Lava Iris 402e
Lava Iris 350M low-cost Android Smartphone Released in India; Iris 402e to Hit Stores SoonLava Mobiles

Domestic smartphone maker, Lava has released a budget Android handset dubbed as Iris 350M via online store in India.

The new Lava Iris 350M sports a 3.5-inch HVGA (480 x 320) screen and ships with 1.0GHz dual-core processor, 512MB RAM, 512MB inbuilt memory (expandable up to 32GB via microSD card) and a 1,200 mAh Li-Ion battery.

Priced just under the ₹3,350, the Lava phone boasts of 2.0-megapixel primary camera, VGA (0.3-megapixel) camera on the front. As of now, it is has been made available at online store Home Shop 18.

Besides, Iris 350 M, Lava is also slated to release another entry-level smartphone, Iris 402e on the lines of rival Micromax Unite series. The former boasts 10 Indian dialect support, while latter is compatible with 20 plus regional languages.

Specification wise, Iris 402e is similar to the Iris 350M sans the increase in size and battery capacity. It sports WVGA (800 x 480p) display and features Android v4.2 Jelly Bean OS, dual-core processor, 512MB RAM and 512MB storage which can be expanded up to 32GB. The phone also houses a 2.0-megapixel main camera and a 0.3-megapixel snapper on the front.

As of now, there is no word on price of the device, but listing of the new Lava Iris 402e on the company's official website, suggests that the smartphone will be released soon.

In related news, rival Intex in collaboration with Mozilla is launching ultra low-cost (less than ₹2,000) Firefox OS based phone Cloud FX with 2.0-megapixel camera and 1GHz processor. [For more information, click here]

Key Specifications of Lava Iris 350M, Iris 402e:

Models Lava Iris 350M Lava Iris 402e
Display 3.5-inch HVGA (480x320p) screen 4.0-inch WVGA (800x480p) resolution screen with OGS technology
OS Android v4.2 Jelly Bean Android v4.2.1 Jelly Bean
Processor 1GHz dual-core CPU 1GHz dual-core CPU
Storage capacity 512MB, expandable up to 32GB 512MB, expandable up to 32GB
Camera Main: 2.0-megapixel camera with LED flash, 4X zoom,Front: VGA 0.3-megapixel Main: 2.0-megapixel camera with fixed focusFront: 0.3-megapixel VGA camera
Battery 1,200 mAh 1,450 mAh (Li-Ion);Talk time: up to 9 hours, 40 minStandby time: close to 200 hours
Network 2G 2G
Add-ons Dual-SIM slots, GPRS/EDGE, A-GPS, Bluetooth v2.0, FM radio, 10 language support, Dual-SIM slots, Bluetooth, GPRS/EDGE, Wi-Fi, USB connectivity
Dimensions ---------------- 126.0 x 65.0 x 10.35 mm
Weight ---------------- 100 g
Price ₹3,329/- Not revealed yet

[Image Credit: Lava Mobiles]