The Micromax A116 Canvas HD

Micromax Starts Selling A116 Canvas HD For Rs 13990 & Samsung Launches Smart Feature Phone Series REX

In Mobility & Consumer Tech by NextBigWhat

The Micromax A116 Canvas HD

The Micromax A116 Canvas HD

Indian handset manufacturer Micromax has started selling its quad core A116 Canvas HD phone today for Rs 13,990 online. The pnone will be sold exclusively online with and will be delivered in 5-7 working days from order, said Micromax.

Wonder whats taking them so long to ship a phone they’ve already made. Unless, they aren’t very sure of the demand forecast. Coming from Micromax, which made the Canvas A110, a superhit Rs 10k Android phone, this one holds a lot of promise. It’s got decent memory (1 GB RAM) and a 1.2 Ghz Quad Core processor.

The 5 inch phone ships with Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean) and has a 2100 mAh battery besides specs that are pretty much standard for phones in its price category these days. The quad core processor and RAM stand out.

Micromax, which has supplied with e-commerce store Snapdeal to sell the Canvas HD says that the first lot has been sold out. Though they don’t say how many were made in the first place. It could be taking a leaf from Apple’s playbook to make sure there are enough people queuing up before they actually give them the phone.

A notice on Snapdeal reads

The first lot of orders are sold out and will be shipped as per stated time lines. You may book the new lot which will get shipped in 21 business days

Micromax is proving a bit of a challenge to Samsung which has a large market share in India. The company’s smart phone range has struck a chord with the price sensitive Indian market.

Samsung launches REX series

Meanwhile, the Korean electronics giant Samsung has launched a range of new smart feature phones costing between Rs 4280 – Rs 6490 called the Samsung REX series. There are four phones in this range. Namely: REX 90, REX 80, REX 70 and REX 60.

The series is being launched globally from India, given how large the feature phone market in India is.

The Samsung REX series

The Samsung REX series

According to Samsung‘s President & CEO, Mr B D Park, the series has been developed in India and will be introduced across the world.  More details here.