The Lava Z61 has been launched in India as a budget-friendly smartphone targeting those on a budget. The Z61 is the latest device from the company running on Android 8.1 Oreo Go Edition.
The device sports the trending 18:9 aspect ratio screen. This will offer a fuller display and fewer bezels to those on a budget. It also comes with what the company calls the “Sharp Click” camera.
Lava Z61 Key Specs and Features
・5.45-inch HD IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 720 x 1440 pixels
・Android 8.1 Oreo Go Edition with 1GB/2GB RAM
・Quad-core 1.3GHz MediaTek MT6739
・16GB built-in storage
・8MP rear camera and 5MP front camera
・3000mAh non-removable Li-Ion Battery
Design And Display
The device was made from Plastic (specifically the back cover), however, it has a metal frame. The looks really attractive from the rear. It also comes with dual antenna lines as well.
There’s a rear camera at the top left corner on top of the antenna line with the LED flash beside it. While the loudspeaker follows underneath. It’s available in Gold and Black colours.
Turning to the front, you’ll be greeted with the 18:9 aspect ratio screen. This gives you fuller display and super minimal bezels. The narrow bezels are extremely tiny as well.
It boasts a 5.45-inch HD+ IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen with 720 x 1440 pixels in resolution and 295 pixels per inch density. There’s an unspecified Corning Gorilla Glass on top as well.
Hardware and Software
The MediaTek MT6739 runs the show here, the processor is a 4-core processor, which reaches a smooth clock speed of 1.3GHz. While the PowerVR GE8100 graphics processor clocks at 570MHz.
There’s 16GB space in the storage department to store all files, this can be expanded up to 128GB using a memory card. In terms of RAM space, there are two versions, there’s one with 1GB and another with 2GB. It runs on Android 8.1 Oreo Go Edition.
Camera, Network And Connectivity
At the rear, it’s equipped with a super click 8MP rear camera, this comes with f/2.2 aperture for clearer images. While the 5MP selfie camera supports Face Unlock.
The Z61 supports 4G LTE connectivity and accommodates dual Nano SIMs. It also has support for Bluetooth 4.2, 3.5mm jack, USB port, Wi-Fi, Wi-Fi Hotspot and A-GPS, GLONASS.
Battery, Price And Availability
The Lava Z61 is powered by a non-removable Li-Ion 3000mAh battery with no fast charging technology. Lava Z61 will be available on shopping stores, starting from $79 to $99, that’s about (N25,000 – N35,000).
Full Specification Of Lava Z61
・Announced: July 2018
・Status: Available. July 2018
・Network Technology: GSM / WCDMA / LTE
・3G Support: WCDMA: B1 2100MHz / B8 900 MHz
・4G Support: LTE : 850 / 1800 / 2100 MHz
LTE-TDD : 2300 MHz (Band 40)
LTE-TDD : 2500 MHz (Band 41)
・Dual SIM Support: Yes (Nano + Nano)
・Material Type: Plastic + Metal
・Colour: Gold, Black
・Screen Type: HD+ IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen
・Resolution: 720 x 1440 pixels
・Pixel Density: 295ppi
・Screen to Body Ratio: –
・Operating system: Android 8.1 Oreo Go Edition
・Processor: Octa-core 1.5GHz
・Chipset type: Mediatek MT6739
・Graphics Processing Unit: PowerVR GE8100
・Memory Card Slot: Yes, up to 128GB
・Internal storage: 16GB
・Back Camera: 8MP
・Front Camera: 5MP
・Back Flash: Yes, LED
・Front Flash: No
・WiFi Hotspot: Yes
・Fingerprint Sensor: Yes (Rear)
・Sensors: accelerometer, proximity, ambient light, compass
・3.5mm Audio Jack: Yes
・Standby Time: –
・Fast Charging: No