Last year, Micromax launched its Canvas 5 smartphone which was praised for its aggressive pricing and noteworthy performance. Now, while Micromax has already launched its successor the Canvas 6 with metal unibody design and fingerprint scanner, it has also listed the Canvas 5 lite special edition smartphone on its website. With a focus on design, the smartphone comes with wooden finish back panel which looks aesthetically appealing and offers a premium look and feel to it. While the Motorola Moto X had a variant with wooden back panel finish, Micromax is the first local manufacturer to do so. Also Read - Micromax In Note 1 Pro tipped to launch in India by September end
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As the name suggests, the lite variant comes with a few compromises on the specifications and features, compared to the Canvas 5 that was launched last year. The new smartphone flaunts a 5-inch HD (720p) display compared to 5.2-inch full HD (1080p) display on the Canvas 5. Under the hood, is MediaTek s MTK6735P 64-bit quad-core processor clocked at 1GHz, paired with 2GB of RAM and 16GB onboard storage. Also Read - Micromax In 2b budget phone goes on sale today Flipkart: Should you buy it?
In the photography department, the Micromax Canvas 5 lite special edition sports an 8-megapixel rear camera with LED flash and a front-facing 5-megpaixel selfie camera. With a 2,000mAh battery, connectivity options on the smartphone include Bluetooth, GPS, Wi-Fi and dual-SIM card slots with 4G LTE. On the software front, it runs on Android Lollipop 5.0.
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As of now, there is no word on the launch date and pricing. While the Canvas 5 with full HD display and 3GB of RAM was priced at Rs 11,999, the lite version could be priced much lower.