Micromax announced the Canvas A1 as their first smartphone in the Android One lineup. Android One lineup essentially is Google’s initiative to control and give OEMs guidelines to ensure the experience at the low end of the budget spectrum is not fragmented. Google laid out the minimum hardware requirements for the line themselves and promised immediate updates to its latest versions for Android One. In India, three OEMs, including Karbonn and Spice along with Micromax released devices under the Android One banner.
All the three devices have exactly the same specifications with minor design changes. All three devices have a 4.5 inch display with an IPS LCD which has a resolution of 480×854. The devices are powered by a Mediatek MT6582 SoC with 1 GB of RAM and 4 GB of ROM. As a result, you would need a micro SD card in there to even take a picture or store a screenshot. The device supports Micro SD expansion up to 32 GB. The devices are running Android 4.4.4, there is no Android 5.0 yet here. The rear camera on the devices is a 5 MP unit and you have a 2 MP front-facing snapper. The battery here is a 1700 mAh removable unit and you have the regular set of connectivity options such as Wifi, Bluetooth, 3G and FM on board here.
All the devices in the Android One lineup are Dual SIM devices, with 3G active on one of the two SIMs.
Here is the photo gallery and a quick look at the Android One Micromax Canvas A1 from the various angles and what comes with the device in the box.