According to our sources close to the industry, domestic manufacture Lava Mobiles is preparing to launch 2 new smartphones for the Indian market. This includes the Lava Iris 404E and the Iris 504q+, which will mark an upgrade to the popular Iris 504Q which was launched a few months back, and which got some great reviews.
Our source mentioned that the Iris 504Q+ is expected to be launched within 1-2 months from now. With not a lot known about the device yet, speculations say that the phone will have a 1.5GHz quad-core processor from MediaTek, the MT6589T, which will mark an upgrade from the 1.2GHz unit seen on the Iris 504Q. The device might have a few minor changes in its body as well, but a major overhaul is not expected. Screen is expected to remain the same 5 inches in size, but Lava might surprise us by upping the resolution to FHD from the current 720p.
Coming to the other leaked device, the Lava Iris 404E, it is expected that the device will be made available in the next few days. Our exclusive source tells us that 5000 units of the device have already landed on Indian shores from China on the 23rd of this month. We believe it will take Lava about a fortnight to get things (i.e., supply) in place before you start seeing the device on online listings and retail stores.
The Lava Iris 404E will come with a 4 inch screen of unspecified resolution, with standard in-box accessories as you can see from the picture above. That’s pretty much it about the Iris 404E, we hope to see more of this device in the coming week, at least on paper.
|Model||Lava Iris 504Q+||Lava Iris 404E|
|Display||Expected 5 inch, HD/FHD||4 inches, unspecified resolution|
|Processor||Expected 1.5GHz quad-core||To be announced|
|RAM||To be announced||To be announced|
|Internal Storage||To be announced||To be announced|
|OS||Expected Android v4.2||Expected Android v4.2|
|Cameras||To be announced||To be announced|
|Battery||To be announced||To be announced|
|Price||To be announced||Expected to be around 5000 INR mark|