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Lava Announced The Affordable Iris X1 Mini and X1 Grand Smartphones In India

January 27, 2015 - Written By Kristijan Lucic

Lava is one of the best-known Indian manufacturers. This India-based company releases lots of devices during the year, though usually sticks to the low and mid-range category and introduces very affordable handsets. This time is no different, the company has announced two new additions to their smartphone lineup, the Iris X1 Mini and X1 Grand smartphones. Let’s see what they have to offer.

Let’s kick things off with the low-end Iris X1 Mini handset. This device features a 4-inch 800 x 480 IPS display along with 512MB of RAM and 4GB of internal storage (expandable via microSD card up to 32GB). The smartphone is powered by a 1.2GHz quad-core processor, though the brand isn’t specified, and it ships with a 1,750mAh battery. Android 4.4.2 KitKat comes pre-installed on this device and the handset offers dual-SIM, dual standby connectivity. 5-megapixel snapper is located on the back of this device (PureCel sensor) and LED flash is also included. The Iris X1 Mini is only 9mm thick and it offers 3G HSPA+ connectivity, while Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0 and GPS are also included in this package, of course.

The Iris X1 Grand is a somewhat more powerful device than the X1 Mini. This is a mid-range smartphone and it sports a 5-inch 854 x 480 IPS display, 1GB of RAM and 8GB of in-built storage (expandable via microSD card up to 32GB). 8-megapixel shooter is this device’s main shooter and it is located on the back of the device (BSI sensor) next to the LED flash, and a 2-megapixel shooter is available up front. 2,200mAh battery ships with this device, and a 1.3GHz MT6582 quad-core chip by MediaTek is powering this thing along with Mali-400 GPU. Android 4.4.2 KitKat come pre-installed here and the Android Lollipop upgrade is coming soon. This is also a dual-SIM, dual standby device and it also offers 3G HSPA+ connectivity, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0 and GPS.

The Iris X1 Mini comes in Ink Black, White-Silver and White-Gold color options, and it costs Rs. 4,348 ($71). The X1 Grand, on the other hand, will be available in White with Silver, White with Gold and Black color options, this handset will set you back Rs. 7,326 ($119) should you choose to purchase it. Both of these handsets will be available for purchase in the first week of February across India.