January 17, 2021

Lava, soon after rolling out the Android 5.0 Lollipop update for the Iris X1 Grand smartphone, has now announced the update for the Iris Fuel 50.

The Android 5.0 Lollipop update for the Lava Iris Fuel 50 is being pushed out over-the-air (OTA) and users should receive a notification informing them about the update when they connect to the Internet, the company said. Users can also manually check for the update by going to Settings > About phone > Software update on the Iris Fuel 50 smartphone. The Android 5.0 Lollipop update is about 550MB in size.

lava iris fuel 50 screen

The company has not detailed the complete changelog for the Android 5.0 Lollipop update; though on its blog Lava lists some key features of the update – essentially changes that Lollipop brought to the platform.

Apart from Material Design, Android 5.0 Lollipop features an improved notification system; Kill Switch and improved security; improved hardware keyboard accessory support (including support for multilingual, emoji input, search key, and improved app and system key chords), support for 15 new languages (including Bengali, Kannada, Malayalam, Marathi, Tamil and Telugu); improved accessibility features (such as text contrast boost, colour inversion, and enhanced colour differentiation); improved audio, video, and camera capabilities, and improved Internet connectivity everywhere apart from more powerful Bluetooth low energy capabilities.

The Lava Iris Fuel 50 smartphone was launched in October at Rs. 7,799. The highlight feature of the Lava Iris Fuel 50 is its 3000mAh battery, which is arguably the largest battery in a sub-Rs. 8,000 smartphone. The dual-SIM-based smartphone runs Android 4.4 KitKat out-of-the-box and features a 5-inch (480×854 pixels) FWVGA IPS display. The smartphone also features the scratch resistant Asahi Dragon-trail glass.

It is powered by a 1.3GHz quad-core (unspecified chipset) processor coupled with 1GB of RAM. The Iris Fuel 50 comes with 8GB of inbuilt storage, which is further expandable via microSD card (up to 32GB). It sports an 8-megapixel rear autofocus camera with dual-LED flash, while there is a secondary 2-megapixel front-facing camera also on board.