Lava has launched the mini version of Iris X8, named Iris X8q in Nepal for Rs.14,000. It has 5-inch HD screen, is powered by a 1.3 GHz quad-core MediaTek processor and runs on Android 4.4 (KitKat). It has an 8-megapixel rear camera with dual LED flash and a 5-megapixel front-facing camera in a bid to cash-in on the selfie trend.
It has dual SIM support and packs 1GB RAM, 8GB of internal storage with expandable memory card slot up to 32GB. and a 2500mAh battery. On the connectivity front, the Iris X8q includes 3G, Wi-Fi, Micro-USB, and Bluetooth.
According to the previous rumors, Lava was set to announce Lava Iris X8, but instead launched the miniature version. The Iris X8q and X8 are almost identical, but the latter has better processing power thanks to its octa-core chipset and 2GB of RAM. At Rs.14,000, Lava Iris X8q would give tough competition to the likes of Xiaomi Redmi 2 and Huawei Honor Holly.
|SIM||Dual (micro SIM); 2G+3G|
|DISPLAY||5’’IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen; 720*1280 pixels; Dragon Trail Glass for scratch protection|
|MEMORY||8 GB internal memory; micro SD up to 32 GB|
|PROCESSOR||1.3 Ghz quadcore processor (MT6582M)|
|BACK CAMERA||8 MP with Autofocus and LED flash|
|OS||Android v4.4.2 Kitkat|
|CONNECTIVITY||Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi hotspot, GPS, Bluetooth 4.0|
|BATTERY||Li-Ion 2500 mAh battery (non-removable)|