Lava has announced two new entry-level Android smartphones today, the Iris X1 Mini and the Iris X1 Grand. Both these devices are variants of the Lava Iris X1, and are priced at Rs. 4,348 and Rs. 7,326 respectively.
The Lava Iris X1 Mini features a 4-inch IPS LCD display, a quad-core processor, 512MB RAM, 4GB storage, and a 1,750 mAh battery. It is equipped with a 5-megapixel primary camera with a PureCel sensor, and a VGA front-facing secondary camera. It runs Android 4.4.2 KitKat, has two SIM card slots, and is powered by a 1,750 mAh battery.
Lava Iris X1 Mini Specifications
- 4-inch IPS LCD display, 800 x 480 pixels resolution, 233 ppi
- Android 4.4.2 KitKat operating system
- 1.2 GHz quad-core processor and 512MB RAM
- 4GB internal memory and a microSD card slot (up to 32GB)
- 5MP primary camera with PureCel sensor, autofocus, LED Flash, and a VGA secondary camera
- Dual SIM, 3G HSPA+, Wi-Fi b/g/n, Bluetooth v4.0, A-GPS, FM Radio, microUSB v2.0 port, and 3.5mm audio jack
- 1,750mAh battery, 9mm thin
The Lava Iris X5 Grand on the other hand, has a 5-inch display, however, the resolution stays the same, further dropping down the screen sharpness. It runs Android 4.4 KitKat, but will receive Android 5.0 Lollipop. Under the hood, it features a 1.3GHz quad-core processor, 1GB RAM, 8GB storage, and is powered by a 2,200 mAh battery. On the imaging front, it is equipped with an 8-megapixel primary camera and a 2-megapixel secondary camera.
Lava Iris X1 Grand Specifications
- 5-inch IPS LCD display, 854 x 480 pixels, 196 ppi
- Android 4.4.2 KitKat operating system (upgradable to Android 5.0 Lollipop)
- 1.3 GHz quad-core MediaTek MT6582M processor, Mali-400 GPU, and 1GB RAM
- 8GB internal memory, microSD card slot (up to 32GB)
- 8MP rear-facing primary camera, dual LED Flash, BSI 2 Sensor, and a 2MP front-facing camera
- Dual-SIM, 3G HSPA+, WiFi b/g/n, Bluetooth v4.0, A-GPS, FM Radio, and a 3.5mm headphone jack
- 2,200mAh battery
Both these smartphones will go on sale starting February. The Lava Iris X1 Mini comes in three colour variants; ink black, white silver, and white gold, while the Lava Iris Grand would be available in White-Silver, White-Gold, and Black colours.
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