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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 6.0 Marshmallow
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-Po
Data inputs Multi-touch capacitive touchscreen, Power Button, Volume Rocker
Display 4.5 in (110 mm) 480x854 of 218 ppi pixel density, Capacitive touchscreen IPS
Rear camera MP with Autofocus and LED flash.
Front camera 2.0 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[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.

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