|Codename||sprout (shared among all Android One phones)|
GSM: 850/900/1800/1900 MHz
WCDMA: 850/2100 MHz
|First released||September 2014|
|Availability by country||Yes|
|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||5 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. The initiative is headed by Sundar Pichai.
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.
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.
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.