Google recently confirmed the first batch of Android Oreo (Go Edition) smartphones will debut next month. While a few devices have already been unveiled at the MWC 2018 including the Nokia 1 and Alcatel 1X, Lava took the wheels on Tuesday to introduce its new Lava Z50 at the global tech show.
The new Lava handset features the optimised version of the latest Android OS, Android Go. The Lava Z50 will go on sale in India in mid-March, and it will be available at over 100,000 retail stores.
In terms of specifications, the Lava Z50 features a 4.5-inch FWVGA (854 x 480 pixel resolution) display with 2.5D curved Gorilla glass protection. Powering the phone is a quad-core MediaTek MT6737M processor clocked at 1.1GHz and paired with Mali720 GPU. As the Android Go tradition goes, the handset comes with 1GB of RAM and 8GB internal storage with further storage support for 128GB using microSD card.
For photography, the phone sports a 5-megapixel unit both at the front and rear side. Both come with LED flash module support. In addition, the Lava Z50 offers Bokeh mode to add a blur effect to the background. The dual-SIM smartphone supports up to 10 major Indian languages for search, as per the company. The phone will come in two colour variants- Black and Gold.
Lava is yet to announce the price of its new entry-level Lava Z50 handset. However, it will bundle a 2-year warranty and it will also include Airtel’s cashback offer worth Rs 2000. For more details about the Airtel cashback, you can click on the link here.
Commenting on the Lava Z50 Android Go smartphone announcement, Gaurav Nigam, Head – Product, Lava International said,”With LAVA Z50, powered by Android Oreo (Go edition), we are giving our first time smartphone users an impeccable software designed for faster processing, more memory at hand vs. non – Android Oreo (Go edition) phones, and the possibility to get entertainment through YouTube Go, to help users control their data. The camera has been enhanced to give Dual Bokeh experience and an LED flash for night time video calling.”