Indian handset maker Lava has launched a new smartphone, Iris 458q, that’s powered by a 1.2GHz quad-core processor at a price of just Rs. 8,999. It is the cheapest  quad-core processor smartphone available in the market so far. This smartphone  features a 4.5-inch FWVGA capacitive touch sceen display with a resolution of 480×854 pixels. It runs on Android 4.2 Jelly Bean, the latest android update. It has a 8-megapixel auto focus rear camera with LED flash and a 0.3MP (VGA) front-facing camera.


During  the launch of this quad core smartphone, Mr. SN Rai, Co – Founder & Director, Lava International Ltd. said, “ Innovation and understanding of consumer needs are a couple of key strengths for LAVA and that helps us introduce powerful smartphones across various price segments for all users. The Iris 458q is our latest offering for users who love to carry a stylish smartphone with the latest technology without burning a hole in the pocket.”

This handset  offers 4GB of internal storage that can be expanded by using a microSD card. The phone offers a variety of connectivity options like 3G, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 3.0. The Lava 458q has a 2,000mAh battery. This phone has a slim body with curved corners and  matte finish on the back. It comes with sensors like Proximity, Light and G Sensor. The Lava 458q is powered by a 2,000mAh battery.

This handset comes with pre-loaded apps like WeChat, Push Mail, Ebook reader and more along with some HD movies and HD games.

This smartphone is now available across all major retail and online stores. Some key specifications of Lava Iris 458q are discussed below:

  • 4.5-inch (854 ×480 pixels) FWVGA capacitive touch sceen display
  • Dual SIM (GSM + GSM) with Dual Standby
  • Android 4.2 (Jelly Bean) OS
  • 1.2 GHz quad-core processor
  • 8MP Auto Focus Camera with LED flash
  • 0.3MP front-facing camera
  • 3.5mm audio jack, FM Radio with recording
  • 3G, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 3.0  and GPS
  • 512MB RAM, 4GB of internal memory, Expandable memory up to 32GB with micro SD
  • 2000 mAh battery

Apart from Iris 458q, Lava has even launched two different models like  Iris 455 and Iris 405.  Priced at Rs. 8,699, the Lava Iris 455 features a 4.5-inch 540×960 pixels capacitive display and runs Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean). It is powered by a 1GHz dual-core processor along with 512MB of RAM. It comes with 4GB of internal storage and expandable memory upto 32GB via microSD card. Connectivity options consist of 3G, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and GPS.

The Lava Iris 405 is priced at Rs. 7,499 and comes with a smaller 4-inch 480×800 pixels display. It is also powered by a 1GHz dual-core processor and runs Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean).

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Yogitha, loves to write, on just about anything. Realising her passion not too late in life, she managed to complete her Masters in Communication from Women's Christian College, Chennai. Currently, she works as a Technical Writer with Cognizant. A complete 'sitcom buff'', her current must see list has 'The Big Bang Theory' right on top!

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