Lava introduced three new budget smartphones suitable for Indian consumers with a focus on bringing high-speed 4G connectivity to mobile users at an affordable price. Lava A72 and A76 were launched on Thursday, while the company said the A89 will be available in the coming weeks.
The new range of Lava 4G smartphones come with VoLTE support that ensures better voice quality and run Android 5.1 Lollipop OS. All three phones are powered by 1.5GHz quad-core processors combined with 1GB RAM and 8GB expandable storage. The smartphone maker guaranteed that the A72 and A89 smartphones will get the latest Android 6.0 Marshmallow, but did not mention the timeline.
Lava A76 is the lowest of them all in terms of price. The A76 comes with a price tag of Rs. 5,699, while the A72 and A89 cost Rs. 6,499 and Rs. 5,999, respectively. All three phones are almost identical when it comes to the specifications and we have listed individual spec-sheets of all three phones below:
Lava A72 sports a 5-inch display, a 5-megapixel front and rear facing camera sensors with LED flash. The handset has a 2,500mAh battery, which is the biggest in the series. The A72 comes in two colour combinations, white and gold, and blue and black.
Lava A89 is yet to be released in the market but sits between the A72 and A76 in terms of specs and pricing. Like the A72, the A89 also has a 5-inch display and a 5MP rear-facing camera with LED flash. However, the front camera has a 2MP sensor with LED flash and a slightly downgraded 2,000mAh battery.
Lava A76 features a 4.5-inch display, a 5-megapixel primary camera and a VGA front facing snapper with LED flash on both sides. The A76 packs a 1,850mAh battery and it comes in black and white colour options.
Lava did not reveal certain details such as the handsets' display resolutions and the battery life. But the company noted some interesting additions that make these new phones attractive. According to the company, all three phones can record videos in HD and support HD video playback.
The devices support multi-tasking while playing videos in the background and using the phone for other tasks. The music player can be controlled without turning the screen on and gesture support makes it easy to access certain apps without having to navigate through multiple menus. The devices have flip to mute function, LED flash on incoming calls and auto call recording features as well.