News also suggests that Lava is most likely all geared up to release their first Android one device. Most probably the device will be released by July 27th. For those of you who are wondering what an Android One device is, well to put it in simple terms these are smartphones based on a couple of hardware protocols given by Google. These devices are meant to be low-end ones that provide the entire Android experience so much to that of what Nexus phones does. But for now lets see what the today's release of Lava is offering us.
The Flair Z1 flaunts a 5-inch FWVGA TFT display with a screen resolution of 854x480 pixels. The dimensions include 143.5x72.5x8.9mm and the device weighs around 160 grams which is quite handy and light.
The dual-SIM device runs on a 1.3GHz quad-core processor along with 1GB of RAM space. The Android 5.0 Lollipop based Lava Flair Z1 is a true successor to the Flair P1 and Flair E1 and that too with better upgrades.Lava Flair Z1 also comes with smart gesture controls to use applications from locked screen.
On the camera front the user is offered a 5 MP rear camera with LED flash which features HD recording, grid feature, photo timer and HDR mode. The front houses in a 2 MP snapper as well. The internal storage available is an 8 GB one which can be further expanded via micro SD card up to 32 GB.
Flair Z1 offers the conventional connectivity options including 3G, Wi-Fi, USB 2.0, GPS and Bluetooth 2.1. The device bears a 2,000mAh Lo-Po battery which is estimated to offer up to almost 16 hours of talk time on 2G networks and approximately 10 hours of talk time on 3G networks. The smartphone will be offered in Black and White color variants across the country and will be available exclusively on Snapdeal from the 30th of July.
Display - 5-inch TFT, 854 x 480 pixels
OS - Android 5.0 Lollipop
Processor - 1.3GHz quad core
Memory - 1GB RAM, 8GB storage (expandable up to 32GB)
Cameras - 5MP rear, 2MP front
Battery - 2000mAh
Dimensions - 143.5x72.5x8.9mm
Weight - 160 grams
Price - Rs. 5,699/-
The lava Flair Z1 is sure enough to raise some eyebrows since there aren't much devices available within the 6000 price tag that offers such features. Android Lollipop 5.0, a quad-core processor, 5 inch display screen and a 2,000mAh battery is too much for this smartphone for this price range. Lava's own subsidiary brand Xolo has launched almost a similar device but with a smaller battery and reduced camera pixels. Moto E(2nd Gen) may however be a possible threat as it offers similar features except for a 4.5 inch IPS LCD display. The price tag is near to that of Flair Z1 as well. Other Android Lollipop smartphones which may give a tough competition to the Lava Flair Z1 are the Spice Dream Uno H (Rs 4,999), Micromax Canvas Spark (Rs 4,999), ZTE Blade Qlux (Rs 4,999), and Karbonn Sparkle V (Rs 4,976)