Micromax, your friendly, neighbourhood Gurgaon-based smartphone maker, launched what it claims is the world’s slimmest phone. Seriously, the Canvas Sliver 5 is so thin it makes your iPhone 6 look like it needs to go on an Atkins diet.
Heck, they even roped in Hugh Jackman to be their ambassador.
Here are the specs for all you nerds.
Canvas Silver 5 uses Amoled screen, Corning Gorilla Glass 3, ultrathin PCB, aircraft grade aluminium, metal finish, 4 layer internally.— Ashish Mohta (@ashishmohta) June 18, 2015
Canvas Silver 5 has Snapdragon 410, 2gb ram, lte. Comes with separate touch layer in Amoled. Integrated— Ashish Mohta (@ashishmohta) June 18, 2015
But seriously, no one said being anorexic is good for you. All that weight-loss directly impacts battery life.
Slimness again comes at a cost of battery capacity. 2000 mAh battery in the Canvas Silver 5!— Chetan Bhawani (@chetanbhawani) June 18, 2015
We’re going to be blunt: 2,000 mAh is borderline unacceptable for a phone built in 2015. You would be lucky if this sucker lasts 6 hours. Tops.
This guy says what we’ve all been thinking.
Still others are miffed at the price.
17999 is what they priced this? Not sure who might take it for this price. Micromax Canvas Silver 5, with Snapdragon 410, 2000 mAh.— Chetan Bhawani (@chetanbhawani) June 18, 2015
Still, you can get it in two colours.
Micromax Canvas Silver 5 - the lightest and super slim 4G smartphone will comes in 2 color variant Black and Gold. #micromax— SANJAY BAFNA (@sanjaybafna) June 18, 2015
And if you really want it, you’ll be able to buy it at your friendly, neighbourhood mobile store or online retailer on July 1.