Lava today announced the launch of its latest Z-series smartphone, the Z61 in India. The latest entry-level smartphone from Lava features a ‘bezel-less’ design and also boasts ‘Sharp Click’ camera technology to help users capture “even the smallest details”.
Lava Z61: Price in India, Availability
The Lava Z61 is priced at Rs.5,750 in India. Lava says the smartphone will be available in Black and Gold colors from 80,000+ retail outlets across India. While the company has only launched the 1GB RAM variant of the smartphone now, it did say that a 2GB RAM variant will be arriving next month.
Lava Z61: Launch Offers
Lava is offering a one-time free screen replacement offer on the Z61 till September 30th. Apart from this, buyers will also be eligible to avail an instant cashback of Rs.2,200 from Reliance Jio. The cashback will be provided to buyers in the form of 44 cashback vouchers of Rs.50 each on recharge of Rs.198 or Rs.299 prepaid Jio plans.
Lava Z61: Specifications, Features
The Lava Z61 comes with a 5.45-inch sized display with 720 x 1440 HD+ resolution and an 18:9 aspect ratio. Protecting the display is a layer of 2.5D Corning Gorilla Glass. Under the hood, Lava Z61 runs on a quad-core MediaTek MT6739WA chipset clocked at 1.5 GHz. The entry-level smartphone includes just 1GB of RAM and 16GB of internal storage. However, you do get a microSD card slot to expand the storage further.
In the camera department, Lava Z61 is equipped with Sharp Click technology from Lava, which apparently helps the device capture greater detail in images. On the back of the handset is an 8-megapixel primary camera with autofocus, while the 5MP front-facing camera is a fixed-focus unit. The Lava Z61 comes with an LED flash on the front as well, so you should be able to capture selfies even in relatively low-light environments as well. The smartphone offers a Bokeh Mode as well, allowing you to capture images with DSLR-like background blur effect. However, you shouldn’t expect stellar results as the Z61 is only an entry-level device and does not come with a dual-camera setup. Keeping the lights on is a 3000mAh capacity battery that is claimed to be supported by AI technology to help extend battery life. According to Lava, the Z61 can deliver up to 1.5 days of usage from a single charge. When it comes to software, the Lava Z61 runs on the Android 8.1 Oreo (Go Edition). The upcoming 2GB RAM variant, however, will not be an Android One device.