Micromax has announced that they have sold 9000 units of the A116 Canvas HD in the first 24 hours after it went on sale at midnight of 14 February 2013. The company is currently taking pre-bookings for the device at the rate of 25 units per minute. Micromax unveiled the A116 Canvas HD with a 5-inch (1280 x 720 pixels) HD IPS display and a 1.2 GHz quad-core processor last month. They announced that it would go on sale on February 14th and revealed the price one day before it went on sale.
According to the data that Micromax received from Snapdeal.com, the first lot of the Canvas HD was sold out within 15 minutes when the sales started midnight, second lot of 300 units sold out within 15 minutes of the sale at 09:00 am and the third lot of 1200 phones was sold in 45 minutes when the sale began at noon on 14th.
60% of the orders they received online have come from the metros. Micromax expects it to reach new high in the coming weeks since it would be available at all leading retail stores across India.
The Micromax A116 Canvas HD is priced at Rs. 13,990 and is available for pre-order through Snapdeal, which would be shipped in 20 business days.
Check out our Micromax A116 Canvas HD Unboxing. We will have a complete review of the device soon.