Lava International, India’s smartphone manufacturer today launched Lava Iris Win1 Windows Phone in India, priced at 4,999. Iris Win1 phone will be available from Dec 4 on Flipkart in price of $80. This is a 4 inch device with 1 GB RAm and 8 GB internal Storage. They already have a Windows Phone device under their XOLO brand, but Iris Win1 is the first under Lava brand in India. Iris Win1 will run on Windows Phone 8.1 OS.
The company has tied up with Flipkart to sell the Win1 online. It has a 4-inch WVGA display, is powered by a 1.2 GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon processor, has a 5-megapixel rear camera with LED flash and a 0.3-megapixel (VGA) front-facing camera. It has 3G connectivity and Dual SIM support.
The company has partnered with Flipkart to sell the smartphone exclusively. It has a 4-inch WVGA display, is powered by a 1.2 GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon processor, has a 5-megapixel rear camera with LED flash and a 0.3-megapixel (VGA) front-facing camera. It has 3G connectivity and Dual SIM support.
Celkon Win 400 that was launched yesterday has a similar display and processor, but this has 1GB RAM, 8GB of internal storage and comes with a 1950mAh battery, compared to 512MB RAM, 4GB of internal storage and 1500mAh battery on the Celkon smartphone.
Lava Iris Win1 Specifications and Price:
- Windows Phone 8.1 OS
- 1.2 GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon processor
- 1GB RAM
- 8GB internal memory, expandable memory with microSD
- 4-inch (800 x 400 pixels) capacitive touch TN screen display
- 5MP camera with LED Flash, BSI+ sensor
- 0.3MP front-facing camera
- Dual SIM (2G + 3G)
- 3.5mm audio jack, FM Radio
- 1950 mAh battery
- 3G, WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth, GPS
Navin Chawla, Vice President and Head-Product, Lava International Limited, said at Iris Win1 Launch event:
“At Lava we always endeavor to provide our consumers with best possible choices in terms of design, features, apps, services and now platforms as well. We are pleased to add Iris Win1 – Windows powered device in our smartphone portfolio for consumers who are looking for Windows platform.”
Rajiv Ahlawat, Director – Mobility, Microsoft India said:
I congratulate LAVA on the launch of their first Windows Phone. The Iris Win1 will be available to Indian consumers exclusively on Flipkart. Our deep engagement with local OEMs is one of the engines of growth for Windows Phone and we are proud of our partnership with LAVA. With the Iris Win1, Windows Phone is now available to a whole new group of consumers in India, who are looking for innovation and value.
Lava Iris Win1 Windows Phone will be available for sale from December 4. The device comes with a flip cover and screen guard inside the box along with other standard accessories.
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