The Micromax A116i an upgraded version of Micromax A116 HD is available on ebay.in for Rs. 13,344. The handset is not yet listed on the Micromax official website, so we cannot really confirm if it’s for real.
Having gone through the specifications as mentioned the on ebay.in website, I did not find any differences between the Micromax A116i and the Micromax A116 model. Probably the magnetic sensors might have been added that was missing on the A116 model, though I am not sure. But anyways there has to be something new otherwise it will not make sense launching a new handset model with same specs.
As per the specs the handset sports a 5 inch screen with 1280×720 pixels resolution. It runs on Android 4.1 upgradable to 4.2 with 1GB RAM and 4GB storage. It is powered the quad core MediaTek MT6589 chipset clocked at 1.2GHz (Cortex A7).
There is 8MP rear AF camera with dual LED flash and front camera of VGA resolution. Other features are 3G, Wi-Fi, GPS and Bluetooth. Battery is 2000 mAh with up to 5 hours talk-time. The Micromax Canvas HD A116i is a dual SIM handset.
Micromax may or may not have launched this model, we are not sure yet. The image on the ebay.in website also looks like that of Micromax A116, there is no clear indication on the box to confirm if its A116i model.
Thank you for the tip – Bhargav Pandya.