Even today, a significant number of people in South Asian countries use feature phones. This market segment is catered by brands like Nokia, Colors, and Lava. The latter has announced a new feature phone under the moniker of Lava Pulse. The phone makes headlines because of its in-built sensor that can measure heart rate and blood pressure. Let’s check out the specs, features, expected price, and availability of Lava Pulse in Nepal.
Lava Pulse Overview
Design and Display
From the outside, the Lava Pulse looks like any other modern-day feature phone. The navigation keys and the numeric keypad are well differentiated. The keys on the numeric keypad are well spaced for better dialing experience. The device is available in a single color option – Rose Gold.
It sports a 2.4-inch display. Lava has not disclosed the type of panel used but it packs in a total of 240 x 320 pixels. The display is capable of producing 65K colors.
Heart rate and Blood Pressure Monitoring
The sensor is on the back of the device, alongside the camera. Users will have to place their finger on the sensor and wait for the result. Lava has not commented on the nature of the sensor and its underlying mechanism. Needless to say, it won’t be as accurate as medical equipment and should only be used for reference. It will home handy if you are in a remote place where there are no health institutions nearby. You also get to enjoy games such as Snake, Air Strike, and Danger Dash.
- Also Read: Nokia 150 (2020) and 125 launched in Nepal
Lava Pulse also features a camera on the back but we don’t know the size of the sensor being used. Interestingly, this one does not come with a flash or a torch as many, which is a bummer for the phone of its kind. The camera also does not support video recording. For entertainment, users can turn on built-in music player, video player, and FM radio. The latter is wireless and supports recording as well.
Rest of the features
The phone relies on a 1800mAh battery which the company claims can last up to 6 days. It also has a super battery mode for better efficiency. Lava Pulse supports seven different languages including regional languages – English, Hindi, Tamil, Kannada, Telugu, Gujarati, and Punjabi. There is support for dual-sim too. The number talker reads out the number key that is pressed. Similarly, there is also an automatic call recording feature.
Lava Pulse Specifications:
- Dimension: 124.5 x 52 x 12.45-mm
- Display: 2.4-inch QVGA screen
- RAM: 32MB
- Storage: expandable up to 32GB
- Rear Camera: Yes, without Flash
- Battery: 1800mAh battery
- Other: Dual-sim, Bluetooth 3.0, GSM 900/1800MHz bands, 3.5mm jack, Wireless FM, MP3 Player, Video Player. Heart Rate and Blood Pressure
Lava Pulse Price in Nepal and Availability
Lava Pulse is available in India via Amazon for INR 1,949. We can expect the price of Lava Pulse in Nepal to be around NPR 3,500 when it launches in Nepal.
|Feature Phone Model||Price in India||Price in Nepal (Expected)|
|Lava Pulse||INR 1,949||NPR 3,500|
- Check out our review of the OnePlus Nord!