Lava has launched an affordable smartphone called X46, which is priced at Rs 7,999. The Lava X46 supports 4G with VoLTE and is among the cheapest smartphone in Lava’s portfolio to feature VoLTE alongside the Lava X11. The dual-SIM smartphone is available in rose gold color, however there is no word on the availability of the smartphone. Also Read - Lava Pulse 1 feature phone with contactless thermometer launched in India
By supporting VoLTE, Lava has made its new smartphone future-proof. VoLTE is one of the highlight features of the Reliance Jio’s soon-to-be-launched 4G services. VoLTE or Voice over LTE essentially lets network operators handle cellular voice calls over LTE networks, which results in HD voice clarity, faster call connectivity among others. However, it depends on whether your carrier supports it or not. Also Read - Lava Z61 Pro, Lava A5, and Lava A9 ‘ProudlyIndian' special edition launched
Lava X46 specifications and features: The smartphone flaunts a 5-inch HD (720p) IPS display and is powered by a 1.3GHz quad-core processor paired with 2GB of RAM. Also on offer is 8GB of internal storage, which can be further expanded up to 32GB using a micro SD card.
On the camera front, the Lava X46 sports an 8-megapixel rear camera and a 5-megapixel wide angle selfie camera up front. Both cameras are accompanied with an LED flash. Other features of the camera include Child Mode, LCD as Flash, Wide Angle selfie, Audio Picture, Smile Shot, V Gesture, Full HD (1080p) Video Playback, and Digital Zoom.
On the connectivity part, the smartphone offers dual-SIM (4G+4G), Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, GPS, Bluetooth 4.0, and a micro-USB port. The Lava X46 runs on Android Lollipop 5.1 and comes with a 2,500mAh battery. The company claims that the battery will offer over 11 hours of talk-time and up to six days on standby mode.
There are many smartphones in this price segment, which offer 4G with VoLTE support these days. The Lava X46 is set to face tough competition from the likes of Intex Aqua Shine 4G and Reliance Digital LYF Wind 4 which are priced at Rs 7,699 and Rs 6,799 respectively.