Micromax is reportedly close to launching an updated version of the A116 Canvas HD. The smartphone, known only as A116i, was spotted on various Indian e-commerce sites by AndroidOS.in. The specifications on the A116i are the same as its predecessor with the only difference being that the former comes preloaded with Android 4.2 Jelly Bean. Also Read - 5 delayed smartphone launches in India due to COVID-19 in May 2021
To recap on the specifications, the A116i will sport a 5-inch 720p display and will be powered by a 1.2GHz quad-core MT6589 SoC paired with PowerVR SGX 544 GPU and 1GB of RAM. Other features likely to be included are 8-megapixel rear camera with LED flash, VGA front camera, expandable memory and a 2,000mAh battery. Connectivity options will include dual-SIM card support, 3G support, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and as mentioned above, the device will run on Android 4.2 Jelly Bean.
Prices on the e-commerce websites currently vary between Rs 12,000-13,500. It is a bit strange on the part of Micromax to launch an identical device with the OS updated, instead of updating the previous phone. That said, there is no official announcement yet and we will reserve our judgment until there is.