Home-grown Lava delivers on its promise to launch 5G smartphone in 2021; here are the details

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November 09, 2021 4:53 PM

With 4G technology, Lava was a little late to jump on the wagon, and it cost the brand dearly.

Users can pre-book starting Tuesday, up till November 17.

Lava Agni 5G: Lava International on Tuesday launched its first 5G smartphone in India, the Lava Agni 5G. The phone is based on the MediaTek Dimensity 810 SoC, has 64MP quad rear cameras, a large screen with fast 90Hz refresh rate, and sizeable battery with fast charging support.

Lava Agni 5G will go up against the Moto G 5G, Realme 8s 5G and Samsung Galaxy M32 5G. Lava, as it had told Financial Express Online earlier, is not making the same mistake again. With 4G technology, the home-grown brand was a little late to jump on the wagon, and it cost it dearly, but it had announced earlier this year that it would bring out a 5G phone this year itself. Lo and behold, it has happened. So, here’s what we know about the new Lava Agni 5G.

Lava Agni 5G phone: Price and availability in India

The Lava Agni 5G will be available for Rs 19,999. The phone only has one variant, which has 8GB RAM and a 128 GB internal storage. Users would be able to purchase the phone starting November 18, via Flipkart and Amazon, as well as other offline retailers.

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The Indian smartphone maker is also allowing users to pre-book the phone on Amazon and on Lava’s store website starting Tuesday itself. It is also offering users an incentive for pre-booking. While pre-booking the phone, customers would need to pay an initial amount of Rs 500, but they would be entitled to receive a discount of Rs 2,000 on the phone. This means that all the users who pre-book the phone and pay Rs 500 to confirm the pre-booking would be able to get the phone for Rs 17,999.

Users can pre-book starting Tuesday, up till November 17.

Lava Agni 5G features and specs

The phone has a dual SIM functionality. Based on Android 11, the phone has a full-HD+ display on a 6.78-inch screen. The display has a hole punch design along with a 90 Hz refresh rate. The octa-core MediaTek Density 810 SoC powers the phone, and apart from the 64 MP primary rear camera sensor, the phone also has a 5 MP wide angle camera, a 2 MP depth sensor as well as a 2 MP macro shooter. The phone also has preloaded camera modes like the AI Mode, Pro Mode and Super Night Mode.

The phone also has a 16 MP front camera for selfies and video calling. It also has 5G connectivity (with support for three 5G bands), along with 4G VoLTE, Bluetooth, WiFi, and a USB Type C port. The fingerprint sensor is mounted on the side of the phone, which has been equipped with a 5000mAh battery with 30W fast charging.

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