After launching the Iris Fuel 25 last month, Lava is now further expanding its Iris series and has launched the Icon smartphone in India. The device is priced at Rs 11,990 and will be available exclusively on Snapdeal from today. Also Read - Amazon, Flipkart and others to add labels to Chinese goods sold online in IndiaAlso Read - Lockdown 2.0: Amazon, Flipkart, E-commerce services allowed to operate in non-hotspot areas
As far as the specifications are concerned, the Lava Iris Icon flaunts a 5-inch screen with 720p display resolution. It is powered by a 1.3GHz quad-core processor paired with 2GB RAM. It houses 16GB of internal storage, which can be expanded up to 32GB via a microSD card. Also Read - Oppo Reno 2Z now available on pre-order: Price in India, specifications and all you need to know
On the camera front, it sports a 13-megapixel camera with a dual-LED flash, f/2.0 aperture and a 5 point lens system with a blue glass filter. On the front, there’s a 5-megapixel camera with a F/2.4 aperture. It packs a 2,500mAh battery and runs on Android 4.4 KitKat based on Lava’s new Star OS.
Lava says that the new Star OS has been made keeping in mind customer inputs and defined developer study which went for over a year. The UI by appearance is very similar to Android KitKat. We are still developing Star OS and this is just the beginning. In first version of Star Os mostly focuses on adding more software capabilities to the camera, said Nitin Verma, product manager, Lava International in a statement.
Lava also confirms that a Lollipop update will be rolled out for Icon smartphones soon. Connectivity wise, the smartphone offers dual-SIM support, 3G support, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth.
Snapdeal is also offering a free selfie stick to the first 500 consumers who buy the Lava Iris Icon from its website. At this price point, the smartphone will compete with the likes of Xiaomi Redmi Note 4G, Lenovo A7000, Moto G (second generation), Microsoft Lumia 640 and Yu Yureka.
Detailed specification comparison of the smartphones is given below:
|Features||Lava Icon||Lenovo A7000||Xiami Redmi Note 4G||Moto G 2015||Microsoft Lumia 640||Yu Yureka|
|Processor||1.3GHz quad-core||1.5GHz octa-core||1.6GHz quad-core||1.2GHz quad-core||1.2GHz quad-core||1.5GHz octa-core|
|Storage||16GB expandable||8GB expandable||8GB expandable||16GB expandable||8GB expandable||16GB expandable|
|Camera||13-megapixel/ 5-megapixel||8-megapixel/5-megapixel||13-megapixel / 5-megapixel||8-megapixel/2-megapixel||8-megapixel/0.9-megapixel||13-megapixel/5-megapixel|
|OS||Android 4.4 KitKat (upgradable to Lollipop)||Android 5.0 Lollipop||MIUI 6 based on Android 4.4 KitKat||Android 4.4 Kitkat (upgradable to Lollipop)||Windows Phone 8.1||CM OS 11|
|Price||Rs 11,990||Rs 8,999||Rs 9,999||Rs 12,999||Rs 11,999||Rs 8,999|