When every tech vendor is fighting a hard battle to promote their new quad-core handsets, Lava International is solidifying its dual-core phone segment to occupy lower end strata of the market.
GizBot informed our readers back in June about the coming of sub Rs. 5000 dual-core smartphone from India-based tech vendor Lava International. Now Lava Iris 356 and Iris 402 with dual-core processor and Android 4.2 Jelly Bean are ready to hit the market soon. These new handsets from Lava were spotted on company's official website. The first report of the sighting was done by the folks at FoneArena blog.
The Lava Iris 356 is a dual-SIM smartphone having a 3.5-inch HVGA display (480 x 320). Inside, a 1.2GHz dual-core processor coupled with 256MB of RAM and 512MB of ROM (expandable up to 32GB via microSD card) should be enough to run apps.
Android 4.2 Jelly Bean comes out of the box. The device measures 12.9mm in terms of thickness and weighs 112grams including battery. The makers have added a 1,500mAh Li Ion battery. There's a 1.3-mega pixel camera on the rear back and VGA quality camera n the front. Other prominent features include: 3G, 2G, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and Wi-Fi Hotspot, amongst others. The handset will be available in Crystal White, Black and Grey. It is priced at Rs. 4,499.
While the Lava Iris 402 boasts off large display and better rear camera. The phone comes with a 4-inch WVGA display having resolution of 480 x 800 pixels. It packs a 1.2-GHz dual-core processor coupled with 256MB of RAM, 512MB of ROM (expandable up to 32GB via microSD card).
This dual SIM phone supports 3G connectivity. There's a 3-mega pixel rear facing camera on the back and on the front VGA quality camera is given. Android 4.2 Jelly Bean comes out of the box. The handset measures 11.4mm in terms of thickness and weighs including 124grams battery. It also packs a 1,500mAh Li Ion battery.
The phone will be available in three dashing colors: Crystal White, Grey and Red. The Lava Iris 402 is priced at Rs. 5,499. Talking about the retail availability, Lava International is yet to share concrete details.
With Lava coming up with two affordable dual-core handsets in the coming days, it is to be seen whether international players like Samsung are ready to bring a dual-core phone around Rs. 5000. Sammy sells Galaxy Star at Rs. 5000, but the processor is still single core. On the other hand, Nokia's Asha 501 lacks beefy processor. Stay tuned to GizBot for more updates.