Lava Pixel V1 Second-gen Android One Phone Unveiled

By 02:15 Mon, 26 Jul 2021 Comments


The Android One initiative for bringing affordable smartphones to emerging markets has reached its second generation, now offering better hardware on a similarly tight budget. The Lava Pixel V1 was made official today and a few more details have been revealed, on top of what we already knew.

As we reported yesterday, the smartphone comes with a 5.5-inch 720p IPS display with Asahi Dragontrail Glass for protection. Although it's not explicitly stated, the chipset inside is most likely the Mediatek MT6582, judging by the 1.3Giga Hertz (GHz) quad-core processor and Mali-400MP2 GPU, clocked at 500MHz. Random-Access Memory (RAM) is 2GB, while built-in storage is quite roomy at 32GB, expandable too.





Lava Pixel V1

The primary capturing camera on the back of the Pixel V1 creates 13MP images, though the sensor is only 8MP. It's housed behind an f/2.0 lens and is aided by a single-LED flash, if need be. Video recording is capped at 1080p. On the front there's a 5MP sensor (again, software enhancement leads to 8MP photos) with a slower f/2.4 lens and no flash.

The Lava Pixel V1 measures 152.1 x 76.3 x 8.5mm and weighs 135g. Inside the fairly compact and lightweight body there's a 2,650mAh Li-Po battery, which the company claims is fine for 20 hours of 2G talk time, or 12 hours on a 3G network.

The headline feature here is the latest Android 5.1.1 OS, which comes in stock form. Additionally, Operating System (OS) updates are promised for the next 2 years, and as an Android One device, the Pixel V1 is guaranteed to be among the first to acquire them. All of the above will set you back INR 11,349 or $177, a fine deal by the looks of it.

We got the chance to spdiscontinue some time with a Lava Pixel V1 at the launch event and we're working on a hands-on report, so stay tuned.

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