Lava’s Iris 460 smartpghone has a drool worthy design, but some downsides as well

Among the onslaught of countless device launches at the IFA 2014, Lava has decided to reveal its Iris 460 smartphone. While its timing couldn’t be worse, the OEM has in fact delivered a very attractive handset that comes flaunting a stylish rear panel.

Based on the details provided on the Lava Iris 460, the device’s back cover is made from leather (artificial we assume) and is handcrafted. As you can see in the image below, the texture certainly looks eye-catchy and there’s a very alluring price tag attached to the phone as well.

Lava Iris 460

For just Rs 6699, you get an alluring design where the front resembled the flagship Pro series and the recently surfaced Iris X5. Along with Android 4.4 KitKat, the phone also serves 11 languages, namely English, Hindi, Tamil, Telegu, Kannada, Punjabi, Gujarati, Marathi, Bangla, Malayalam and Oriya.

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The Iris 460 handset also has 3G WCDMA radios, but there appears to be support for only the 900MHz band which means that connectivity will be limited in certain areas. We can confirm that it will work with Airtel and Vodafone in Mumbai, Kolkata and Delhi as well as Idea, but only in Delhi. There are dual SIM card slots too, and they both are 3G enabled.

Front Rear Views

You’ll find the key specs of the Lava Iris 460 listed below:

– 4.5-inch FWVGA IPS display
– 1.3GHz dual Core processor
– 1GB RAM, 8GB storage, 32GB expandable
– Android 4.4 KitKat
– Dual SIM support
– 5MP rear camera, VGA front snapper
– 1650mAh battery

The Lava Iris 460 is expected to go on sale in the coming days through national retail stores and online portals.