You might all know that right now in India, #boycottchineseproducts hashtag is still trending, and the Govt. is also taking action to support Indian makers as much as they could. It has allowed Indian brands to compete with Chinese brands and regain the market share in their favor. In all this competition and controversy, Indian mobile maker, LAVA International Limited is taking on every Chinese smartphone brand all alone.
A couple of weeks ago, LAVA launched a program in which it asked the Indian youth to share their ideas regarding futuristic smartphones for the community. The company also announced certain rewards for the selected blueprints during the competition. The goal was to consider people’s views on what type of smartphone they require and what kind of features a smartphone should have.
LAVA Launched Z66 smartphone
Recently, LAVA Int. Ltd. added a new smartphone into its Z series – LAVA Z66. The new smartphone got launched on 4th August 2020. The main highlight of this smartphone is its camera functionalities. It comes with a 13MP selfie camera sensor and dual rear camera setup of 13MP main-camera & 5MP sensor. To enhance the shoot capabilities, the company added multiple shooting modes.
Pricing & Color Schemes
The price range for Z66 is set at Rs. 7,777 and will be available in three color schemes – Berry Red, Midnight Blue, and Marine Blue. It is only available at offline stores but will be making its way to online retail stores such as Flipkart and Amazon.
Lava Z66 consists of a 6.08″ 2.5GD curved HD+ display with an aspect ratio of 19:9. Powered by an octa-core processor clocked at 1.6GHz and paired with 3GB RAM, Z66 will come with 32GB internal storage. The memory is expandable up to 128GB via a micro SD card. It runs on Android 10 OS and does not have any pre-installed bloatware app. The battery backup is 3950mAh, which offers 16 hours of talk-time.
Z66 consists of face unlock and fingerprint scanner feature. The dual-rear camera and a single front camera setup provide an attractive look to the phone. There is a variety of shooting modes such as night mode, burst mode, time-lapse, beauty mode, panorama, HDR mode, slow motion along with filters.
|Release date||4th August 2020|
|Launched in India||Yes|
|Dimensions (mm)||155.60 x 73.50 x 8.50|
|Battery capacity (mAh)||3950|
|Colors||Marine Blue, Berry Red, Midnight Blue|
|Screen size (inches)||6.08|
|Pixels per inch (PPI)||283|
|Expandable storage type||microSD|
|Expandable storage up to (GB)||128|
|Dedicated microSD slot||Yes|
|Rear camera||13-megapixel (f/2.0) + 5-megapixel|
|Operating system||Android 10|
|Ambient light sensor||Yes|
|Wi-Fi standards supported||802.11 b/g/n|
|Bluetooth||Yes, v 4.20|
|Number of SIMs||2|
As already mentioned, it’s an Indian origin brand. It will be interesting to see how LAVA will perform against the Chinese smartphone giants like Xiaomi, Vivo, Oppo, RealMe, etc.. Indian Government has already put heavy-duty taxes on good coming from China. It’s going to help Indian brands to open their portfolio further. Lava Z66 is an affordable smartphone offering plenty of features that a budget smartphone should possess. We hope other Indian smartphone brands will also reveal their cards in the coming months.