The Lava Z50 runs on Android 8.1 Oreo and on the connectivity front, it supports 4G VoLTE, WiFi 802.11b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0, GPS and dual-SIM slot.
Lava has today launched Lava Z50, the first Android Oreo (Go edition) smartphone in the country. The Lava Z50 carries a MOP of Rs 4,400 and Airtel will offer Rs 2,000 cashback as a part of ‘Mera Phela Smartphone’ initiative. Users will get a cashback of Rs 2,000, which brings down the price from Rs 4400 to Rs 2400. It will be available for purchase from Flipkart, Amazon and Snapdeal online as well as over 100,000 retail stores across India. The Lava Z50 also comes with 2-year manufacturer warranty. It comes in Black and Gold colour options.
The smartphone was first unveiled at the Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2018 last month.
Coming to key specifications, the Lava Z50 features a 4.5-inch FWVGA display with a screen resolution of 854 x 480 pixels. The device is powered by a 1.1GHz quad-core MediaTek MT6737M processor along with Adreno 304 GPU.
The phone is backed by a 1GB of RAM and 8GB of internal storage, which can be further expanded up to 128GB via micro SD card slot. On the camera front, it features a 5-megapixel rear camera with LED flash and 5-megapixel front-facing camera for selfies and video calling. The phone runs on Android 8.1 Oreo and on the connectivity front, it supports 4G VoLTE, WiFi 802.11b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0, GPS and dual-SIM slot.
Though the specifications remain below average, it is the software that will make a major difference. The Android Oreo (Go Edition) is meant for low-end devices that run with 512MB to 1GB of memory. The aim is to provide the latest Android updates to the masses and it will be available as a part of Android 8.1 release.
The latest Android Oreo (Go edition) is specially optimized for the entry-level handsets and it includes better performance along with built-in data management features and security benefits. Google has also designed a new set of Google apps including includes Google Go, Google Assistant Go, YouTube Go, Google Maps Go, Gmail Go, Gboard, Google Play, Chrome, and the new Files Go app, which are meant to be lighter and it will smoother on the entry-level devices.
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