[Representational Image] Micromax Canvas 6 with fingerprint sensor goes on sale in India. In Picture: Micromax mobile phones are displayed at a mobile store in Mumbai December 4, 2013.Reuters

Home-bred consumer electronics major Micromax launched a new budget smartphone dubbed as the Canvas Fire 5 on Wednesday.

As the name suggests, the Canvas Fire 5 is the successor of the company's budget phone 4.5-inch Canvas Fire 4, which was released in March last year. It comes with huge upgrade in terms of size and internal hardware over its predecessor.

The new Micromax phone sports a 5.5-inch HD IPS screen and comes packed with Android 6.0 Marshmallow OS, MediaTek quad-core processor, 1GB RAM, 16GB inbuilt storage and a 2500mAh battery, which can keep the phablet awake for more than 450 hours under standby mode.

Micromax Canvas Fire 5 price:

The new Micromax Canvas Fire 5 is priced Rs. 6,199 and comes in three colour options, Champagne, Grey and Silver.


The new Canvas Fire 5 will be up against the recently-launched Asus Zenfone 4.5 Go (2nd Gen), Moto E (2nd gen), BLU Life Mark and Xiaomi Redmi 2 Prime, among others.

Also read: Asus Zenfone Go 4.5 (2nd gen) review: A good option for first-time smartphone buyers

Key specifications of Micromax Canvas Fire 5:

Model Micromax Canvas Fire 5
Display 5.5-inch HD IPS screen with 1280x720p resolution
OS Android 6.0 Marshmallow
Processor 1.3GHz MediaTek (MT6580) quad-core
Storage 16GB, expandable up to 32GB
Camera Main: 8MP camera with LED flash, full HD video recording, autoFront: 5MP camera
Battery 2500mAh;
  • Talk time: up to 8.5 hours
  • Standby time: close to 450 hours
Network 3G
Add-ons Dual-SIM (type: micro) slots, Bluetooth , Wi-Fi, micro USBGPS, FM Radio, A-GPS,
Colours champagne/grey/ silver
Price Rs. 6,199