The Lava Iris 504q has gone official and the smartphone has also received a price along with flagship status for the company’s Android portfolio for 2013. It’s kind of weird that Lava would develop a mid-range handset as a flagship. Nevertheless, this addition has been given the special treatment through a few enhancements to make it an alluring pick.
The Lava Iris 504q is the first in its series to come with an HD display and it’s the fourth from the manufacturer to proffer visuals in 720p, with the first 3 devices being the X1000 with a 2GHz Intel processor as well as the A1000 and the Q1000 from the Xolo series. The handset runs on Android 4.2 Jelly Bean with gesture support. This basically means that users will be able to carry out certain commands by simply swiping their hand above the screen.
This can be used to click images and record videos, change audio, video and FM tracks as well as flip through content in the gallery. At 8.4mm thick, the Lava Iris 504q weighs 140 grams. Tucked away within its slim profile is a quad core processor, the Cortex A7 to be precise, with a frequency of 1.2GHz. On the memory front, buyers will receive 1GB of RAM and 4GB of ROM out of which, only 2GB will be accessible for hoarding content.
The touchscreen on the Lava Iris 504q features an IPS HD panel with OGS technology and it spans 5 inches wide. For capturing images and videos, there’s an 8MP AF primary camera on the rear and a 2MP webcam above the display. As an extra bonus, the device is preloaded with the Hungama Music application, LavaZone, the Opera web browser and the Modern Combat HD game from Gameloft.
Those looking forward to owning the Iris 504q in India will have to shell out Rs 13,499. The smartphone will be available for purchase through various retail, multi-brand and online stores across the country during the fourth week of June. The device will be bundled with an OTG cable, a screen guard and a flip cover.
Specifications of the latest flagship:
– Platform: Android 4.2 Jelly Bean
– Display: 5-inch 720p HD IPS touchscreen
– Processor: 1.2GHz quad core Cortex A7 processor
– Connectivity: USB OTG, Wi-Fi with HotSpot, GPS, 3G, Bluetooth A2DP
– RAM: 1GB
– Memory: 4GB onboard, 32GB expandable
– Battery: 2000mAh Li-polymer
– Dimensions: 142.9mm x 72.9mm x 8.4mm
– Weight: 140 grams