Lava to launch two new flagship smartphones in Nepal soon

Lava is preparing the launch of two new smartphones in the Nepal market, the Lava R5 and Lava R3 Note. Both of which are flagship products from Lava and is said to be priced below Rs 25k. While Lava isn’t exactly a household name, they still hold a sizable mark in the smartphone market.


Lava R5

The Lava R5 comes with a host of features including a huge 6.22″ 19:9 HD+ display with a notch. Internals include the MediaTek Helio P22 Octa-Core SoC paired with the PowerVR GE8320 GPU. Besides,for an HD+ display, the GPU should have no problems. Furthermore, it comes equipped with 4/6GB of LPDDR4x RAM and 64/128GB storage.

The smartphone has a 13+5MP dual rear camera setup on the back and the equally important dual LED flash. At the front resides a 16MP f/2.0 selfie camera with Portrait lighting. The same front camera will be in charge of unlocking the smartphone as well. You also get a fingerprint reader to go with the face unlock.

The smartphone comes equipped with a headphone jack and a charger besides the speaker at the bottom. It run on StarOS 5.1 with Android 8.1 on top. More importantly, it gets a 3260mAh battery with 10W fast charging. Lava claims the smartphone charges from 0 to 80% in 77 minutes and 100% in 102 minutes.


Lava R5 Specifications:

Display: 6.22-inch 19:9 HD+ panel

SoC: MediaTek Helio P22 MT6762

Processor: Octa-core 4 x2.0GHz Cortex A53,4 x1.5Ghz Cortex A53

GPU: PowerVR GE8320, 650MHz

Rear Camera: 13+5 MP, f/2.0, Dual-LED flash

Front Camera: 16 MP, f/2.0, 2μm, Portrait lighting

RAM: 4/6GB LPDDR4X

Storage: 64/128GB

Security: Fingerprint, Face unlock

Network: 4G

OS: Star OS 5.1 based on Android 8.1

Battery: 3260mAh, 10W fast charging

Price: Under Rs 25,000


Lava R3 Note

While the Lava R3 Note may not be a flagship, it still borrows a lot of features from the R5. For instance, the display, SoC and battery are the same, with the exception of fast charging. The R3 Note also has to make do with just 3GB of RAM and 16/32GB of storage. 

Furthermore, it gets a 13MP f/2.0 single camera set up at the back and an 8MP f/2.0 selfie shooter at the front. This one also runs on Star OS 5.1 based on Android 8.1, although we would have loved to see it run on Android Go. The Lava R3 Note should be priced below Rs 20,000 while there is no word on availability for both smartphones just yet.


Lava R3 Note Specifications:

Display: 6.22-inch 19:9 HD+ panel

SoC: MediaTek Helio P22 MT6762

Processor: Octa-core 4 x2.0GHz Cortex A53,4 x1.5Ghz Cortex A53

GPU: PowerVR GE8320, 650MHz

Rear Camera: 13MP f/2.0, portrait lighting

Front Camera: 8MP f/2.0, portrait lighting

RAM: 3GB

Storage: 16/32GB expandable storage

Security: Fingerprint, Face unlock

Network: 4G

OS: Star OS 5.1 based on Android 8.1

Battery: 3260mAh

Price: Under Rs 20,000


By Darwin Suwal - December 13, 2018