Lava launches iris X8 with octa-core CPU & 2GB of RAM for INR 8,999

Lava iris X8As expected, Indian smartphone vendor Lava on Friday introduced the new iris X8 smartphone to take on Micromax-backed Yu Televentures’ Yureka. The iris X8 has been priced at INR 8,999 and will go on sale beginning February 9.

According to Lava, the phone will be sold at all major brick-and-mortar retailers in the country, however online, it will be only available at

Coming to the specifics, Lava iris X8 sports a 5-inch 720p HD IPS display and is powered by 1.4GHz octa-core MediaTek MT6592M processor. The phone also packs 2GB of RAM, 16GB of internal storage, microSD card slot and dual-SIM support. On the imaging front, Lava has included an 8MP rear camera and 3MP front shooter in the smartphone. In addition, the phone runs on Android 4.4 and comes with Smart wake-up, gesture controls and Smart SIM-swap support. The company has also promised to provide Android 5.0 Lollipop update for the phone.

You can check out the detailed specifications later in the report.

“We are proud to announce the launch of a new member to the hugely popular Iris X series. Over the last one year we have been strengthening our smartphone portfolio under Iris sub brand and have launched some great devices under the X series. The Iris X8 has been carefully designed after understanding requirements of consumers who are looking for a good looking powerful smartphone which allows them with the ability to multi-task,” said Navin Chawla, Vice President & Head Product, Lava International.

Lava iris X8 specifications

  • Display: 5-inch, 1280x720p, IPS, Asahi Dragontrail glass protection
  • Processor: 1.4 GHz octa-core MediaTek MT6592M
  • Memory: 2GB of RAM, 16GB of internal storage, MicroSD card sot
  • OS: Android 4.4
  • Connectivity: Dual-SIM, 3G, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS
  • Cameras: 8MP rear with dual LED Flash and 3MP front
  • Size: 70.9×143.4×8.6mm, 160g
  • Battery: 2500 mAh

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