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Micromax Canvas A1

This article is about the Google Android device. For Philip K. Dick's fictional androids, see Replicant.

Micromax Canvas A1(AQ4501)
Codename sprout (shared among all Android One phones)
Developer Google, Micromax
Manufacturer Micromax
Series Android One
Compatible networks 2G/3G
GSM: 850/900/1800/1900 MHz
WCDMA: 850/2100 MHz
First released September 2014
Availability by country Yes
Type Smartphone
Form factor Slate phone
Dimensions 131 mm (5.16 in) H
65 mm (2.56 in) W
8 mm (0.32 in) H
Weight 136 g (4.8 oz)
Operating system Android Lollipop 5.1
System on chip MediaTek  MT6582
CPU 1.3 GHz quad-core Cortex
GPU Mali (GPU) 400MP
Memory 1 GB of RAM
Storage Internal 4 GB (2.1 GB for Apps)
Removable storage Available, microSD up to 32 GB
Battery 1700 mAh Li-Poly
Data inputs Multi-touch capacitive touchscreen, Power Button, Volume Rocker
Display Script error: No such module "convert". 480x854 of 218 ppi pixel density, Capacitive touchscreen IPS
Rear cameraMP with Autofocus and LED flash.
Front camera 2.4nbsp;MP @ 1.4um pixel (Fixed Focus)
Sound Loudspeaker, 3.5mm headphone jack
Connectivity Micro USB, Bluetooth 4.0, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Micro-SIM
SAR 0.24 W/kg @1g (Head)
0.93 W/kg @1g (Body)

The Canvas A1 is a phone co-developed by Google as its Android One initiative and Micromax that runs the Android (operating system). The initiative was started by Google to provide an affordable yet feature-rich smartphone for developing nations, India being the first.[1] The initiative is headed by Sundar Pichai.[2]

Release

The Canvas A1 was unveiled in September, 2014 and was available exclusively through Amazon. But as of 12-11-2014, Micromax Canvas A1 along with two other android one phones, the Spice Dream UNO and Karbonn Sparkle V are available at major online retailers like Flipkart, Snapdeal and Amazon.in and as of 9th December, 2014 it is available on retail shops as well.


Specifications

Hardware

Canvas A1 powered by a 1.3 GHz quad-core Mediatek MT6582 processor with 1 GB of RAM, with 4 GB of internal storage which is expandable up to 32 GB through a microSD card slot. It features a 1700 mAh Li-Poly battery. The Canvas A1 has a 4.5-inch screen with 480x854 resolution (218 PPI) IPS LCD display, and includes a 5-megapixel rear-facing camera with [autofocus] and a 2.4-megapixel front-facing camera. This phone follows FCC SAR standard. The SAR limit recommended by the FCC is 1.6 W/kg.* The highest SAR value tested for this phone model is 0.24 W/kg @ 1g (Head) W/kg @ 1 g(Head) and 0.93 W/kg @ 1g (Body) W/Kg @ 1g(Body).[3]

Software

The Canvas A1 is loaded with the Android KitKat 4.4.4, earlier, and now it is having Android Lollipop 5.1, with which one can launch voice commands and prioritize their contact list. Canvas A1 was launched under Android One program which promises that the device will automatically get the new operating system soon after it's released.

Android lollipop 5.1 update rolled out successfully.

References

  1. ^ http://gadgets.ndtv.com/mobiles/news/next-android-one-phones-to-launch-in-india-by-december-end-595858
  2. ^ http://gadgets.ndtv.com/mobiles/news/googles-sundar-pichai-on-android-one-in-an-exclusive-chat-with-ndtvs-vikram-chandra-592062
  3. ^ http://www.micromaxinfo.com/canvasa1/specification.html?sarVal=1