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Micromax unveils Canvas A1 Android One phone for INR 6,499

Micromax Canvas A1Joining the likes of Spice and Karbonn, Micromax also unveiled its first Android One smartphone on Monday. Dubbed as Canvas A1, the phone is now exclusively on sale via e-retailer Amazon India. It has been priced at INR 6,499 and will retail in White and Black colour options

First teased during the Google I/O 2014, the Micromax Canvas A1 smartphone features same specifications as other Android One phones – a 4.5-inch FWVGA display, quad-core MediaTek processor, 1GB of RAM, and Android 4.4.4. The phone will also come with 5MP rear camera, 2MP front camera, FM Radio, and dual-SIM support. In addition, the A1 buyers will be getting 35GB of free Google Drive storage.

Like Spice Dream Uno and Karbonn Sparkle V, the Micromax Android One phone will also be getting free 200MB data per month from telecom operator Airtel, which can be used for app downloads from Google Play.

Offline Availability: Google has noted that the phone will reach brick and mortar stores before Diwali, so if you are not a fan of online retailers, you will get a chance to buy the Android One phones from offline stores but it will take sometime.

More about today’s Android One announcements in the related links below.Micromax Canvas A1

Update: Micromax Canvas A1 has gone out of stock at Amazon India but it will be back at midnight tonight (less than three hours to go).

Update 2: It is back in stock at Amazon India.

14 thoughts on “Micromax unveils Canvas A1 Android One phone for INR 6,499

      1. High end should be fine with Nexus. Only Mid end should be taken care of. Motorola does that currently with Moto G, not sure after Lenovo’s acqusition completes.

    1. WiFi tethering is available from Android2.2 (Froyo) onwards… USB tethering is available from the very beginning afaik… This is TRUE for all Android phones with WiFi facility…

    2. FYKI…Wifi Hotspot is a functionality built into Android since GB days. Android 2.3 onwards, it’s a regular feature and Android One devices have latest iteration 4.4.4… Do you need to know more?

  1. HI Gaurav, where you able to get a feel of the product (all android one)….can take a risk or better to go for Moto E? Looking for mom & dad, major usage is going to be wifi, fb & whats app.

    1. Gokul, as all Android One phones are based on Google’s reference designs and pretty much everything has been done by the company itself, these are not typical Micromax, Karbonn or Spice devices.

      Also, you will be able to get a feel of these phones as Google plans to roll-out ‘Showroom on Wheels’ in 600 locations across 20 cities for the consumers to experience the Android One phones. Exact details are unavailable at this point.

  2. hey anyone cam help me
    android one phones have only 4gb storage while its comprtitors having 8gb
    so, can anyone halp me sorting this problem
    whether i should but android one or any other phone under 7,000

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