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Micromax Canvas 5 lite with 4G, 5-inch display launched Launched at Rs. 6,499

Micromax has launched a new smartphone in its Canvas series, called the Canvas 5 lite. The smartphone is priced at Rs 6,499, and will be exclusively available on Snapdeal starting today. The smartphone comes with a metal body and a leather back finish and is available in black color.

The new smartphone is an affordable version of the Canvas 5, which has a similar set of features. There is also a Canvas 5 lite special edition, which comes with the similar set of specifications as that of the Canvas 5 lite. However, the special edition models have a wooden finish at the back and also come with 3GB of RAM.

The new smartphone flaunts a 5-inch HD (720p) IPS display as 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 of onboard storage.

In the photography department, the Micromax Canvas 5 lite sports an 8-megapixel rear camera with LED flash and a front-facing 5-megapixel 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.

Commenting on the launch, Shubhajit Sen, Chief Marketing Officer, Micromax Informatics said, "Micromax has been relentless in its pursuit of launching Smartphones that combine superior performance with contemporary styling at accessible prices. The launch of the Canvas 5 Lite is the latest milestone in our resolve to offer the best products at competitive price points. The rapid Smartphone category evolution is constantly reshaping the preference of young urban consumers. They now expect top-of-line performance, 4G connectivity along with premium, modern styling in the budget Smartphone segment. We developed Canvas 5 Lite as a no compromise, all-in-one phone - for the festive season."