Micromax A116 Canvas HD goes on sale in India at midnight, sells out in 15 minutes!

by: Ankit BanerjeeFebruary 13, 2013


The Micromax A116 Canvas HD ushered in the era of budget-friendly quad-core devices in India, when it was announced at the end of last month. Earlier rumors suggested the 5-inch smartphone being available on February 14, and these rumors have certainly held true, with the device going on sale at midnight, priced at Rs 13,990 (~$270).

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Before we continue here’s a quick reminder of the specifications of the device –

  • 5-inch IPS display with 1280×720 resolution
  • 1.2GHz quad-core MediaTek processor
  • 8MP rear camera, 2MP front camera
  • 1GB RAM
  • 4GB internal storage, expandable via microSD up to 32GB
  • Dual-SIM support
  • 2100 mAh battery

Micromax partnered with SnapDeal to sell the A116 Canvas HD online. There’s no official indication yet as to whether the device will makes it way to physical Micromax stores around the country, or to online retailers, but considering the popularity of this device, it’ll certainly make sense to have the device available from multiple channels.

Why do I say the Micromax A116 Canvas HD is popular? Because, the device SOLD OUT after just 15 minutes of being sale! I’m not sure how many devices were actually sold though, or whether this flurry of orders is just a lot of people buying last minute Valentine’s Day gifts, which probably isn’t a good idea since the device will ship in 5 – 7 days. I’m not particularly surprised either, considering the media attention this device has been getting building up to the launch. Micromax went all out with the publicity, and that certainly seems to have paid off.

micromax canvas hd sold out

You can try your luck at ordering the Micromax A116 Canvas HD here, although at the time of writing, the device was still sold out.

What are your thoughts? Were you one of the first to order the Micromax Canvas A116 HD online? Looking the response, will you consider buying this smartphone? Let us know in the comments section below.

  • I must say it is one hell of a device at such price !! in Pakistan Micromax products are named as Qmobile so i guess we will be getting this devise soon too , all previous androids from Qmobile are super hit !! but this one beats them all..

  • Dap

    Such specifications at such a price. No surprise that it sold out.



    • Krish

      can i know how you booked this by cash on delivery

  • AndroidBrian

    $30 bucks more you can get a 8gb Nexus 4…..

    • rdeleonp

      ^^^ This!!!

    • You don’t get the Nexus 4 in India at that price. Micromax is the Indian Nexus LOL!

  • Luis Amador

    the cpu is terrible, it is a piece of junk indeed.

  • st_blr

    I ordered at 12:02 AM and it went through. The invoice says it would ship by Feb 21, 2013.

  • svs

    they are going for cheap publicity what you think by one day this micromax become APPLE? wait for a week see the user review and buy it.Or you will be screwed these is just marketing strategy They might have sold 5 phones in oneday

  • Inder

    Luckily i managed to get 1 one for me

  • samsung is awesome

    this is such bullshit!!!!!!
    this is testament to micromax’s poor production capacity!!!!
    i went to 10 stores this morning and everywhere they say it’ll be available next month only..snapdeal is not going to deliver it soon as well!! they are already losing market to grand duos and karbon a111. pick a late release date but when you pick a release date make sure the product is atleast available for one whole day!!!!!

    • Satish

      I thk micromax come up with 4 or 5 handsets of canvas hd, thats the reason early sold out…… ha ha haaaaaaaaaaaaa

      • samsung is awesome

        there is xolo a1000 available for same price at same specs and it ships in 7-8 buisness days…..everyone should abandon micromax and purchase that one!!!

  • Rajesh

    Ordered in morning at 10:44. Received confirmation mail too.

  • klal

    it is now available, i just ordered one for myself

  • MKK

    Ordered at 0010h and got one. It is available right now online. It is becoming available and sold out every now and then, The Igyaan unboxing video shows the device as really superb quality.

  • phone2383

    Delivery after 1 month (15th March). Buy and be fooled to waaait.

  • phone2383

    Micromax is fooling samsung buyers and other phablet buyers. They dont have the product in stock. Buy now and wait for delivery till March 15th

  • Arun

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

  • nishantsirohi123

    quality issues(or the lack of) aside. will this get future updates. that is what I am worried about

    • Ankit Banerjee

      Micromax has promised an eventual upgrade to Android 4.2 Jelly Bean, but whether it’ll go past that is still up in the air. The hardware is somewhat future-proof, that is, it should support at least the next two iterations of the OS, but it all comes down to software rollouts by Micromax, and as we all know, they haven’t been very good with that. Here’s to hoping that things change this time around, with a device that can truly be considered the company’s flagship.

  • A116 Fan

    SANPDEAL sold more then 5000… A116 in just 1 DAY….!!!!!!!!

  • A116 Fan

    SNAPDEAL.com sold more then 5000… A116 in just 1 DAY….!!!!!!!!

  • GRS

    It is meaningless to book canvas HD now and wait till 15th March. By then the market may be flooded with Jiayu G4, UMI X2 and mogu phones which have much better specifications.

  • raj

    the service from micromax is very bad guys never ever buy an micromax product if anythng goes wrong with device they take 5month minimum to sort out.. i have very bad experence from them from past 5month and still my phone is in service center waiting for those idiots to finish it off…….want to abuse them but its an general discussion form so……..