LYF Earth 2 with 5-inch 1080p display, 4G VoLTE launched for Rs 20,999

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Reliance Retail subsidiary LYF, earlier today, announced the launch of  a new high-end phone christened  “Earth 2” – in India for Rs 20,999. The Earth 2 supports 4G VoLTE network on JIO’s 4G bands. This is the first LYF branded device to be priced above the Rs.20,000 mark in India. The phone is also a successor to the Earth 1 which is also available for slightly less than Rs. 20,000.

As for features, the Earth 2 is equipped with a 5-inch IPS display with Full HD resolution and is powered by an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 mobile chipset. Armed with 3GB of RAM, the phone offers 32GB of internal storage which can be expanded further using microSD cards of up to 64GB capacity. The device also boasts of a Gorilla glass coating for scratch resistance.

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At the rear, the phone sports a 13-megapixel camera with Laser Autofocus and the front facing 13-megapixel camera with Phase-detection autofocus. Both the cameras get LED flashes for low light imaging. There is a fingerprint sensor at the back to unlock the phone.  The rear camera also gets laser autofocus which the company claims, will focus on a subject in just 0.1 seconds. The device also gets a Professional mode for people who are keen to customize their photography.

Connectivity options include Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth v4.0, USB 2.0 and  USB OTG.

The phone is also loaded with bunch of sensors such ranging from proximity sensor to a hall sensor. Measuring 7.2mm thick, the Earth 2 weighs 140 grams, including the 2,500 mAh battery. The phone claims a talktime of more than 14 hours on 4g networks while the standby time is listed at 480 hours.