Indian phone brand Lava has announced a new handset in its home country. This device called Lava Z2s is an entry-level smartphone with a large display, a high-capacity battery, and an octa-core processor. Let’s take a look at what his product has to offer.
The newly announced Lava Z2s flaunts a 6.5-inch IPS LCD panel with a resolution of 1600 x 720 pixels (HD+), 263 PPI, and 16 million colors. The screen has a dewdrop notch, 20:9 aspect ratio, and 2.5D Gorilla Glass 3 protection.
The device is powered by an unspecified MediaTek Helio octa-core processor coupled with 2GB RAM and 32GB internal storage. On the connectivity front, the handset supports dual-SIM, 4G, single-band WiFi, Bluetooth 5.0, GNSS, USB Type-C port, and a 3.5mm headphone jack.
Interestingly the phone only includes two essential sensors – an accelerometer and a proximity sensor. However, it runs the latest Android 11 Go Edition instead of Android 10 Go Edition like budget smartphones from similar smaller brands.
Other features include an 8MP rear camera, a 5MP front-facing camera, a MicroSD card slot (up to 512GB), and a 5,000mAh battery.
Lava Z2s Specifications
- 2G bands: GSM 900 / 1800 – SIM 1 & SIM 2
- 3G bands: HSDPA 900 / 2100
- 4G bands: 1, 3, 5, 8, 40, 41
- Speed: HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE Cat4 150/50 Mbps
- Announced: 2021, January 07
- Status: Available. Released 2021, January 11
- Dimensions: 164.5 x 75.8 x 9 mm (6.48 x 2.98 x 0.35 in)
- Weight: 190 g (6.70 oz)
- Build: Glass front, plastic back, plastic frame
- Colors: Striped Blue
- SIM: Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)
- Type: IPS LCD
- Size: 6.51 inches, 102.3 cm2 (~82.1% screen-to-body ratio)
- Resolution: 720 x 1600 pixels, 20:9 ratio (~270 ppi density)
- Protection: Corning Gorilla Glass 3
- Android 11 (Go edition)
- Chipset: MediaTek Helio G35 (12 nm)
- CPU: Octa-core (4×2.3 GHz Cortex-A53 & 4×1.8 GHz Cortex-A53)
- GPU: PowerVR GE8320
- RAM: 2GB
- Internal Storage: 32GB
- Memory Card slot: microSDXC (dedicated slot)
- eMMC 5.1
- Main Camera: Single – 8 MP, f/2.0, (wide), 1.12µm, AF
- Features: LED flash
- Video: 1080p@30fps
- Selfie Camera: Single – 5 MP, f/2.2, (wide)
- Video: 1080p@30fps
- Radio: FM Radio
- Loudspeaker: Yes
- Audio 3.5mm jack: Yes
- WLAN: Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot
- Bluetooth: 5.0, A2DP, LE
- GPS: Yes, with A-GPS
- NFC: No
- USB: USB Type-C
- Sensors: Accelerometer
- Battery Type and Capacity: Li-Po 5000 mAh, non-removable
Lava Z2s Price and Availability
The Lava Z2s carries a price tag of INR 7,099 in India. It can be purchased from Flipkart, Amazon, Lava e-store, and 100k+ retail stores across the country. The device comes in a single Striped Blue color option.
At the moment, the product can be ordered from Amazon, however, it is said to come in stock on July 26. Flipkart says ‘Coming Soon’ and there’s no option to order on the Lava e-store.