Lava Launches Iris X8 With Octa-Core SoC, 2GB RAM, Priced at Rs. 8,999

lava-iris-x8Lava launched its latest Iris X8 smartphone priced at Rs. 8,999 and the device is available in all retail stores, besides Flipkart for online sale from Monday.

Airtel has offered up to 500MB of free 3G data for first two months in 3G circles for its customers having the handset.

The Lava Iris X8 sports a dual-SIM (GSM+GSM) smartphone, runs on Android 4.4 KitKat and is upgradable to Android 5.0 Lollipop at a later date.

The Laval Iris X8 comes with a 5-inch HD (720×1280 pixels) IPS display, Asahi Dragontrail glass protection, 1.4GHz octa-core processor with 2GB of RAM and Mali 450 MP GPU.

The Lava Iris X8 has 16GB memory storage, expandable with a microSD card up to 32GB and it sports an 8MP rear camera with LED flash and BSI 3 sensor. The second camera sports 3-megapixel front-facing one for selfies. The rear camera supports full-HD video recording, besides providing features like Panorama, HDR mode, face detection, smile shot and voice capture options.

Connectible to 3G, GPRS/ EDGE, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Micro-USB, and Bluetooth, the smartphone has a 2500mAh battery which is far below the 3000-range being offered on many phones.

The Lava Iris X8 measures 143.4×70.9×8.6mm, weighs 160 grams, and is available in black and white colours. It comes with an accelerometer, ambient light sensor, magnetometer, and a proximity sensor.

Navin Chawla, Vice President and Head Product, Lava International, said: “The Iris X8 has been carefully designed after understanding requirements of consumers who are looking for a good looking powerful smartphone which allows them with the ability to multi-task.”

The Lava Iris X8 may give competition to Micromax’s Yu Yureka and Xiaomi Redmi Note in the same budget phones segment.


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