Micromax is on a roll in the recent times, and after a good success of the Canvas 2 A110 device, they are now entering the market of 5-inch Android phones with the Canvas HD A116 model priced at Rs. 14999 in the Indian market, and the device is going to come with some powerful specs and a 720p display on the 5-inch screen. The device is just launched, and it is going to be available on their official site from the Valentines Day in the Indian market.
Bettering the earlier versions of Canvas, Micromax Canvas HD has got a 5-inch capacitive touchscreen which will have a screen resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels, and that would be a 16 million clear IPS display with a better graphics output than the earlier devices from Micromax. Internally the phone is going to be powered by the 1.2GHz Quad-core processor supported by 1GB of RAM and the phone would come with the Android Jelly Bean OS out of the box.
Though the great display and a strong processor, Micromax could manage to place a battery with a capacity of 2100 mAh which could have been a better one, but we cannot judge the quality and battery life without a hands-on. It is the Mediatek MT6589 quad core processor that would power the device, and the storage can be expanded to the maximum of 32GB although the internal memory is unconfirmed.
The A116 has got an 8 megapixel camera on the rear side, assisted with an LED flash and having autofocus. The phone would come with the interface having some dedicated Micromax apps such as the M Buddy, M Store, M! SMS, M! Zone and few others apart from the standard Google based applications which are seen in every Android phone.
The main intention of the company is to bring out something affordable into the market, where the users expect to have a device with the large 5-inch screen in their hands, and there are several new phones from different brands which are coming with the 5-inch HD or Full-HD displays but the cost has been always sky-high. We’ll have to see how well does the A116 fare in the market, and whether it would be able to compete with the high-end devices although the earlier devices from Micromax in the recent past have been a good hit and they have extended their hands into the Televisions, Home Theater Systems and Smart TVs.
Do check out for the hands-on review during the first week of February when the device would be available in the market for the price of Rs. 14999.
Specifications of the Micromax Canvas HD A116 include:
- 5-inch capacitive touchscreen with Clear IPS Display
- Screen resolution: 1280 x 720 pixels
- Processor: Mediatek MT6589 quad core processor with 1.2GHz speed
- RAM: 1GB
- Battery: 2100 mAh
- OS: Android 4.1 Jelly Bean
- Rear camera: 8-megapixel with Autofocus, LED Flash
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