Micromax has launched fifth Canvas series smartphone in India and the much-awaited Canvas 5 is the latest flagship. It was Canvas Sliver 5, and Express promises improvements over the Canvas 4 that apparently saw some negativity regarding its build quality and camera performance.
The Canvas 5 as it predecessor poses with similar specs but improved where it needed to. The Micromax Canvas has now equipped with a powerful and larger battery, and has upgraded the overall design that feels like a business phone in your hand. The handset has a removable plastic back panel, which has a leather feel to it. The front glass joins the curved edge that has a matt finish giving the phone a sleek appearance and at 8.5mm thickness, the hardware is quite slim.
The Canvas 5 does offer a full-HD 5.2-inch 1080p 2.5D curved screen with slim bezels, with 480ppi. Coupled with 3G of RAM, is powered by a 1.3GHz octa core MediaTek MT6753 ARM Cortex-A53 chipset with Mali-T720 GPU. Includes 16GB internal storage and expandable up to 128GB via microSD card.
The dual-SIM Canvas phone has support for 4G that offers both TDD-LTE Band 40 (2300MHz) and FDD-LTE Band 3 (1800MHz) for India. It runs on Android 5.1 Lollipop and upgradable to 6.0 Marshmallow. It has metal frame and leather-like back cover and is backed by a 2900mAh battery and uses Content Adaptive Backlight Control (CABC) to manage power and adjust the image being displayed to look brighter.
The Canvas 5 sports with a 13MP rear camera with LED Flash, Samsung 3M2 sensor, PDAF and a 5-megapixel selfie snapper. It also integrated with Video Pop-Out inclusion and Smart Wake Gestures.
The Micromax Canvas 5 is priced at Rs. 11,999 and is available starting today in Space Grey and Tan Brown colors. Airtel also has a double data offer for 4G customers for 3 months and 7 day door step service policy if you purchase the device from an Airtel showroom.
Notably, Micromax has also tied with Bajaj Finance to run a 12 month EMI scheme – consumers will have to pay four advance EMIs at the time of its purchase. At launch, Vineet Taneja, CEO, Micromax Informatics, said:
Micromax has always been a frontrunner when it comes to breaking barriers with our innovative product offerings and the success of our Canvas series is a testimony to this. 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 brand’s consistent growth in the market has made us confident that we are headed in the right direction and would continue our pursuits to breach barriers and reach newer heights further consolidating our leadership in the market.