There are already a number of smartphones that have been launched with the name 'X'. The Moto X, the Nokia X and now one more phone joining the 'X' league is the latest offering from Lava. The company has today officially launched the latest Iris X1 smartphone with the best internals possible, very favorably priced at Rs. 7,999. The Iris X1 will be available in black and white color variants. It comes with an intelligent Flip cover powered by hall sensor that puts the phone automatically in sleep mode ensuring reduced battery consumption.
The Iris X1 will be available online exclusively on Amazon.in from 27th May. Online buyers will also get a free 16GB Ultra Micro SD card with the device which will be only applicable for orders placed on Amazon.in on 27th May.
Launched as a competitor against Micromax Unite 2 and the recently launched Canvas Engage, Lava Iris X1 also comes with the latest Android KitKat v4.4.2 OS. Obviously, this is another hard hitting contender for the recently launched Moto E which comes with the same Android OS version.
Lava Iris X1 takes a leaf out of the Iris Pro series as far as the aesthetics is concerned. Iris X1 sports a 4.5-inch FWVGA IPS (854 x 480 pixels) display. With an 8.9 mm of thickness and 138 grams in weight, the handset is also very convenient.
On the performance aspect, it is powered by a 1.2 GHz Quad-Core Broadcom BCM23550 processor coupled with 1GB RAM. Iris X1 provides an excellent 3D gaming experience and video performance with help of a specialized graphics engine based on Videocore multimedia technology.
Iris X1 sports an 8 MP rear camera with LED flash and a 1.4 µm pixel BSI+ sensor. The sensor increases the amount of light that gets captured and improves low-light photography significantly. The rear Camera supports full HD (1080p) video recording and playback, comes with Auto focus, touch to focus functionality and HDR mode that automatically snaps a rapid burst of photos to select the best possible shot. It also includes a 2.0-MP front-facing camera for video calling.
The device comes with 4GB of internal memory that is expandable up to 32GB via micro-SD card.
On connectivity front, the dual SIM Iris X1 comes with 3G connectivity apart from Wi-Fi, Bluetooth v4.0 BLE (Bluetooth low energy), micro-USB and EDGE. It offers OTG support to enable file transfer through USB drive on the move. The device promises crystal clear calling experience by using Dual MIC for Active Noise Cancellation.
The phone packs a long-lasting 1800 mAh battery providing ample back up for multimedia payback, talk-time and stand-by.
Mr. Hari Om Rai, Chairman & Managing Director, Lava International Ltd., said "Lava is proud to announce the launch of ‘X' series with the Lava Iris X1, a beautifully crafted smartphone with best in class hardware & software features. It is for the consumers who not only want a high performance device but also a beautiful design. Iris X1 is designed to mesmerize the consumers and will surely create ripples in the market at this price point. We are confident that the latest hardware and software features coupled with its great design will surely deliver a rich experience to the consumers."
If you look at the specs, the latest Lava Iris X1 is very much similar to Micromax Unite 2 and in terms of camera it is even a tad better.