Lava Z60

Lava added another handset to it’s budget smartphone line by launching the Lava Z60 in India on Thursday. The device is available in Gold and Black finishes and is priced very affordably at Rs.6,499. The company is advertising the Z60 with features like a ‘Bokeh Mode’ available at such a low price.

The Lava Z60 sports a 5-inch FWVGA display with a resolution of 480×854 pixels. This is one area where Lava has heavily compromised on. It is powered by a quad-core SoC, clocked in at 1.1GHz coupled with just 1GB of RAM and 16GB of on-board storage. Sadly, the smartphone runs on Android Nougat. If it ran on Android Oreo, it would have featured the optimisations that Android Go brought along. Recollecting, Android Go is a modified version of Android Oreo that optimises the software to run on low-end devices.

As for optics, there is a 5MP rear camera along with a 5MP selfie shooter. Lava has included a ‘Bokeh Mode’ which blurs out the background, thus highlighting the subject. Since a dual camera setup is absent, this is made possible through software. A 2500mAh battery provides juice to the smartphone. Basic connectivity options like Bluetooth 4.0, WiFi, GPS and 4G VoLTE are present.