Following the launch of India's cheapest Windows Phone 8.1 handset by Celkon now another native manufacturer Lava has announced its first ever Windows Phone-based smartphone on the e-commerce site Flipkart.
Dubbed as Iris Win1, the smartphone is priced at Rs. 4,999 and will be available in the market on December 4, 2014. After Celkon Win400, Iris Win1 is the second Windows-based OS phone launched recently by an Indian manufacturer.
Lava Iris Win1 - Key Specifications:
The Lava Iris Win1 will sport 4-inch WVGA TN display and its processor is said to clock at 1.2GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon alongside 1GB RAM. As announced, it will support 8GB of built-in memory, which can be expandable up to 32GB via microSD card. This dual SIM smartphone will employ 5MP rear camera with LED flash and 0.3 MP front camera
Further, the Iris Win1 will run on Windows 8.1 and it will come juiced up with 1,950mAH battery. While on the connectivity side it will also support Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS and USB Connectivity.
Commenting on the launch of Iris Win1, Mr. Navin Chawla, Vice President and Head-Product, LAVA International Limited said, "At LAVA we always endeavor to provide our consumers with best possible choices in terms of design, features, apps, services and now platforms as well. We are pleased to add Iris Win1 - Windows powered device in our smartphone portfolio for consumers who are looking for Windows platform."
He further added, "Win1 will be exclusively launched on Flipkart. Our strong product offering coupled with Flipkart's exceptional service, we are hopeful to delight our online customers."
Speaking on the launch, Michael Adnani, VP - Retail & Head of Brand Alliances, Flipkart said, "We are excited to introduce the first LAVA smartphone powered by Windows on our platform. We are confident that this exclusive partnership will help us expand our offering of products and technology which is in tune with our customer requirements. The exclusive launch of LAVA Iris Win1is an extension of our commitment to bring world-class products for our customers backed by our superior service."
Commenting on the smartphone launch, Rajiv Ahlawat, Director - Mobility, Microsoft India said, "I congratulate LAVA on the launch of their first Windows Phone. The Iris Win1 will be available to Indian consumers exclusively on Flipkart. Our deep engagement with local OEMs is one of the engines of growth for Windows Phone and we are proud of our partnership with LAVA. With the Iris Win1, Windows Phone is now available to a whole new group of consumers in India, who are looking for innovation and value."
Starting from December 04, 2014, the Iris Win1 will be available on Flipkart for at Rs.4999/-
Lava Iris Win1 - Competitor
Celkon Win 400 which was launched a few days back also shares similar specifications in the Windows ecosystem, as the Lava's recently launched mobile.Priced at Rs 4,979, Celkon Win 400 comes with 4-inch WVGA, dual SIM slots(GSM+GSM), and it is clocked at 1.2 Ghz quad-core.Further, it also sports 5 MP rear camera with LED flash and 1.3 MP front facing camera alongside 3G connectivity. Moreover, Celkon Win 400 has 4GB of internal memory along with 32GB of expandable storage besides 512MB RAM.
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