Meanwhile, the Lava Iris 402e is now also available via e-commerce website at a discounted price of Rs. 4,199. Earlier in mid-June, the Lava Iris 402e was listed on the company’s official site without price.
The Iris 402e comes with support for 10 Indian languages, which can be considered the highlight of the device. The smartphone runs on the now-dated Android 4.2.1 Jelly Bean, and comes with dual-SIM (GSM+GSM) standby support.
It features a 4-inch WVGA (480×800 pixels) display and is powered by a 1GHz dual-core (unspecified chipset) processor coupled with 512MB of RAM. The Iris 402e sports a 3-megapixel rear camera without flash support and there is a 0.3-megapixel front-facing camera also onboard.
The Lava Iris 402e supports an additional 32GB storage expansion via microSD card, with 512MB of inbuilt storage on the device, of which only 130MB will be available to users. Various connectivity options on the handset include Bluetooth, GPRS/ EDGE, Wi-Fi (including hotspot functionality), and GPS.
It’s worth noting that the Iris 402e does not support 3G connectivity. It packs a 1450mAh Li-Ion battery that’s rated to offer up to 9 hours and 40 minutes (2G) of talk time, and 200 hours of standby time. The smartphone measures 126x65x10.35mm and weighs 100 grams.
Notably, Lava has tied up with KeyPoint technologies for UI localisation and multi-lingual keyboard on the Iris 402e.
Commenting on the partnership, a Lava spokesperson said “We are confident that our partnership with Keypoint Technologies will benefit the entire mobile ecosystem and change the way users interact with their smartphones. The user can choose from 10 Indian languages and the entire phone UI, including all the applications, will be displayed in the chosen language. For the first time, native speakers of Indian languages no longer have to struggle with the English UI and can use a phone easily bridging the language barrier.”