Micromax has reportedly delayed the shipments of highly popular A116 Canvas HD by 10 working days in the country. Originally announced in January, Micromax A116 Canvas HD went on sale last month on the occasion of Valentine day. This 5-inch Android Jelly Bean smartphone received overwhelming response of consumers and the Snapdeal, with whom the company has done a partnership to fulfill the orders, shipped 9000 units of device in just 24 hour since it hit the store.
As per the company, the reasons behind this delay are mainly the recently announced custom duty structure on the mobile phone and procedural issues that company is facing. On its official Facebook page, Micromax blames that it’s recently announced custom duty structure on mobile phone costing more than 2,000, which has forced the company to increase the price of the device by 500. Now the device will be shipped for 14,499 instead of its original price of 13,990.
However, those who ordered the new smartphone before the price revision was announced will get Canvas HD phablet at old price only. Now the company will offer a free carry case worth Rs 799 as “a token of gratitude” to these customers.