Lava International – the domestic handset manufacturer has launched a new smartphone in India, the Iris Fuel 50, which is priced at Rs. 7,799.
The Lava Iris Fuel 50 main highlight is its powerful 3000mAH battery, which is the largest in sub range for Rs 10000 smartphones. The company also claims that it can deliver up to 13 hours of talk time and up to 360 hours of standby time on 3G networks.
The Iris Fuel 50 supports dual-SIM (WCDMA+GSM) with dual standby functionality and runs Android 4.4 KitKat OS out-of-the-box. It features a 5-inch FWVGA (480 x 854 pixels) IPS touchscreen display with scratch resistant Asahi Dragon-trail glass. It is powered by a 1.3GHz quad-core processor and coupled with 1GB of RAM.
The Lava Iris Fuel 50 comes with 8GB of inbuilt storage, which is further expandable via microSD card (up to 32GB). It houses an 8-megapixel rear-facing autofocus camera with dual-LED flash, while there is a 2-megapixel front-facing camera also onboard for selfies and video chatting.
On the connectivity front, the Iris Fuel 50 offers 3G, GPRS/ EDGE, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Micro-USB and Bluetooth with a dimensions of 144.8×72.9×9.5mm and weight 160 grams. It has additional features like double tap to wake up screen, and even supports drawing customisable gestures.
Commenting on the launch of Lava Iris Fuel 50, Hari Om Rai, Chairman and Managing Director, Lava International said, “As smartphones are increasingly becoming a very integral part of our daily lives and drive a lot of tasks for us, we need devices that are able to support heavy usage without having the need to carry power banks for frequent charging. Lava’s product development and R&D team worked on this insight and with our new Fuel series of smartphones we will address just that. Lava has launched the first smartphone in this series, Iris Fuel 50 and shall soon come up with more products at different price points in this series.”
Key specifications of Lava Iris Fuel 50 :
- 3000mAH battery
- dual-SIM (WCDMA+GSM) with dual standby
- Android 4.4 KitKat OS
- 5-inch FWVGA (480 x 854 pixels) IPS touchscreen display with scratch resistant Asahi Dragon-trail glass
- 1.3GHz quad-core processor
- 1GB RAM
- 8GB ROM
- 8-megapixel rear-facing autofocus camera with dual-LED flash
- 2-megapixel front-facing camera
- 3G, GPRS/ EDGE, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Micro-USB and Bluetooth
- 9.5mm thin
- weight 160 gram
The Lava Iris Fuel 50 will be available in the Indian market in Black colour with a tag price Rs 7,799.