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Budget-friendly Lava R1 with metal body and 2GB RAM launched in Nepal

Another day and another manufacturer have launched a budget-friendly smartphone. This time Lava is at its work as the Indian smartphone company recently launched the Lava R1 in Nepal.

The Lava R1 is a handsome lad in its metal clad build. The device has a 5.0-inch IPS display with the resolution of 720 x 1280 pixels and 294 ppi. The display is cloaked by Gorilla Glass 3 and the glass edges out in a 2.5D Arc. The device is powered by a Quad-core MediaTek 6737V/W processor that has the clock speed of 1.3GHz. This processor is coupled with Mali-T720, the R1’s GPU, and 2GB of RAM. In terms of storage, the Lava R1 features 16GB of onboard storage with an option to expand it up to 64GB via a microSD card slot.

The Lava R1 comes with Android v6.0 Marshmallow out of the box with StarOS 3.3 on top. The software probably won’t be upgraded to Nougat. On to the camera, the Lava R1 is equipped with an 8-megapixel rear-facing shooter with f/2.0 aperture and Samsung’s sensor. For the selfie lovers, the 5-megapixel front-facing camera is accompanied by a front-facing flash. It uses f/2.2 aperture.

Night Shot Master on the Lava R1 is equipped with 1.4um pixels & a large f/2.0 aperture. R1 optimizes camera processing in dark environment.

Connectivity wise, the Lava R1 supports 4G connectivity. It also supports USB-on-the-go. Other options include Bluetooth v4.1, A-GPS, and Edge. The device supports dual-SIM (3G+4G). Battery capacity of the R1 measures 2620 mAh. It could prove to be a drawback to some of the interested buyers. Lava has priced the R1 competitively at Rs. 13,999.

Here’s everything you need to know about the Lava R1:

DISPLAY 5.0-inch 720 x 1280 pixels IPS display (294 ppi)
CHIPSET Mediatek MT6737
CPU 1.3GHz Quad-core processor
OPERATING SYSTEM Android 6.0 Marshmallow
INTERNAL MEMORY 16GB
EXPANDABLE MEMORY Up to 64GB via microSD
RAM 2GB
REAR CAMERA 8MP with LED flash
FRONT CAMERA 5MP with LED flash
SIM Dual SIM (3G+4G)
BATTERY Non-Removable 2620mAh
PRICE Rs. 13,999