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Lava Iris 501 – Dual SIM phablet released in India
Lava Iris 501 has been announced for the Indian markets. Whats special about this Android smartphone is that it is another smartphone which will offer the customer a “phablet” like experience and that too even at a budget.
Competition in the budget phablets segment gets hotter with Lava Iris 501, featuring 5-inch display, Android 4.0.4 Ice Cream Sandwich OS, 1GHz dual-core processor and Dual SIM option.
Lava has introduced a sub-Rs. 10k Android phablet, called the Iris 501. The new Lava phablet runs Android 4.0.4 Ice Cream Sandwich OS and is powered by a 1GHz dual-core processor.
The Lava Iris 501 has dimensions of 148.5x79x10.5mm, and sports a 5-inch display with a 480×800 pixels resolution. The phablet features dual-SIM (GSM + GSM) support, a 5MP autofocus rear camera and VGA front-facing camera. In terms of connectivity, the Iris 501 features USB, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, and GPS. The company is offering a free 4GB microSD card.
The Lava Iris 501 comes preloaded with apps like Hike, Saavn Music, Fusion Music organizer app and games from Gameloft like Asphalt HD pre-installed. The device comes with a 2,300 mAh battery. With the Iris 501, Lava has also joined the battle of budget phablets, which have flooded the market of late. The device will be competing against a range of budget dual-SIM phablets in the market such as the Micromax Canvas 2 A110, iBall Andi 5C, Spice Stellar Horizon, Zync Z5 Cloud and the Intex Aqua 5.0.
The Android smartphone will retail for Rs. 9999 for the Indian markets.