Micromax has launched the A116i, a new variant of the A116 Canvas HD
launched earlier this year. The only difference between the handsets is that the A116i runs Android 4.2 out-of-the-box, while the A116 runs Android 4.1.
The new launch would make sense if Micromax wasn’t planning on updating the A116 further, but the handset has already received an Android 4.2 upgrade. This makes both handsets identical.
It could be possible that this is just a marketing move by Micromax, designed to brand the A116i as a ‘new’ launch.
Apart from the Android 4.2 operating system, the other specifications of A116i include: a 5-inch 720p HD display, dual-SIM card support, 1.2 GHz MediaTek quad-core processor with 1 GB RAM, 8 MP rear camera with flash, front-facing VGA camera and a 2000 mAh battery.
The A116i is already available with some retailers, and has started selling on a few websites. The Maniac Store lists it as Rs 12,090 while ebay.in is listing it at Rs 13,229.
Micromax hasn’t sent out an official press release about the launch yet, we’ll update you with details about the pricing and specifications when they do.