Lava has today launched the Iris X8 in India. The smartphone is priced at Rs 8,999, and will be on sale exclusively via Flipkart next week on February 9. Also Read - Lava Z2 Max with a 7-inch display launched in India: Price, specifications
As far as specifications are concerned, the Iris X8 flaunts a 5-inch HD (1280×720 pixels) IPS display with Asahi Dragontrail glass protection, and is powered by a 1.4 GHz MediaTek MT6592M octa-core processor paired with 2GB of RAM. Also included is 16GB internal storage, which can be further expanded using a microSD card. Also Read - Today's Tech News: FAU-G India launch, Jio suspends internet services in Delhi NCR
The smartphone also features an 8-megapixel rear camera with dual-LED flash, 3-megapixel front-facing camera, and a 2,500mAh battery. Connectivity options include dual-SIM card slots, 3G support, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0, and on the software front, it runs on Android 4.4 KitKat. The company has also promised that it will soon be updating the smartphone to Android Lollipop. Also Read - Lava Zup to go live today, Lava Z1 available at Rs 4,999
As an introductory offer, Airtel subscribers buying the Iris X8 will get 500MB of free 2G/3G data for a period of two months.
At this price point, the Iris X8 will face some tough competition from the likes of the Xiaomi Redmi Note 4G, and the Yu Yureka, which offer better specifications and LTE capability as well.