Indian phone maker, Lava has today unveiled its second Android Go smartphone with the launch of the Z61. The budget handset, in addition to Android Go as the software, comes with a tall 18:9 screen and has a 2GB RAM variant which features the standard version of Android Oreo. The Android Go option is priced at Rs. 5750 and will be available in over 80,000 retail stores. Details for the other model will be revealed next month.
The Lava Z61, on the front, has a 5.45-inch HD+ 2.5D screen and Corning Gorilla Glass protection. It’s powered by an unnamed quad-core chipset, 1/2GB of RAM, 16GB of internal storage which is expandable through a MicroSD card slot, and a 3000mAh battery.
As for the cameras, the Z61 has an 8-megapixel autofocus sensor on the rear and a 5-megapixel selfie snapper. Both of them are assisted by a single LED flash too. The phone is compatible with two SIM cards as well, 4G VoLTE and its software has a nifty ‘Language’ shortcut on the home screen which lets users easily switch system languages.
Even though Lava’s new Z61 isn’t the first smartphone to launch with an 18:9 screen and Android Go, it does offer a vastly better set of specifications especially in the camera department. Earlier this month, Intex introduced the INFIE 3 which also has an 18:9 display but comes with a meager 2-megapixel front camera and 8GB of storage.
Lava Z61 Specifications
- 5.45-inch (1440 x 720 pixels) HD+ 2.5D screen, curved glass display, Corning Gorilla Glass protection
- Quad-core processor clocked at 1.5GHz
- 1/2GB RAM, 16GB internal storage, expandable up to 128GB with microSD
- Android 8.1 (Oreo) Go Edition/Android 8.1 (Oreo)
- Dual SIM, 4G VoLTE, WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0, GPS
- 8-megapixel autofocus rear camera, LED flash
- 5-megapixel front-facing camera, LED flash
- 3000mAh battery