After more than a four-month delay, Noida-based Lava International Ltd has finally pulled the wraps off the much-anticipated Iris Pro 30 smartphone in India.
The company had begun flashing Iris Pro advertisemens on television in August last year and had postponed its launch indefinitely citing "business exigencies" as an excuse. Today, the company has launched the new phone for ₹15,999 and the device will hit stores (both online and brick-and-mortar) in the third week of January.
Lava's new Iris Pro 30 sports a 4.7-inch IPS HD (1280x720p) display boasting of OGS (One Glass Solution) technology. Its curvaceous body contour seems to have been influenced by the Apple iPhone design sans the size and the button placements.
Inside, it packs 1.2GHz quad-core processor, PowerVR SGX544 graphics engine, Android v4.2.2 Jelly Bean OS, 2000 mAh battery with CABC technology, 8.0-megapixel main camera (with Dual LED flash, BSI sensor & auto-focus) and a 3.0-megapixel snapper on the front.
The new phone also boasts of smart gesture features such as voice/faced based screen locking and flip to mute the call.
Once released, the mid-range smartphone Lava Iris Pro 30 will be pitted against Micromax Canvas 4, Canvas Turbo A250, Sony Xperia L, Samsung Galaxy Quattro, HTC Desire XC, LG Optimus L9 P765 and others.
Key specifications of Lava Iris Pro 30:
|Model||Lava Iris Pro 30|
|Display||4.7-inch IPS HD (1280x720p) screen with OGS (One Glass Solution) technology and also comes protected with Corning Gorilla glass shield|
|OS||Android v4.2.2 Jelly Bean|
|Processor||1.2GHz Quad-core CPU|
|Storage Capacity||4GB (available: 2.43GB), expandable up to 32GB|
|Camera||Main: 8.0-megapixel camera with dual-LED flash, BSI sensor, blue glass filter, auto-focusFront: 3.0-megapixel camera|
|Battery||2000 mAh (Li-Ion) cell with CABC (Content Adaptive Backlight Control) power saving technology enabling to lasts 30-percent more than the conventional batteries;Talk time: up to 7.5 hours (2G) and 4.5 hours (3G)
Standby mode: 400 hours
|Add-ons||Dual-SIM slots (normal + micro), Bluetooth v4.0, Wi-Fi, GPRS/EDGE, Google maps, OTG support, USB connectivity, FM radio, smart gesture features|
|Dimensions||138.0 x 66.7 x 7.5 mm|
|Colours||Grey & Black|