Lava’s Z50 Android Oreo (Go Edition) smartphone goes official

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Last week, Google said that we should be expecting quite a few Android Oreo (Go Edition) smartphones to be unveiled at the ongoing Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2018 tech show in Barcelona, Spain. And, we did see brands like Alcatel and Nokia unveiling their first Android Oreo (Go Edition) smartphones at MWC. Well now, Indian phone brand Lava too has joined this group with the announcement of Lava Z50.

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The Lava Z50 is an Android Oreo (Go Edition) smartphone, and, it’s the first smartphone from Lava that’s a part of this Android Go program. For those unaware, Android Oreo (Go Edition) is a toned down, lightweight version of Android which is built especially for entry-level smartphones with low-end specifications.

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Well, as the Lava Z50 runs Android Oreo (Go Edition), it comes with a special suite of Google apps like Google Go, Google Assistant Go, YouTube Go, Google Maps Go, Gmail Go and Files Go that take up lesser storage and RAM space on the smartphone.

Also Read: Here’s what you should know about Android Oreo (Go Edition)

That said, speaking about the hardware, the Lava Z50 Android Oreo (Go Edition) features a 4.5-inch display and is powered by MediaTek’s MT6737m processor that’s paired with 1 GB RAM. The smartphone has 8 GB of internal storage and sports a 5 MP camera both on the back and front. Both these cameras can take photos with Bokeh Effect that help the subject/object stand out from the background.

Commenting on the launch of Lava Z50 Android Oreo (Go Edition), Mr. Gaurav Nigam, Head – Product, Lava International, said, “With LAVA Z50, powered by Android™ Oreo™ (Go Edition), we are giving our first time smart phone users an impeccable software designed for faster processing, more memory at hand vs. non – Android™ Oreo™ (Go Edition) phones, and the possibility to get entertainment through YouTube Go, to help users control their data. The camera has been enhanced to give Dual Bokeh experience and an LED flash for night time video calling. I must say it is a great opportunity for both – consumers and the brand”.

Lava Z50 Android Oreo (Go Edition) Specifications

  • CPU: 1.1 GHz MediaTek MT6737m quad-core processor
  • RAM: 1 GB
  • GPU: Mali-T720
  • Operating System: Android Oreo (Go Edition)
  • Display: 4.5-inch FWVGA (854 x 480 pixels) display with 2.5D Curved Gorilla Glass
  • Rear Camera: 5 MP with Bokeh Mode and LED flash
  • Front Camera: 5 MP with Bokeh Mode and LED flash
  • Internal Storage: 8 GB
  • External Storage: Expandable via microSD card
  • SIM: Dual SIM
  • Connectivity: 4G VoLTE, GPS, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, 3.5 mm headphone jack, micro USB
  • Other: Search and translate in 10 major Indian languages
  • Colors: Black, Gold
  • Battery: Not specified

Lava Z50 Android Oreo (Go Edition) Price in India and Availability

  • Price: To be announced
  • Availability: To be available at over 1,00,000 retail stores across the country by mid-March

Lava Z50 Android Oreo (Go Edition) Offers

  • Two-year warranty
  • One-time free screen replacement warranty for one year from the date of purchase
  • Cashback of ₹2000 from Airtel