Lava, the Indian smartphone manufacturer has launched its new smartphone in the Indian market — Lava Z50. The phone, which is a part of Google‘s Android Go program, was unveiled at Mobile World Congress last month.
The smartphone features a 4.5-inch FWVGA display with 854 x 480 pixels screen resolution and 2.5D curved glass on top with a layer of Corning Gorilla Glass for protection from minor scratches.
Under the hood, the device is powered by a MediaTek MT6737M 1.1GHz quad-core processor, along with Adreno 304 GPU. It packs 1GB RAM and 8GB internal storage with support for memory expansion up to 128GB through microSD card.
Coming to the camera department, the smartphone comes with a 5-megapixel rear camera with an LED flash and a 5-megapixel front-facing camera that too has an LED flash. The Dual SIM smartphone supports 4G VoLTE, WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0, and GPS as connectivity options.
One of the major highlights of the is that it runs on Android Oreo (Go Edition) which is a lightweight fork of the Android 8.1 Oreo operating system that is designed to run more efficiently on underpowered hardware.
It also comes with a specialized, trimmed-down set of Google apps like Google Go, Maps Go, which don’t require a ton of resources to function. The Lava Z50 is powered by a 2,000mAh battery which should be enough to last whole day on a single charge.
The Lava Z50 is priced at Rs. 4,400 (approximately $68) in India and will be available through offline as well as online stores. The company has also partnered with Airtel as a part of “Mera Pehla Smartphone” program which offers a cashback of Rs. 2,000, bringing the effective price of the phone down to Rs 2,400, which roughly converts to $37.