Lava unveils its ‘Made for Selfies’ smartphone, Iris X5, at ₹8,799

Indian handset maker, LAVA International, today announced the launch of LAVA Iris X5, as the successor of its popular Iris X1. With the best-in-class front camera, the phone is dubbed as a ‘Made for Selfies’ smartphone.lava_iris_x5_2

Running on Android 4.4 KitKat, the Lava Iris X5 features a 5-megapixel BSI+ Auto Focus Front Shooter with LED Flash for low-light imaging that enables clicking perfect selfies with extraordinary detailing at any given time of the day. It packs in a wide-viewing angle shot which allows users to capture pictures up to 84 degree with the front camera. In addition to this, the phone has an 8-megapixel Auto-Focus rear camera as well.

Powered by a 1.2 GHz Quad Core and 1 GB RAM, the phone boasts of a 5-inch HD (1280×720) IPS Full Lamination display that promises sharp images and enhanced color reproduction. The device packs in 2100mAh battery. The device has a Dual MIC for active noise cancellation that promises a crystal clear calling experience.

The Dual SIM device comes with 8GB of internal memory that is expandable up to 32GB via micro-SD card. There’s also OTG support to enabled file transfer through USB drive on the move.

With the enthralling response that we got from users for X1 we decided to come up with another unique offering for our consumers. Iris X5 is a high quality camera smartphone with a best in class front camera that aptly suits the needs of the selfie crazy generation. Through our latest device, we aim to further build a strong portfolio of mid-range smartphones in the X series and deliver on our mission of empowering people to do more and be more.

– Hari Om Rai, Chairman & Managing Director, LAVA International

The phone comes with an intelligent Flip cover powered by hall sensor that puts the phone automatically in sleep mode ensuring reduced battery consumption.


Priced at ₹8799, Lava Iris X5 will be initially available in grey and subsequently in white and black in the coming weeks. While the device will be available for sale across stores in India, online, it will be exclusively available on bundled with a free 16GB memory card.

LAVA Iris X5 Specifications

  • Operating System: Android 4.4. KitKat
  • Front Camera: 5.0 MP with Auto-Focus | Wide Viewing Angle (84°) | LED Flash
  • Rear Camera: 8MP with Auto-Focus
  • Processor: 1.2 GHz Quad Core Processor
  • Memory: 1GB RAM | 8GB ROM
  • Display: 5” HD (1280 x 720) IPS Display with Full lamination
  • Battery: 2100mAh Li-Poly battery

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