Lava just launched the Lava Blaze 5G, the company’s latest budget 5G smartphone, after announcing it at the India Mobile Congress last month. It has a 6.5-inch HD+ display with 90Hz refresh rate, is powered by the MediaTek Dimensity 700 SoC, packs 4GB of RAM with an additional 3GB of virtual RAM.
The phone runs Android 12, has a 50-megapixel rear camera along with a depth and a macro camera, 8MP front camera, side-mounted fingerprint scanner and packs a 5000 mAh battery with support for USB Type-C charging.
The Lava Blaze 5G comes with a feature wherein YouTube works in the background without opening the app, allowing users to play their favourite videos while multitasking. The phone also has Widevine L1 support.
Lava Blaze 5G specifications
- 6.5-inch (1600 × 720 pixels) 2.5D Curved Screen, 90 Hz Refresh rate
- Octa Core MediaTek Dimensity 700 7nm processor (Dual 2.2GHz Cortex-A76 + Hexa 2GHz Cortex-A55 CPUs) with Mali-G57 MC2 GPU
- 4GB RAM + 3GB of virtual RAM, 128GB UFS internal storage, expandable memory up to 1TB with microSD
- Android 12
- Hybrid Dual SIM (nano + nano / microSD)
- 50MP rear camera with f/1.8 aperture, depth sensor, macro camera, LED Flash
- 8MP front-facing camera with f/2.0 aperture
- Side-mounted fingerprint scanner
- Dimensions: 165.3×76.4×8.9mm; Weight: 207g
- 5G SA/NSA (1/3/5/8/28/41/77/78 bands), Dual 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 ac (2.4GHz + 5GHz), Bluetooth 5.1, GPS, USB Type-C
- 5000mAh battery
Pricing and specifications
The Lava Blaze 5G comes in Glass Blue and Glass Green colours, and will be available at an introductory price of Rs. 9,999 from Amazon.in on the launch date of November 15 until stocks last. The actual price of the smartphone is Rs. 10,999.
Lava offers a ‘free service at home’ to the customers, in which service will be provided at customers’ doorstep within the phone’s warranty period.
Speaking about the product, Tejinder Singh, Product Head, Lava International Limited, said:
The Blaze 5G aligns with the larger vision of providing the next generation 5G technology to Indians at an affordable price point. With a first-in-category Mediatek Dimensity 700 processor and all the relevant 5G bands, the Blaze 5G is an all-rounder smartphone for technology enthusiasts.
Anku Jain, Managing Director, MediaTek India, said:
We congratulate Lava on helping make 5G experiences accessible to a wider audience. The MediaTek Dimensity 700 5G-integrated chip ensures incredible performance and enables consumers to enjoy better 5G, faster and more reliable connections, power efficiency, and longer battery life along with incredible photo, and video capabilities.