Lava Iris Fuel 60 Release Date, Price In India: New Phone Set To Launch Dec. 25 For Rs. 8,888
Lava Iris Fuel 60: Budget Phone With Monster Battery Launches This Month For Rs. 8,888Facebook / Lava Mobiles

Lava is making a striking deal with its latest Iris smartphone. The successor of Lava Iris Fuel 50, Fuel 60 is a step up from its predecessor in terms of specs and features.

Lava Iris Fuel 60 is a mid-range smartphone unveiled on Tuesday and will commence sales in India starting December 25. There are several notable upgrades that make the handset worthy and the timing is perfect to attract holiday shoppers.

Lava draws large similarities between the Iris Fuel 50 and Fuel 60. The display size is same as the current Iris Fuel model, measuring 5 inches, but it has upgraded the HD IPS display protected by Corning's Gorilla Glass 3. The camera sensor witnesses an upgrade from 8-megapixel in Fuel 50 to 10-megapixel in Fuel 60 model. It has the same 2-megapixel camera at the front of the device.

Under the hood, there's a 1.3GHz MediaTek MT6582 quad-core processor running the show for the Iris Fuel 60 mated with 1GB RAM, Mali-400MP GPU for graphics. It has an 8GB internal space for storage of music, apps, photos, videos and more, as well as an option to upgrade memory with a microSD card, which remains unchanged in both Fuel models.

More importantly, Lava has an impressive battery that powers Iris Fuel 60. There's a 4,000mAh battery on board with the new smartphone, offering up to "32 hours on 2G or 13.5 hours on 3G," the company said. The battery uses fast charging technology, and fully charges the device in 3 hours and 15 minutes.

Lava has carried forward the useful gesture recognition technology from the Fuel 50 model to bring easy access to camera, WhatsApp, music and more with simple gestures on the new Lava Iris Fuel 60. Users can tap on the locked screen twice and wake the phone up, much like Motorola smartphones.

Pricing and Availability

Lava's new addition to the Iris Fuel series is priced effectively. The MRP of Iris Fuel 60 is ₹9,250 but it will start selling for ₹8,888. The sales for the device will open December 25.