Local smartphone maker Lava Mobiles has launched a new Android budget smartphone - Iris 405+ - in India for ₹6,999.

The smartphone, which is said to be an upgraded version of the Lava Iris 405, sports a 4-inch super LCD WVGA display with a pixel density of 233ppi and is powered by a 1.3 GHz dual-core processor, coupled with 512 MB of RAM. It also comes equipped with a 5 megapixel fixed-focus rear camera, with 720p HD video recording and a 0.3 megapixel front-facing camera.

On the connectivity front, the latest Iris smartphone supports Bluetooth with A2DP, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, GPRS, EDGE, GPS/ AGPS and 3G (HSPA+) and Micro-USB . It is powered by a 1400 mAh Li-ion battery which can deliver upto 10 hours of talk time and up to 657 hours standby time. Other stipulated features include 4GB inbuilt storage capacity, which can be further expanded upto 32 GB with microSD Card, and Android 4.2 Jelly Bean OS. The dual-SIM smartphone comes with several preloaded apps, such as Facebook, Subway Surfer, Temple Run 2 and WhatsApp.

"Lava Iris 405+ is a mid-range super slim Android smartphone. Equipped with the features that are best in the category, the device focuses on providing premium experience to our customers at an affordable price. We are committed to offer the most efficient & innovative products developed for a value conscious buyer and will continue to add more such products to our portfolio in the near future," said Hari Om Rai, Chairman & Managing Director, Lava International Ltd at the launch, as quoted by NDTV Gadgets.

Key Specifications

4-inch (800 x 480 pixels) display

1.3 GHz dual-core processor

 512MB RAM

4GB internal storage (with micoSD Card)

Android 4.2 Jelly Bean OS

5MP auto focus camera with LED flash

0.3-megapixel front camera

3G, WiFi, Bluetooth with A2DP, aGPS