Micromax Takes On Samsung: Launches Quad Core A116 Canvas HD Phablet

The smartphone series retains its USP of Dual-SIM support and 5-inch screen at a low price.


The Micromax A116 Canvas HD smartphone has been launched in India. It improves upon the preceding A110 with a quad-core processor, 1280x720 pixel HD resolution display and Jelly Bean (Android OS 4.1). Its USP remains the same - 5" screen with dual-SIM capability.

The A116 Canvas HD was launched just yesterday, a day before the launch of the Samsung Galaxy Grand. Micromax seems to be taking the Korean giant head-on. The Galaxy Grand''s pricing will determine how this budget phablet battle takes course. 

Technical specifications of this smartphone are:

  • 5-inch IPS screen, HD display of 1280x720 pixels with 294 ppi density.
  • 1.2 GHz Quad core processor (MediaTek MT6589).
  • 5XT PowerVR series GPU.
  • Android 4.1 Jellybean operating system.
  • Dual-SIM support.
  • 8MP rear camera, with Night Mode and 4X Zoom.
  • VGA front camera.
  • 1 GB RAM.
  • 4 GB internal storage.
  • micro SD slot for expansion up to 32 GB.
  • GPS, 3G, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth connectivity.
  • HD quality video playback supported.
  • 2100 mAh battery.

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