Lava takes on Redmi and Realme with its new 5G smartphone

Lava takes on Redmi and Realme with its new 5G smartphone

In a not too distant future, the Indian smartphone scene was entirely dominated by the local players. But fast forward to 2021, and there’s not a single Indian OEM in the list of top 5 smartphone brands. Last year, Micromax attempted a comeback to the budget segment with the Micromax IN Note and IN 1B. Now Lava, who was the fourth biggest player in 2014, has launched a brand new 5G smartphone to take on the likes of Samsung, Xiaomi, and Realme.

Lava Agni 5G: Specifications

SpecificationLava Agni 5G
Dimensions and Weight
  • 168.8 x 76.8 x 9.1mm
  • 204g
Display
  • 6.78-inch IPS
  • 1080 x 2460 (FHD+)
  • Corning Glass 3
SoC
  • MediaTek Dimensity 810:
    • Octa-core (up to 2.4GHz)
  • ARM Mali-G57 MC2 GPU
  • 6nm
RAM and Storage
  • 8GB RAM
  • 128GB flash storage
  • MicroSD card support
Battery & Charging
  • 5,000 mAh battery
  • 30W fast charger (inside the box)
Rear Camera
  • Primary: 64MP Quad Pixel f/1.79
  • Secondary: 5MP ultra-wide
  • Tertiary: 2MP bokeh
  • Quaternary: 2MP macro
Front Camera
  • 16MP f/2.0
Ports
  • USB Type-C port
  • 3.5mm headphone jack
Connectivity
  • 5G NR
  • Bluetooth 5.1
  • Type-C port
  • 3.5mm audio jack
  • WiFi 802.11.b/g/n/ac (2.4GHz + 5GHz)
SecuritySide-mounted fingerprint reader
Software
  • Android 11

The newly launched Lava Agni 5G (meaning “fire” in Hindi) prides itself as the first 5G smartphone from an Indian smartphone brand. It flaunts a 6.78-inch full HD+ IPS panel with a 90Hz refresh rate, which is somewhat disappointing as most devices in the segment have long switched to AMOLED.

Under the hood, the phone packs a MediaTek Dimensity 810 SoC, paired with 8GB RAM and 128GB UFS storage. On the back, you’ll find a quad-camera setup, consisting of a 64MP main shooter, a 5MP ultra-wide camera, and two 2MP depth and macro shooters. Over on the front, there’s a 16MP selfie shooter.

A 5,000mAh battery keeps the show going. It charges via a 30W fast charger that comes included in the box. On the software front, the Lava Agni 5G runs a near-stock version of Android 11.

Other highlights of the Lava Agni 5G include a side-mounted fingerprint reader, 5G support, Bluetooth 5.1, dual-band Wi-Fi, a 3.5mm audio jack, and microSD card support.

Pricing & Availability

The Lava Agni 5G is available for pre-order starting today and will go on sale on November 18. It’s priced at ₹19,999 for the lone 8GB/128GB variant though those who pre-order the phone can avail a flat discount of ₹2000. The phone will be available through Amazon India, Flipkart, and offline retailers.

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Kishan Vyas
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