Micromax Canvas HD A116 To Be Available Online From Tomorrow For ₹13,990

Micromax, India’s leading handset manufacturer which has supposedly sold more Android phones than Samsung last year is all set for a new launch. After the huge success of Microamx Canvas 2 A110, the company had announced that it will launch the Canvas HD soon. The Micromax Canvas HD will be more powerful than its predecessor sporting a Quad Core processor clocked at a frequency of 1.2 GHz.

Micromax Canvas HD

An email from Micromax arrived at our inbox few minutes back informing us about the features of the device and it’s release date that is tomorrow.

The email said:


Micromax, India’s leading handset manufacture today announced the beginning of online sales for their first quad core processor phone –A116 Canvas HD. Priced at Rs. 13,990/-, customers can now purchase a device for themselves at www.micromaxinfo.com. The phone will be currently sold exclusively online with a delivery timeline of 5-7 working days starting 14th  February 2013.

Designed for comfort and convenience, the Canvas HD is powered by MediaTek’s MT6589 1.2 GHz quad core processor and run on Android Jelly Bean. With an HD IPS screen with a HD resolution of 1280×720 and a color depth of 16.7 million, the phone comes with superb graphics and HD viewing experience. Supported by a 2000mAh battery, it is the ideal phone for the young generation who is always on the lookout for better, faster and savvier smart phones on the go!

The Canvas HD promises superior quality graphics, multi-tasking and improved application performance. The phone sports an 8MP rear camera with LED flash and multiple camera settings such as night mode, 4X zoom – to further enhance the superiority of the memorable moments. 3G enabled A116 will help users in faster browsing, downloading attachments and watching streaming videos with excellent quality. The users can download HD quality videos and watch them on their phone without compromising with the quality. Users now can get to keep all their downloaded music by storing them in the phone’s external memory which is expandable up to 32GB.


To sum up the features:

  • 5 inch full touch display
  • Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean)
  • 1.2 GHz Quad Core processor
  • 2100 mAh battery.
  • 8 MP rear camera with autofocus
  • Download speed up to 21 Mbps and upload speed up to 11 Mbps
  • HD Screen resolution 1280×720
  • Color depth of 16.7 million

As the phone will only be available online, you can order it tomorrow for ₹13,990 and expect the phone at your door-step within 5 to 7 working days.

Looks promising to me except the fact that it will be available only in India and there are very less chances that Mircromax will open up stores worldwide at the moment.

My verdict: Go for it if you don’t mind staying with the same stock interface and expect no development. There are hardly any custom ROMs for Micromax devices when compared to Sony,Samsung, HTC and LG smartphones. The most important factor behind high sales of Micromax devices is low cost!

What’s your take on this, folks?

Thanks, Andre