Micromax Canvas A1

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Micromax Canvas A1(AQ4501)
Codenamesprout (shared among all Android One phones)
DeveloperGoogle, Micromax
ManufacturerMicromax
SeriesAndroid One
Compatible networks2G/3G
GSM: 850/900/1800/1900 MHz
WCDMA: 850/2100 MHz
First releasedSeptember 2014
Availability by regionYes
TypeSmartphone
Form factorSlate phone
Dimensions131 mm (5.16 in) H
65 mm (2.56 in) W
8 mm (0.32 in) H
Mass136 g (4.8 oz)
Operating systemAndroid 6.0 Marshmallow
System on chipMediaTek  MT6582
CPU1.3 GHz quad-core Cortex
GPUMali (GPU) 400MP
Memory1 GB of RAM
StorageInternal 4 GB (2.1 GB for Apps)
Removable storageAvailable, microSD up to 32 GB
Battery1700 mAh Li-Po
Data inputsMulti-touch capacitive touchscreen, Power Button, Volume Rocker
Display4.5 in (110 mm) 480x854 of 218 ppi pixel density, Capacitive touchscreen IPS
Rear cameraMP with Autofocus and LED flash.
Front camera2.0 MP @ 1.4um pixel (Fixed Focus)
SoundLoudspeaker, 3.5mm headphone jack
ConnectivityMicro USB, Bluetooth 4.0, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Micro-SIM
SAR0.24 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[edit]

The Canvas A1 was unveiled in September, 2014 and was available exclusively through Amazon. But as of 12 November 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 9 December 2014 it is available on retail shops as well.

Specifications[edit]

Hardware[edit]

Canvas A1 is powered by a 1.3 GHz quad-core Mediatek MT6582 processor with 1 GB of RAM, A dual-core Mali - 400 MP2 GPU And with 4 GB of internal storage which is expandable up to 32 GB through a microSD card slot. It features a 1700 mAh Li-Po battery. The Canvas A1 has a 4.5-inch screen with 480x854 pixels resolution (218 PPI) IPS LCD display, and includes a 5-megapixel rear-facing camera with [autofocus] and a 2.0 megapixel front-facing camera. It has an LED Notification light which glows in green and red colours. It has usual sensors like proximity sensor, Gravity sensor, Accelerometer, and Gyroscope Sensor. 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). In June 2015, Micromax Rolled out a refreshed version which had twice the internal storage (8GB) and Android 5.1.1 Lollipop Pre-installed.[3]

Software[edit]

The Canvas A1 was loaded with the Android KitKat 4.4.4, earlier, and now it has Android Lollipop 5.1.1, with which one can launch voice commands and prioritize their contact list. The Canvas A1 was launched under Android One program which promises that the device will automatically get the new operating system soon after it is released for up to 2 years i.e. August 2016 for this device.

Android 6.0 Marshmallow was rolled out to the device in early October 2015, which brings many new features and improvements to it.

References[edit]

  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. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on November 5, 2014. Retrieved November 5, 2014.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)