Micromax A116 Canvas HD: A quad-core phone under 15k?


Micromax has just announced launch of its latest superphone – the Micromax A116 Canvas HD. According to news reports, this phone has a quad-core processor with a price tag of less than Rs. 15,000/-!


That is really a big deal, and something that will probably create lot of problems to Samsung, HTC and likes. Similar specification phones from them are nearly double the price range.

The Micromax A116 Canvas HD is expected to launch in the first week of February!

Micromax A116 Canvas HD Specifications

  • 1.2 GHz Quad Core Processor (Mediatek MT6589 quad core processor)
  • 1 GB RAM
  • 5 ” Full HD Display
  • Screen resolution of 1280 x 720
  • 16 million colour IPS Display
  • Android 4.1 Jelly Bean
  • 2100 mAH Battery

Micromax’s 2 recent canvas series super phones, the A100 and A110 have been a huge success and have been flying off-the-shelf. The reason is plain and simple.

Higher specification at lowest costs.

The A110 was the first 5 inch phone that came in with a dual-core processor and 5 inch IPS display and that too around Rs. 10k range which made it possible for masses to jump the smartphone bandwagon without burning their pockets.

Now with launch of Micromax A116 Canvas HD, they are going one step ahead and taking on the super-high end phones. Except for Nexus 4, which is currently not available in Indian market, all other quad core phones are above Rs. 30,000 price range.

Getting same specifications for less than half the price is mouth-watering to say the least.

With A116, many consumers may even ditch their existing phones to experience the quad-core power on a smartphone.

We will update readers with further details as they arrive!

[hat-tip: @nirmaltv]

  1. Pradeep says

    I haven’t used a MMx before. How is the quality & durability ?

    1. Arun Prabhudesai says

      @pradeep like I have said before, it is a value for money phone… yes, the build quality might be slightly lower than that of Samsung or HTC or Sony… but the point is…for the cost at which these phones come, they are a steal. Also, who needs phones like Nokia that last forever? you will obviously be looking at new phones 18 to 24 months down the line…so MMX works out quite well… They are sure to last for 2-3 years easily without an issue…

  2. Sean says

    Galaxy Grand is charging more for a phone with less features and hardware than A116. I am just assuming how micromax is being to provide phones at such low price.

  3. Thejus says

    People, please go to other sources. While high end phones use architecture 9 quad core, which is relatively new form of architecture, micromax uses quad core architecture 7 which is quite old. Still, I may buy the phone!

    1. Arun Prabhudesai says

      Dear Thejus – you are right, but a quad core is quad core and it uses the latest mediatek processor, which was launched quite recently. The reason, why Micromax can price it so low is because it is not using the latest and the greatest architecture…

  4. Shiv says

    Wow..this is indeed some good news for people who can’t afford the current quad-core phones. I’ve never used a MMX mobile before, I hope the parts used in the mobile are of good quality.

  5. Prashant Mohta says

    one question , does it have a gpu ? if not then it is still not there .

    1. Arun Prabhudesai says

      @prashant mohta – The details are still sketchy and I dont have the information if it has GPU or not. We will update you as soon as we get to know the confirmed information. I suspect that it has!

      1. Prashant Mohta says

        Yea it probably does …

    2. Jeet Suthar says

      @Prashant Mohta – Yes, it has. PowerVR Series5XT GPU.

      1. Sean says

        Yup, it’s GPU is quiet powerful and capable of playing Full HD videos and movies. it can also record 1080p videos.

  6. sahil says

    MicroMax is really shaking the mobile market, Samsung and Sony is going to launch Quad Core Phones in range of ~35K and Micromax in ~15K

    What a difference. :)

    1. Arun Prabhudesai says

      There is no doubt that Micromax has now become a serious phone to reckon with… And, think about it…when millions of Indians will have quad-core power in their hands, how it will change the mobile / tech scenario in India.

      I am really excited to say the least…

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