MT6589, and the GPU is a PowerVR  SGX544.

  • Android 4.1 Jelly Bean
  • 5.0″ IPS LCD display of HD resolution (1280×720 pixels), ~249 PPI
  • 1.2 GHz Quad-core MediaTek MT6589 CPU, PowerVR SGX 544 GPU
  • 8 MP main camera, LED flash, front facing VGA camera
  • 1 GB RAM, 4 GB internal memory, expandable with a microSD card
  • Wi-Fi b/g/n, Bluetooth, GPS
  • 2100 mAh battery
  • Launch price – Rs. 15,000 (~$280), Availability – early February.

That is a very aggressive price. Not only are the specs great for that price, they’re actually a steal. I’m not sure if Micromax will be making any profits off of the Canvas HD, but it’s going to sell loads.

What one should be wary about, though, is the after-sales service. I’ve heard people being asked by the Micromax care centers to wait for a month even for small hardware issues.