Ever since its launch, Canvas HD has stirred waves of excitement among the consumers and tech experts with its highly advanced specifications under a budget price tag. While, Micromax pre booked a record of 9000 units of the smartphone in the first batch, although, the company missed the delivery date claim and till now is struggling to meet the consumer delivery deadlines.
In the second week of March, Gizbot came up with a report stating that Micromax will kick off the retail availability of Canvas HD by the end of this month. Well, now it seems that the report was worth the publish, as the Jelly Bean phablet has been spotted on Infibeam for sale again. The online retailer has listed the phablet at a higher price of Rs 14,499 from its original price of Rs 13,990.
A116 Canvas HD houses a 5 inch HD IPS capacitive touchscreen display with a resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels, 1.2GHz quad core MediaTek MT6589 processor, Android 4.1 Jelly Bean operating system, 8MP rear camera, VGA front camera for video calling, 4GB internal storage, 1GB RAM, micro SD card slot supporting up to 32GB additional storage, 3G, WiFi, Bluetooth, GPS/A-GPS and a 2,100 mAh battery.
Furthemore, alongside Canvas HD, the online retailer has also listed the A35 Bolt Ninja at Rs 4,249. A35 Bolt Ninja is the first smartphone in the new Bolt lineup of the native manufacturer and is aimed at the budget conscious first time smartphone users in the country.
At the same time, A35 Bolt Ninja sports a 3.97 inch capacitive touchscreen display with a resolution of 800 x 480 pixels, 1GHz processor, Android 2.3.5 Gingerbread platform, 2MP rear camera, 0.3MP front camera for video calling, Bluetooth, 2G, Wi-Fi and a 1,500 mAh battery, Bolt A35 has up to 4.5 hours talk time.
Micromax has always gained a lot of traction from the consumers owing to its highly competent offerings that always come with the ability to compete with Samsung. In fact, Canvas HD was launched on the eve of Galaxy Grand Duos launch event and A35 Bolt was unveiled before the launch of Samsung Rex lineup of smartphones.
Should You Buy Canvas HD?
Though Canvas HD has been listed on Infibeam, the handset appears to be 'Sold Out' within a short time span, hence, the controversy of the Canvas HD availability continues. With a lot of mystery surrounding the phablet's presence, the consumers who have already pre-booked it still not able to get their hands on one, will you but one for yourself or opt for Bolt A35 Ninja?
Update: Now the Canvas HD listing shows that the handset is in stock, however, there is no surety on the availability of the phablet.