Lava Blaze 5G announced in India priced at around Rs 10,000; could be India’s cheapest 5G smartphone

The company is yet to announce the exact price of the phone.

Highlights
  • Lava has launched its first 5G smartphone in India, the Blaze 5G.
  • It packs a 6.5-inch HD+ 90Hz LCD panel, a MediaTek Dimensity 700 chip, and a 5,000mAh battery.
  • The Lava Blaze 5G will be priced around Rs 10,000.

Homegrown smartphone brand Lava has announced its all-new affordable smartphone, the Lava Blaze 5G, which is the company’s first 5G phone. Ashwini Vaishnaw, Union Minister of Railways, Communications and Electronics, unveiled the handset at India Mobile Congress 2022. The brand is marketing Blaze 5G as India’s most affordable 5G phone but is yet to disclose the pricing details. The company has revealed the phone will priced around the Rs 10,000 price range.

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Currently, there are two Lava Blaze smartphones in the brand’s portfolio, but they’re 4G handsets: Lava Blaze and Lava Blaze Pro. The Lava 5G phone has launched in India right after PM Modi announced the debut of 5G services in the country on Saturday.

Lava Blaze 5G price in India, availability

As mentioned earlier, Lava is marketing the Blaze 5G as India’s most affordable 5G smartphone. This handset will retail for around Rs 10,000 once the company announces the sale details and its actual price. The Lava Blaze 5G pre-order will start around Diwali. It comes in two colourways: Blue and Green.

Lava Blaze 5G

Specifications

Lava Blaze 5G sports a 6.5-inch LCD screen that supports a 90Hz refresh rate and 1600×720 pixels HD+ resolution. A MediaTek Dimensity 700 chip runs the show, and a 5,000mAh battery powers the package. The charging details are still under wraps. It packs 4GB RAM with 128GB storage, both expandable via 3GB VRAM and a microSD card slot.

Lava Blaze 5G specs

  • 6.5-inch HD+ 90Hz LCD panel
  • MediaTek Dimensity 700
  • 5,000mAh battery
  • 50MP triple rear camera setup
  • 8MP selfie shooter
  • Android 12 OS

Photography on the Lava Blaze 5G is taken care of by an 8MP front-facing shooter and a triple rear camera setup: 50MP primary sensor, a depth shooter, and a macro lens. There’s a side-mounted fingerprint reader for security. It boots Android 12 OS out of the box.

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