Last year, Lava launched the Blaze – a sub-INR 10,000 phone that didn’t feel cheap, largely thanks to its glass back. Now the company announced its direct successor called Lava Blaze 2.

Lava Blaze 2 in Orange

The Lava Blaze 2 brings a much more powerful chipset, a Unisoc T616. It has two Cortex-A75 cores in addition to six A55s and a Mali-G57 MP1. For comparison, the Helio A22 of the original Blaze had only four CPU cores and they were old A53 cores at that.

Lava is promising an AnTuTu 9.5.5 score of over 250K, the company says that this makes it the most powerful phone in its segment (sub-₹10,000 phones).

Additionally, the RAM is doubled to 6GB (plus 5GB of virtual RAM, if you want it), so the performance of the new model will be way up from the original. The storage capacity is doubled too and is now 128GB (UFS 2.2). It can be expanded with a microSD card (up to 1TB). However, the phone still runs Android 12 out of the box, which is getting quite old at this point.

The display is getting a boost too, it’s still a 6.5” IPS LCD with HD+ resolution (20:9), but it now has a 90Hz refresh rate. The fingerprint reader moved to the side (the power button) and needs 0.383s to unlock the phone (that is faster than the 0.76s needed by the face unlock system to do the same).

Lava Blaze 2 specs

Another improvement is to the 5,000mAh battery, which now boasts a charge rating of 18W (up from 10W). Charging still isn’t super fast as takes 2 hours 9 minutes to get to 100%. Once full, the battery is good for 8 hours of YouTube playback. There is a USB-C port on the bottom, next to a 3.5mm headphone jack. FM radio is on board.

Something that hasn’t changed is the camera setup – there is a 13MP main module on the back with a 2MP helper and LED flash, plus an 8MP camera on the front (a punch hole this time).

Even so, the Lava Blaze 2 is a major improvement over the original with the new chipset being the biggest upgrade.

Lava Blaze 2

Lava Blaze 2 Specifications

Display: 6.5-inch (1600 × 720 pixels) HD+ display with 90Hz refresh rate

Chipset: 2GHz UNISOC T616 Octa-Core 12nm processor with Mali-G57 GPU

RAM/Storage: 6GB RAM, 128GB UFS internal storage, expandable memory up to 1TB with microSD

OS: Android 12

SIM: Dual SIM (nano + nano + microSD)

Rear Camera: Dual

  • 13MP main
  • 2MP macro with LED Flash

Selfie Camera: 8MP

Multimedia: 3.5mm audio jack, FM Radio

Dimensions: 164.96×76.1×8.6mm

Weight: 203g

Fingerprint scanner: Yes, Side-mounted

Network/Connectivity: 4G LTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 ac (2.4GHz/5GHz), Bluetooth 5.0, GPS, GLONASS, USB Type-C

Battery: 5000mAh with 18W charging

Lava Blaze 2 Price and Availability

The new model still has a glass black (in Blue, Black and Orange) and is a fairly big upgrade over the original.

Lava Blaze 2 in colors

The price will be INR 9,000 during a special launch offer – sales start on April 18th (Tuesday next week). The regular price of the phone is INR 11,000.

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