New Delhi: Lava has launched a new budget smartphone, the Iris Fuel 50, at Rs 7,799. The smartphone will be available starting Friday in India.
The handset features a 5-inch (480x854 pixels) FWVGA IPS display and features scratch resistant Asahi Dragon-trail glass. It is powered by a 1.3GHz quad-core (unspecified chipset) processor coupled with 1GB of RAM.
Inbuilt storage includes 8GB, which can be further expanded by microSD card (up to 32GB). The handset sports an 8-megapixel rear autofocus camera with dual-LED flash, while there is a secondary 2-megapixel front-facing camera also onboard.
Lava Iris Fuel 50 is a dual-SIM (GSM+GSM) device which runs Android 4.4 KitKat out-of-the-box.
Connectivity options include 3G, GPRS/ EDGE, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Micro-USB, and Bluetooth options. It measures 144.8x72.9x9.5mm and weighs 160 grams.
The highlight of the phone is its massive 3000mAh battery, which is largest in a sub-Rs. 10,000 segment. Lava claims that the battery can deliver up to 13 hours of talk time and up to 360 hours of standby time on 3G networks. The Iris Fuel 50's 3000mAh battery is larger than Xiaomi's Redmi 1S (2000mAh), Moto E (1980mAh), and even the Zenfone 5 A501CG (2110mAh).