Micromax’s new handset Canvas Silver 5 is only 5.1 mm thick.
India-based smartphone manufacturer Micromax has launched what they claim to be the world’s slimmest handset that is only 5.1 mm in thickness. Dubbed Micromax Canvas Silver 5, the handset features a dimension ratio of 141.9 x 68.1 x 5.1 mm and is priced at Rs 17,999 (approximately $280).
At the launch event, Micromax highlighted that even though Vivo and Oppo claim to have manufactured the thinnest phones — Vivo X5 Max and Oppo R5 — with their thickness measured at 4.75 mm and 4.85 mm respectively, they do not meet the “end-to-end” uniform thickness criterion as they both feature camera bumps. Meanwhile, Canvas Silver 5 does not have a protruding camera and offers a uniform thickness of 5.1 mm from top to bottom.
When it comes to specifications, the handset features a large 4.8-inch screen with a display resolution of 720 x 1280 pixels and is powered by a 1.2 GHz Quad-core Snapdragon 410 processor along with 2GB of RAM and 16GB of internal storage. It’s worth noting that the handset lacks an expandable microSD slot, which is quite disappointing.
As for the camera, there is an 8MP Sony IMX219 sensor on the rear with LED flash and a 5MP front-facing snapper for selfies. The handset runs Android 5.0.2 Lollipop and is backed by a 2000mAh battery. In terms of connectivity, the phone supports 4G, 3G, 2G, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0, A-GPS, and comes with a micro USB 2.0 port.
Starting from July, the handset will be available for purchase at both online and offline stores for a price of Rs 17,999 (which roughly converts to $280). Also, it’s worth noting that Micromax has partnered with Airtel and is offering free 4G sim card along with double 4G data bundle. The double data offer can be availed for the first three months and will basically double the amount of 4G data subscribed by a user.