Micromax launches A116 Canvas HD with Android 4.1, 1.2GHz quad-core processor

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After launching the Micromax Superfone Canvas A100 and Micromax Superfone Canvas 2 A110, the Indian handset maker has now introduced the A116 Canvas HD.

The Micromax A116 Canvas HD is powered by MediaTek's MT6589 1.2 GHz quad-core processor and will run on Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean). It packs in a 2100mAh battery. Micromax Canvas HD come with 5-inch HD IPS screen that supports HD resolution (1280x720) and a colour depth of 16.7 million. This smartphone is expected to be available in the market in the first week of February. The company has not disclosed the exact price for this device but has indicated that it will be retail for under Rs. 15,000.

The smartphone comes with an 8-megapixel rear camera with LED flash and 4X zoom. There is a VGA front camera on-board. Other features of the smartphone include 1GB RAM and 4GB of internal storage, which can be expanded to up to 32GB via microSD card.

Commenting on the launch and association with MediaTek, Deepak Mehrotra, Chief Executive Officer, Micromax said, "At Micromax, we constantly strive to innovate and develop great technological experiences for our consumers. Today's launch marks our association with MediaTek to bring forth our first quad core phone in this segment, offering consumers a great user experience with latest features and added functionality." He further added, "We are excited with the success of Canvas 2, which has clearly established Micromax as number one player in the new 5-inch phablet category in India. We are looking forward to similar success with the new phone being unveiled today."

Speaking at the occasion, Finbarr Moynihan, General Manager - Business Development at MediaTek, said, "In less than 2 years of launching our first smartphone chipset, MediaTek's shipments in this category have grown more than ten times, with 110 million units in 2012. As the world's first commercialized quad-core Cortex-A7 SoC, the MT6589 is an innovative solution that accelerates product development, simplifies differentiation, and offers the best possible experience that mid to high-end smart device owners desire. Micromax shares our core philosophy of pushing the bar on innovation and bringing it within the reach of the masses."

Micromax A116 Canvas HD key specifications

  • 5-inch (1280 x 720 pixels) HD IPS display
  • 1.2 GHz quad-core MediaTek MT6589 processor
  • 1GB RAM
  • 4GB internal memory, expandable up to 32GB
  • 8-megapixel rear camera
  • VGA front camera
  • 2100 mAh battery
  • Android 4.1

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