Indian smartphone maker Lava has joined the fast-growing train of Android phone makers who are embracing Google’s Android Go platform. The company Tuesday announced its first smartphone running Android Ore0(Go edition) also known as Android Go. The model is christened Lava Z50 was showcased at the ongoing MWC 2018 and will go on sale in mid-March across stores in India.
The Lava Z50 is the product of a collaboration between Lava and Airtel as part of the telecom giant’s Mera Pehla Smartphone initiative. So, the device comes with an Rs. 2,000 cashback courtesy of Airtel. It also offers 2 years warranty just like other smartphones in Lava’s Z series.
Lava Z50 features a 4.5-inch FWVGA display with 2.5D Corning Gorilla Glass for protection but a resolution of 480×854 pixels. The device is also powered by a 1.1GHz quad-core MediaTek MT6737M SoC paired with 1GB of RAM. There is also an 8GB native storage onboard the device.
On the camera aspect, the Z50 packs a 5MP camera both at the front and rear. The front and rear camera are also accompanied by LED flashlights. Lava said the Z50 will offer a Bokeh mode. As stated earlier, the device runs Android 8.1 Oreo (Go edition). The version of Android has been optimised to provide a smooth experience on low-end handsets with less than 1GB of RAM. It comes preloaded with apps such as YouTube Go and others. The device will be available in Black and Gold colour variants.