The phone has a 4.5-inch (854 x 480 pixels) IPS display and is powered by 1.3 GHz quad-core processor with Mali-400 GPU.
It has a 2MP front-facing camera and a circular earpiece next to the camera.
At the bottom the phone three on screen buttons.
The 3.5mm audio jack is situated at the top.
A micro USB port is placed at the bottom of the phone.
On the right side we have the power button and the volume rockers.
The back cover has the Micromax branding in the middle and Android One branding at the bottom.
It has a 5MP camera with LED flash at the back which is situated inside a circular patch in grey color.
A circular loud speaker similar to the earpiece on the top is seen at the lower end on the back of the phone.
The phone has a removable back cover.
Being a dual SIM phone, it has two micro SIM card slots situated next to each other along with the micro SD card slot.
The 1700 mAh battery is also removable.
The Micromax Canvas A1 runs on latest Android KitKat 4.4 and has 1GB RAM, 4GB internal memory, 32GB expandable memory with MicroSD. It is exclusively available for purchase on Amazon in black and white colors.