Micromax A116 Canvas HD Now Available! See Specs and Details
Published on January 23rd, 2013
Micromax has recently released their latest flagship android smartphone, the Micromax A116 Canvas HD. And like its predecessor the A110 Canvas HD, this 5-inch Android phone is expected to become more popular than the previous.
The Micromax A116 Canvas HD is a Jelly Bean Android smartphone, with a huge 5-inch IPS display, an 8 megapixel rear camera, dual SIM functionality and a Quad Core Cortex A7 processor clocked at 1.2GHz. This phone is expected to be the next most popular smartphone than its predecessor, the A110. Why? Perhaps the main reason is its price. Micromax is offering more specs and features for a lesser price. See complete specifications below.
Micromax A116 Canvas HD Specifications
Network: 2G and 3G
Display: 5-inch IPS LCD capacitive, 720×1280 pixel resolution at 294 pixels per inch
Operating System: Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, upgradable to 4.2
Processor: 1.2GHz Quad Core Cortex A7
Chipset: MTK MT6589
GPU: PowerVR Series 5XT
Memory: 1GB RAM
Storage: 4GB internal storage
Expansion: microSD up to 32GB
Rear Camera: 8 Megapixels at 3264×2448, AF, LED
Front Camera: VGA
GPRS, EDGE, Bluetooth 3.0, micro USB 2.0
HSDPA 42Mbps, HSUPA 5,76 Mbps
WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, WiFi hotspot
HTML5, Java, FM Radio
GPS with A-GPS
Battery: Li-Ion 2100 mAh
Price and Availability
The Micromax A116 Canvas HD is said to have an SRP of only $279 USD or Rs. 15,000. Very affordable compared to other 5-inch Android phones. It is expected to become available first in India, first week of February. And perhaps a weeks later or month after on other regions.
The Possibility of Rebranding the A116
Like the previous A110, their is a possibility that the Micromax A116 Canvas HD will also be re-branded, carrying a local brand name, and will be sold in Philippines with a competitive price. We didn’t have a Micromax A110, but locally there is a similar device which is the MyPhone A919. Although this possibility of rebranding is not confirmed, still it’s just a possibility. If ever this device will reach the Philippines, whether re-brand or not, it might be priced at around Php 11,000.