Earlier this month, a report surfaced online claiming that Lava was planning on launching a next-generation Android One smartphone this month. Now, an unannounced smartphone called Iris X5 4G has been spotted online, which could be a part of the aforementioned lineup. Also Read - Best laptops under Rs 40,000 in July 2021: Mi Notebook 14, Asus VivoBook 14, and moreAlso Read - Spotify's What's New Feed will now notify users about new releases in real-time
As per the GFX Benchmark listing, the Iris X5 4G is said to sport a 4.6-inch HD (1280×720 pixels) display, and is powered by a 1.3GHz MediaTek MT6735 quad-core processor paired with Mali-T720 GPU and 2GB of RAM. Additionally, the smartphone also features 16GB internal storage, 12-megapixel rear camera, 7-megapixel selfie camera and on the software front, runs on Android 5.1 out-of-the box. While not mentioned in the list, the 4G in the nomenclature could be a hint at its 4G LTE capabilities. Also Read - Nothing Ear 1, the company's first product officially launched in India
If true, this would be a far cry from the firs-generation Android One smartphones that launched last year. The smartphones launched featured a 4.5-inch FWVGA display, 1.3GHz MediaTek MT6582 quad-core SoC, 1GB of RAM, and 4GB internal storage with microSD card slot. Also included were 5-megapixel rear camera, 2-megapixel selfie camera, and a 1,700mAh battery. While the smartphones were launched with Android 4.4.4 KitKat out-of-the-box, they have since been updated to Android Lollipop.
The bump in the specifications will also have an effect on the price. Where the first-generation smartphones were priced around the Rs 6,000 mark, Lava s Android One smartphone is expected to be priced around Rs 12,000.
There is however still no word on when Lava or Google plan on launching the second-generation Android One smartphones.