Micromax A116 Canvas HD quad core Android 4.1 Jelly Bean announced
Micromax is working on a quad core smartphone, “No shit Sherlock!”. Well, up until now we have only been believing in our beliefs as well as a small statement by Micromax that they are indeed working on a quad core smartphone with a newer Android 4.1 Jelly Bean OS. Wait no longer folks, Micromax has announced their next iteration of their uber popular Canvas series of smartphones (you must have heard of the Micromax A110 Canvas 2 of course!), the Micromax A116 Canvas HD. Well, have a look then!
Micromax A116 Canvas HD
Without any further ado, I present to you the Micromax A116 Canvas HD. Behold!
The phone is a beauty. Clearly, Micromax has improved much on the A110 design with a thinner bezel, as well as losing that Samsung Galaxy S3-ish look as well. Finally, a true identity for this well deserved upcoming smartphone. And after that, aren’t you itching to get a closer look at it’s internal specifications? Well, your wait has been cut short!
Micromax A116 Canvas HD Specifications
- MediaTek MT6589 chipset
- 1.2 GHz quad-core ARM Cortex A7 CPU
- PowerVR SGX544 GPU
- 1 GB of RAM
- 5″ HD (1280 x 720 pixels) IPS (16.7 million colors) display
- 8MP rear camera with LED Flash
- VGA front facing camera
- 4 GB of internal storage
- Up to 32 GB expandable memory via microSD card
- 2,100 mAh battery
- Android 4.1 Jelly Bean OS
Micromax A116 Canvas HD Specifications Review
Based on the specifications, let’s see how well this device really fares.
Chipset & RAM
The quad core ARM Cortex A7 solution is a low power consuming, high efficiency chip which shouldn’t sap the battery while providing ample juice for all your needs. The PoweVR SGX544 GPU is top notch, and gaming will be a brilliant experience on this handset.
We are really glad that the phone comes with 1 GB of RAM. Thank God for that. We won’t be running out of memory soon now!
Design, Battery & OS
If you thought the Micromax A110 looks good, the A116 HD takes it one step higher. You simply don’t expect such a good design from a sub 15k price device, but nonetheless here it is! The 2,100 mAh battery should power the device easily for more than a day.
Micromax is using the newer Android 4.1 Jelly Bean OS. We are truly glad about that part. ICS is losing it’s novelty fast.
Micromax A116 Canvas HD Hands-On
Micromax A116 Canvas HD Price in India & Launch
The Micromax A116 Canvas HD is expected to go on sale in the 1st week of February, 2013. The Canvas HD is the first of the wave of 30 smartphones that Micromax plans for 2013.
The Micromax A116 Canvas HD will most probably have a price tag of Rs. 14,999 which is just brilliant!
Preetam Nath actively follows mobile technology. He has been following computer hardware keenly since 2007, only to start digging more into mobiles ever since the smartphone revolution. Studying his Engineering at MIT Manipal, Preetam devotes most of his time to update himself with the latest happenings in the technology sphere.
21 January, 2013