Micromax today launched a new phone which it claims is “the thinnest as well as lightest phone” ever. Named as Micromax Canvas Sliver 5, it was launched by the company in an event held in Delhi today.
Micromax Canvas Sliver 5 carries a price tag of Rs 17,999. The company has also announced that buyers will get double 4G data from Airtel with the phone. The Airtel offer is valid for three months. Micromax Canvas Sliver 5 will be available both online and offline from July.
The smartphone is just 5.1 mm. At 97 grams it is also the lightest phone ever, claimed Vineet Taneja, chief executive officer, Micromax. As per Micromax, it is the first LTE smartphone to weigh below 100 grams.
This Micromax Canvas Sliver 5 comes with a 4.8 inch AMOLED touchscreen with high definition (1280×720 pixels) resolution. This display has Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection as well. Micromax has armed it with the Android Lollipop operating system that runs on the 64 bit, 1.2 GHz quad core Snapdragon 410 processor and 2GB DDR3 RAM.
The smartphone comes with only one SIM slot but offers 4G connectivity. It has no expandable storage either and thus you have to contend with the limited 16 GB internal storage.
For photography enthusiast, the Micromax Canvas Sliver 5 offers an 8 megapixel rear camera with Sony IMX219 and CMOS sensor and Blue glass filter. The phone also offers professional camera mode. In the front there is a 5 megapixel camera.
Furthermore, the Micromax Canvas Sliver 5 has a 2000 mAh battery Li-Po battery which Micromax claims offer 8 hours of talktime and 345 hours of standby. It uses Dirac HD sound technology, which Micromax claims offer surround sound, sound correction feature, and an advanced digital controller. Besides, it has NXP smart Power Amplifier for deeper bass effect and offers more volume without damaging the speakers.
Meanwhile, the company has announced a new service system under which a user can call the customer care to complaint or use web tools to raise an issue. The device will then be picked up by Micromax from the address mentioned by the user and will be returned within seven days.