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.
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