Lava Officially Brings Out a New Budget Smartphone, The Iris X8
Indian mobile phone brand Lava was all ready to unveil its brand new device to take on the likes of the Redmi Note and the Yureka. On its website, it only posted the number 8 with the tagline “Get Ready to do more!” calling it their latest flagship offering. Now the company has officially launched the device and its called the Lava Iris X8.
Earlier Flipkart had mistakenly leaked the specs of the device. The listing was later removed, but it did flaunt off some impressive specs which got folks excited for the device.
The Iris X8 sports a 5.0 inch, 1280×720 IPS HD display. The display will be protected with Asahi Dragontrail glass. The device is powered by a 1.4GHz octa-core MediaTek processor along with 2 GB RAM. It has 16 GB internal storage that is expandable up to 32 GB.
On the camera front, the Iris X8 packs an 8 MP camera on the back along with dual LED flash, while a 3 MP selfie camera sits on the front. The device is powered by a 2500 mAh battery. It also offers features like Smart Wake-up and Gesture controls.
The Iris X8 comes with Android KitkKat 4.4 out of the box and is apparently upgradeable to Lollipop. Lava has also tied up with Airtel to provide 500 MB of bundled 3G data per month for two months.
By the looks of it, the X8 seems like a great device for anyone who doesn’t want to wait in line for the YU Yureka or the Redmi Note. With a price tag of Rs. 8,999, the device has good enough features to compete efficiently in the sub-Rs.10,000 market. Wait for the hands-on and full review of the Lava Iris X8 on iGyaan, coming up soon.