Packed with the pure stock Android experience and hardware specifically designed for optimum performance, Indian mobile vendor Micromax has announced Canvas A1 Android One smartphone. It features latest Android OS, quad-core Mediatek processor, 5 megapixel camera, dual-Micro SIM and at a price tag of Rs 6,499. The smartphone will be available exclusively through Indian online retailer Amazon India.
Google has started the Android One initiative in India where they will help the mobile vendors to build affordable smartphones with standardized hardware and stock Android (AOSP). That means Google will recommend the hardware to be used to build the smartphone and also include stock Android OS with update directly coming from them.
Micromax Canvas A1 spots a 4.5 inch FWVGA IPS display with a screen resolution of 854 x 480 pixel and colour depth of 16M. The smartphone is powered by 1.3 GHz Quad Core MT6582 processor coupled with 1GB RAM. It got a 5 megapixel camera on the back with flash and on the front it got a 2 megapixel camera. It carries 4GB internal storage that can be further expanded using microSD card. In addition Google will be offering free 35GB cloud storage under Google Drive.
On the connectivity side the Micromax Canvas A1 got dual-Micro-SIM capability with support for 3G and 2G networks, along with WiFi and Bluetooth 4.0. On the software side the smartphone runs on pure stock version of latest Android 4.4.4 KitKat operating system which will be soon upgraded to Android L directly from Google.
- 4.5 inch FWVGA IPS LCD display (854 x 480 Pixel)
- 1.3 GHz Quad Core Mediatek processor with 1GB RAM
- Android 4.4.4 KitKat
- 5MP rear camera and 2 MP front-facing camera
- 4GB internal storage and expandable using microSD card
- dual-SIM (GSM+GSM)
- 3G, 2G, WiFi, Bluetooth 4.0
- G-sensor/Proximity/ Light Sensor
- 1700 mAh Li-Po Battery
Google has partnered with India’s top telecom operator Airtel to come up with special 3G/2G data pack. Users buying Android One smartphones will get OTA updates with no extra data charges and free 200 MB per months data usage for downloading apps from Google Play for the first six months.
Source – Amazon India