Lava Iris X8 with octa-core processor and 2GB RAM launched in India for Rs. 8,999
Lava International has expanded its ‘Iris X’ series with launching the Lava Iris X8 flagship smartphone in India today. With a price tag of Rs. 8,999, the new smartphone offers octa-core processing power.
The Lava Iris X8 features a 5-inch IPS display with 1280 x 720 pixels (HD) resolution and ASAHI glass protection. There is a MediaTek MT6592M chipset that has a 1.4GHz octa-core processor along with 2GB of RAM and 16GB internal storage, which can be expanded up to through a microSD card slot.
Originally running on Android 4.4 KitKat operating system, the Iris X8 is claimed to receive an update to Android 5.0 Lollipop through an over-the-air (OTA) update in future.
The smartphone sports an 8-megapixel BSI III camera sensor on the rear along with dual-LED flash and a 3-megapixel camera sensor is available on the front. There is Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0, A-GPS and a microUSB port along with USB OTG support.
The Iris X8 has dual-SIM support with dual-standby network and 3G network access is available to provide fast access. There is a smart swap technology that allows users to switch SIM cards on the go, without the need of any rebooting. It packs with a 2,500mAh battery which would deliver about a complete day backup on a single charge.
The company is offering an Intelligent Flip cover with the smartphone to give users an access to major applications such as music, calling, camera and messaging among others directly from its surface. In addition, the smartphone supports gestures like Smart Wake-up and Gesture controls.
On announcing the launch, Navin Chawla, Vice President & Head Product, LAVA International, said:
“We are proud to announce the launch of a new member to the hugely popular Iris X series. Over the last one year we have been strengthening our smartphone portfolio under Iris sub brand and have launched some great devices under the X series. The Iris X8 has been carefully designed after understanding requirements of consumers who are looking for a good looking powerful smartphone which allows them with the ability to multi-task. The Octa core processor and 2GB RAM in the smartphone offers that ease of use to consumers who are looking for a device which helps them to juggle between their personal, social and professional life while on the go. With such offerings we will continue to provide enhanced features to our consumers and offer them the power to do more and be more.”
The Lava Iris X8 will be available through Flipkart in white and black color options starting 12 noon on February 9. Soon thereafter, it will hit major retail stores and online marketplaces in the country.
Lava Iris X8 key specifications:
- 5-inch HD IPS display
- Android 4.4 KitKat OS, upgradable to Android Lollipop
- 1.4GHz octa-core MediaTek MT6592M processor
- 2GB of RAM, 16GB expandable storage
- 8MP rear camera, 3MP front camera
- Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, A-GPS, MicroUSB port
- Dual-SIM support
- 2,500mAh battery