Lava Iris N501, 5 inch Dual SIM Android ICS phablet at Rs 9,999 in India

Lava has launched its first 5-inch phablet sized Dual SIM smartphone running on Android Ice Cream Sandwich operating system. Take a quick look to get into depth in regards to the features, specifications, range and close competitors of this smartphone.

Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2013 has created a sensational excitement throughout the world, especially towards the community of mobile freaks. These people like us keep waiting to witness the best smartphones that are set to hit the markets almost in all the quarters of 2013 invariably. CES 2013 commenced on January 8th and Lava had been shooting in few teasers for their upcoming smartphone launch.

Finally on January 11th, the cat was out of the bag. It is their first entry into the smartphone segment with a 5 inch Android ICS phablet; Lava Iris N501. Lava had geared up the production of smartphones under its brand 'Iris' to a greater extent recently. In the range of Android smartphones under the brand 'Iris', we have the newly launched Lava Iris N501 into the limelight right now. Lava Iris N501 is a Dual SIM 5 inch smartphone that will fit into the phablet sized category.

Lava Iris N501

The Lava Iris N501 runs on Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich operating system. It is powered by a 1 GHz dual-core MediaTek processor and a 512 MB RAM. This combination is apparently capable of smooth running of applications, multi-tasking and seamless processing. The resolution (480 X 800) pixels are fair enough to view the shots at a decent pixel rate.

Dual camera options are provisioned in Lava Iris N501. The rear camera is of 5 MP equipped with auto focus and LED flash feature. The front facing shooter is of 0.3 MP which is fair enough for video calling. The internal storage is of 4 GB; however it is expandable via microSD upto 32 GB. The connectivity options include 3G, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, GPS and microUSB 2.0 support.

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The battery strength is of 2300 mAh and is capable of lasting up to 7.8 hours of talk time and 620 hours of standby time. The Lava Iris N501 comes pre-loaded with Saavn Music App, Cricket Fever, Fusion Music Organizer app, Asphalt HD, Saving Private Sheet, Little Big City and Shark Dash.

The Lava Iris N501 is expected to be priced around Rs 9,999 which is quite considerable when compared to most the phablet sized smartphones that fall under the price range of Rs 12,000. Certain leaks reveal that you get a 4GB memory card free along with every purchase. The close competitors of Lava Iris N501 will be the dual SIM 5-inch phablet sized smartphones iBall Andi 5C, Micromax A110, Zync Z5 Cloud, Intex Aqua 5.0 and Spice Stellar. Here is a quick rundown of the key specifications of the Lava Iris N501.
Lava Iris N501

Key Specifications

• Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich OS
• 1 GHz dual core processor
• 5.0 inch capacitive touch display (480 X 800) pixels
• 5 MP rear camera (Autofocus + LED Flash), 0.3 MP front facing shooter
• 512 MB RAM
• Internal storage 4 GB, expandable via microSD upto 32 GB
• 3G, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, microUSB 2.0 and GPS support
• 2300 mAh battery
• Dual SIM (GSM + GSM)

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