Homegrown smartphone maker Lava reignited its smartphone business after a long hiatus earlier this year. The company also came up with a unique customization program called “Made-to-order” giving users an option to build a budget Android phone based on their requirements.
Lava Agni 5G was launched in India on Tuesday as the first 5G phone by Indian smartphone maker Lava International. The dual-SIM (Nano) Lava Agni 5G runs on Android 11 and features a 6.78-inch full-HD+ display with a 90Hz refresh rate and a hole-punch design.
The phone is powered by an octa-core MediaTek Dimensity 810 SoC, along with 8GB of RAM. It comes with the quad rear camera setup that houses the 64-megapixel primary sensor, along with an f/1.79 six-piece lens. The camera also includes a 5-megapixel wide-angle shooter, a 2-megapixel depth sensor, and a 2-megapixel macro shooter. You will also get preloaded camera modes including an AI Mode, Super Night, and a Pro Mode.
For selfies and video chats, the Lava Agni 5G includes a 16-megapixel selfie camera sensor at the front. The phone comes with 128GB of UFS internal storage. Connectivity options include 5G, 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS/ A-GPS, and a USB Type-C port. The phone also comes with a side-mounted fingerprint sensor.
A 5000mAh battery supports 30W fast charging. The Lava Agni 5G is claimed to charge its built-in battery in less than 90 minutes and the phone will run on Android 11 out of the box. Though we are not sure about the charging speeds since it’s 2021, the phone should come with a USB-C charging port. The presence of a 3.5mm headphone jack on a phone in this price range is a given too.
As far as the pricing is concerned, the Lava Agni 5G has been launched at Rs 19,999. But the company is offering special discount of Rs 2000 for the early buyers, so this brings the price down to Rs 17,999. The smartphone can be pre-booked from the official website of Lava. The company has not revealed the exact details of when the smartphone will be available for purchase in India. The Lava Agni has been offered in single Fiery Blue colour.