Indian electronics company, Micromax, on Wednesday launched its new flagship smartphone, the Micromax Canvas 5, which is the successor to the Micromax Canvas 4 which was launched two years ago.
Speaking during the launch, Vineet Taneja, CEO of Micromax Informatics, touted the phone to be a game changer,
“With the launch of Canvas 5 around Diwali, we are introducing our newest Canvas flagship that will be game changer in the smartphone space targeting those who don’t want to compromise and are keen to experience the new levels of multi-tasking and superb performance,”
The Micromax Canvas 5 comes in a 5.2-inch full-HD (1080 x 1920 pixels) display with a 2.5D curve and Gorilla Glass 3 coating.
The display is crisp and bright and people who’ve interacted with the device say typing with one hand on it is possible.
MicroMax Canvas 5 is powered by a 1.3GHz MT6753 octa-core processor with 3GB RAM and has 16GB storage space, which can be expanded via a microSD card if more memory is needed.
The Micromax Canvas 5 supports dual-SIM (GSM+GSM) and runs Android 5.1 Lollipop out-of-the-box. Micromax said an Android 6.0 Marshmallow update will be released at some point in the future.
The smartphone also sports a 13 megapixel autofocus rear camera with LED flash and a 5 megapixels front camera for making video calls and taking selfies.
Connectivity options on the new flagship smartphone include 3G, Wi-Fi, GPRS/ EDGE, GPS/ A-GPS, Micro-USB and Bluetooth. It also supports Indian 4G LTE bands (LTE FDD 850MHz/1800MHz and TDD 2300MHz) as well.
The Micromax Canvas 5 in addition features an ambient light sensor, gravity sensor, magnetometer, and proximity sensor.
It is backed by a non-removable 2900mAh battery, which is expected to deliver up to 10 hours of talk-time and up to 275 hours of standby time.
The new Micromax Canvas 5 will be available for purchase in stores from Wednesday in Space Grey and Tan Brown colour variants for Rs. 11,999 (roughly 37,000 Naira).