Micromax’s new flagship handset—the A116 HD—had been launched in India yesterday, and the company has released a new promo video that showcases some of its features. The phone was launched for Rs 13,990, and if some online reports are anything to go by, is already sold out.

While we are already well aware of all of the phone’s features, special mention has been made of the camera. The 8-megapixel shooter on the phone has a burst mode that the company boasts can take up to 99 photos with a single click.

At the time of the launch, the A116 was expected to be priced under Rs 15,000 and Micromax has met that mark. The A116 Canvas HD is priced at Rs 13,990 on the company's official website. The phone will be currently sold exclusively online with a delivery timeline of 5-7 working days starting tomorrow. The company has not revealed when the handset will be available at stores or other online retailers.

The smartphone is powered by a MediaTek MT6589 1.2GHz quad core processor. It is one of the most power efficient chips in the market since it is manufactured using a 28nm process. The phone also has a PowerVR Series5XT GPU and has 1GB of RAM. The CPU and GPU are more than enough to perform everyday tasks smoothly and to run HD games. The A116 Canvas HD boots Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, but Micromax has included some changes in the UI including quick toggles in the notification drawer. The phone comes equipped with a 2,000 mAh battery.

The Micromax A116 Canvas HD

The Micromax A116 Canvas HD has a burst mode with 99 pictures in one click

Other features of the phone include:

  • 5-inch IPS LCD with a resolution of 1280 x 720
  • Dual-SIM, 3G, Wi-Fi, Wi-Fi hotspot
  • GPS with GLONASS and A-GPS
  • Bluetooth with A2DP
  • 8MP rear camera with LED flash with night mode and 4x zoom, and VGA front camera
  • 4GB of internal storage and supports microSD card up to 32GB

The Micromax A116 Canvas HD is a very popular phone as seen in our poll from last month. Launched in late January, it was scheduled to be launched in the first week of February, but there were some delays in the market availability of the handset. However, Micromax announced last week that the phone would be launched on Valentine's Day and the company has made the deadline this time around.

Stay tuned for a full-fledged review of the handset. In the meantime, check out the specifications review of the A116 Canvas HD.

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