After the success of A110 Canvas 2 in the Indian market, Micromax has now announced another Canvas series smartphone today. Dubbed as A116 Canvas HD, the smartphone comes with 5-inch 1280x720p IPS display.
The display on A116 is not the only improvement over A110, but Micromax has also packed a 1.2GHz MediaTek quad-core processor in the smartphone. The Canvas HD also comes with 8MP rear camera, Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, dual-SIM support, 4GB of internal storage, 1GB RAM, front camera, 2100 mAh battery and the usual connectivity options.
Micromax has revealed that A116 Canvas HD will go on sale starting first week of February for a price-tag under INR 15,000, but did not disclose the exact pricing.
At the launch of A116 Canvas HD, Micromax announced that it is the market leader in phablets category in the country with over 198.1K shipments in the last three months and also the latest buyer of MediaTek chipsets worldwide. Company also stated that it plans to launch 30 smartphones this year and considering company’s record until now, all of them will be running Android.
“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. We are excited with the success of Canvas 2, which has clearly established Micromax as number one player in the new 5” phablet category in India. We are looking forward to similar success with the new phone being unveiled today,” Deepak Mehrotra, Chief Executive Officer, Micromax said.