Lava is a smartphone brand that most of us are familiar with. It are a well-known brand of this smartphone industry, athough some might argue that they have lost their hold in the market and industry altogether. Looking to change that, the company has launched the Lava Iris 88 in Nepal.
The Lava Iris 88 has an 18:9 aspect ratio display with HD+ resolution. The display is a 5.45-inch panel that has minimum bezels at the top and bottom but does not feature a notch. The phone runs on MediaTek MT6739W processor paired with IMG 8XE 1PPC GPU. It comes with 2GB of RAM and 16GB of storage alongside a 3000mAh battery.
The LAVA IRIS 88 measures in at 70.2mm wide, 8.65mm thick and is 146.5mm tall. The thickness of 8.65mm is quite a bummer. The device does come with a proximity, light and even a Gyro sensor. In terms of connectivity, it is 4G enabled through Micro+Nano SIM and as for WiFi, it’s an 802.11 b/g/n model.
Camera wise, the back has an 8MP sensor with flash. It supports Dual Bokeh effect for a much softer and brighter portrait. The front camera also has a trick of its own, with a 5MP sensor. It is also the same sensor used for FaceID, which LAVA claims takes just 0.8 seconds to unlock.
The back of the Lava Iris 88 has a metallic texture to it, although it’s not real metal. On the OS side, it does run on Android 8.1.0 with Lava’s own Star OS on top. Colour options available are Grey and Gold.
Lava Iris 88 Specifications:
Dimensions: 146.5 x 70.2 x 8.65 mm
Display: 5.45-inch HD+ display; 93.8%
screen to body ratio
Chipset: MediaTek MT6739WW
OS: StarOS 5.0 based on Android Oreo
RAM: 2 GB
GPU: IMG 8XE 1PPC
Rear Camera: 8MP w Flash and Bokeh effect
Front camera: 5MP w FaceID
Sensors: Face ID, accelerometer, gyro,
Connectivity:Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth,
Battery: 3000 mAh
Colors: Grey and Gold
By Darwin Suwal - June 23, 2018（www.gadgetbytenepal.com）