Micromax Canvas HD A116i may be the same old HD A116 smartphone

If you want to pay more money for the same old phone treated to a software update, you’re welcome. Here’s the Canvas HD A116i that hasn’t been unveiled officially by Micromax and looks mighty familiar. Remember the HD A116 which was launched in early 2013? Then you’re on the right track.

The smartphone had a multi-touch IPS display of 5 inches and spat out visuals in 1280 x 720p resolution. It was powered by Android Jelly Bean 4.1.2 and had a quad core 1.2GHz MT6589 processor. An 8MP camera was perched on the back panel, while a 2MP sat above the touchscreen.

Micromax Canvas HD A116i

The dual SIM handset came with 1GB of RAM and 32GB microSD support. It’s currently available for as much as Rs 13,241 through Flipkart. Well, it looks like the Canvas HD A116i is the very same smartphone. We’ll put it down to some labeling confusion on eBay where it is currently listed for Rs 14,300.

A planned upgrade to Jelly Bean 4.2.1 is mentioned on the website. Apart from that, there’s nothing new and exciting about this Canvas. If you’re searching for fresh alternatives, then there’s the Canvas Juice A77 which has features matching up to its modest price of Rs 8,000 through online retailer, HomeShop18.

The handset carries a 5-inch screen, 5MP main camera, a 1.3GHz dual core processor, Android 4.2.2, 1GB RAM, 4GB ROM and 32GB memory expandability. It embeds dual SIM slots and the large 3000mAh battery hidden inside delivers up to 10 hours of talk time.

Insist on getting acquainted with the Micromax Canvas HD A116i? Here’s the link to the eBay page.