Lava Pixel V1 second-gen Android One phone unveiled

George, 27 July, 2015

The Android One initiative for bringing affordable smartphones to emerging markets has reached its second generation, now offering better hardware on a similarly tight budget. The Lava Pixel V1 was made official today and a few more details have been revealed, on top of what we already knew.

As we reported yesterday, the smartphone comes with a 5.5-inch 720p IPS display with Asahi Dragontrail Glass for protection. Although it's not explicitly stated, the chipset inside is most likely the Mediatek MT6582, judging by the 1.3GHz quad-core processor and Mali-400MP2 GPU, clocked at 500MHz. RAM is 2GB, while built-in storage is quite roomy at 32GB, expandable too.


Lava Pixel V1

The primary camera on the back of the Pixel V1 creates 13MP images, though the sensor is only 8MP. It's housed behind an f/2.0 lens and is aided by a single-LED flash, if need be. Video recording is capped at 1080p. On the front there's a 5MP sensor (again, software enhancement leads to 8MP photos) with a slower f/2.4 lens and no flash.

The Lava Pixel V1 measures 152.1 x 76.3 x 8.5mm and weighs 135g. Inside the fairly compact and lightweight body there's a 2,650mAh Li-Po battery, which the company claims is good for 20 hours of 2G talk time, or 12 hours on a 3G network.

The headline feature here is the latest Android 5.1.1 OS, which comes in stock form. Additionally, OS updates are promised for the next 2 years, and as an Android One device, the Pixel V1 is guaranteed to be among the first to get them. All of the above will set you back INR 11,349 or $177, a good deal by the looks of it.

We got the chance to spend some time with a Lava Pixel V1 at the launch event and we're working on a hands-on report, so stay tuned.

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  • AnonD-277271

I 've been looking for a smartphone that will take care of my photography needs perfectly. One a friends suggestion I came across LAVA Pixel v1 that was launched a few days back and man I must I say I've been floored by its 13MP rear camera and th...

  • AnonD-384398

I have been deliberating about buying a phone for a long time and one of the many models that I've shortlisted is the Lava Pixel v1. Quite honestly, I'm learning toward this phone more than the other on my list and find the camera quality swaying me ...

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