An employee stands at the counter of Micromax mobile phones at a showroom in New Delhi
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Home bred smartphone maker Micromax launched the company's new flagship handset Canvas 5 in India on Wednesday, 4 November.

The new Micromax Canvas 5 is the successor of Canvas 4, which was released way back in July 2013. It comes with huge upgrade over its predecessor in terms of design and internal hardware.

Canvas 5 flaunts metal frame around the bezel to give it a premium touch. It also provides a firm grip for the hands and a sturdy structure capable of withstanding accidental drop on a hard surface.

Under the house, it comes packed with powerful 64-bit 1.5GHz MediaTek Octa-core SoC (System on Chip), backed by sumptuous 3GB RAM, 16GB inbuilt memory and a 2900 mAh battery, which can run the phone for close to 514 hours under standby mode.

It also boasts feature rich 13MP camera with Samsung 3M2 image sensor, dual-Led flash, PDAF (Phase Detection AutoFocus) and a 5MP wide-angle snapper on the front.

Micromax Canvas 5 release and price details:

The company has reportedly confirmed that the new Micromax Canvas 5 will be made available across India for Rs. 11,999 Wednesday (4 November) onwards.


Armed with an aggressive price-tag and feature-rich hardware, Micromax Canvas 5 is poised to give a stiff challenge to the popular Motorola Moto G (3rd Gen), Xiaomi Mi 4i, Lenovo K3 Note, recently launched Samsung Galaxy On5 (& On7) and soon to released OnePlus X and Xolo Black 1X.

Key specifications of Micromax Canvas 5:

Model Micromax Canvas 5
Display 5.2-inch full HD (1920x1080p) IPS screen with 2.5D curved touch-panel
  • Gorilla Glass 3 shield
  • Pixel density: 423 ppi (pixels per inch)
OS Android 5.1 Lollipop OS (v6.0 Marshmallow update gauranteed)
Processor 64-bit class 1.5GHz MediaTek (MTK6753)Octa-core CPU
Storage capacity 16GB, expandable up to 64GB
  • Main: 13.0-megapixel camera with Samsung 3M2 image sensor, dual-Led flash, PDAF (Phase Detection AutoFocus)
  • Front: 5.0-megapixel camera
Battery 2900 mAh;
  • Talk time: up to 14 hours
  • Standby time: close to 514 hours
Network 4G-LTE
Add-ns Dual-SIM slots, metal-body, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, GPS/GLONASS, FM Radio
Price Rs. 11,999/-