Late last month, at Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2018 in Spain, Indian handset manufacturer Lava announced its first Android Oreo (Go Edition) smartphone, dubbed Lava Z50 Android Oreo (Go Edition). Well today, Lava has launched this smartphone in India making it the first Android Oreo (Go Edition) smartphone in the country.
As evident from the name, this smartphone runs Android Oreo (Go Edition) which is a watered down version of Android that we see in other mid-range and flagship smartphones. Well, the Android Oreo (Go Edition) is developed especially for entry-level smartphones that come with 1 GB or less amount of RAM.
This version of Android also comes with Google apps like Google Go, Google Assistant Go, YouTube Go, Google Maps Go, Gmail Go and Files Go that are built to consume less RAM and storage on the smartphone.
Also Read: Here’s what you should know about Android Oreo (Go Edition)
Well, moving on to the hardware, the Lava Z50 Android Oreo (Go Edition) is powered by MediaTek’s MT6737m quad-core processor which is clocked at 1.1 GHz and laced with 1 GB RAM. The smartphone has a 4.5-inch FWVGA display that’s covered with 2.5D curved glass atop, and, has 8 GB of storage on board.
For photography, there’s a 5 MP camera on the front and back, and, both these snappers support Bokeh Mode that lets you take photos with blurred background. That said, the Lava Z50 Android Oreo (Go Edition) also supports 4G VoLTE, and, it ships with a 2000 mAh battery that keeps the lights on.
Having said that, the Lava Z50 Android Oreo (Go Edition) is priced at an MOP of ₹4400, however, with Airtel’s bundled ₹2000 cashback offer, its effective price comes down to ₹2400.
Commenting on the launch of Lava Z50 Android Oreo (Go Edition), Mr. Gaurav Nigam, Head – Product, Lava International, said, “We are delighted to announce the availability of Z50 for our customers, making it India’s first Android™ Oreo™ (Go edition) Smartphone to be available in the market. With the cashback offer from Airtel, LAVA Z50 is effectively available for Rs. 2400, making it a great option for smartphone buyers, looking for best technology at the most competitive price.”
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 up to 128 GB 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: 2000 mAh
Lava Z50 Android Oreo (Go Edition) Price in India and Availability
- Price: Market Operating Price (MOP) of ₹4400, but with cashback of ₹2000 from Airtel, its effective price becomes ₹2400
- Availability: Available through Amazon India, Flipkart and Snapdeal, and, over 1,00,000 retail stores across the country
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