The company made the announcement on its official Facebook Page on Friday and the users can get the update to their phones by visiting any of the service centers of Lava.
The latest Android Jelly Bean is the biggest upgrade received by this smartphone since its launch in the first quarter of 2013. Lava Iris 501, which was originally priced at ₹9,999, is now available for a price of ₹7,999. The new update will come with features like Project Butter, Offline voice typing, Google Now and more.
Iris 501 is one of the few big screen smartphones, sporting a 5.0-inch TFT screen with 480×800 pixel resolutions and is powered by 1GHz dual-core processor. The handset comes with pre-installed apps such as Hike, Saavn and Asphalt HD game and houses 5.0-megapixel rear camera with flash and Auto-focus along with 0.3-megapixel VGA camera. The phone packs 512MB of RAM and 2GB of internal memory which is expandable up to 32 GB through microSD card slot. The handset supports connectivity features like WIFI hot spot, micro-USB, Bluetooth and GPS and packs a battery of 2300 mAh which lasts up to 7 hours of talk time.
Last week, the company launched yet another device in its Iris series – Iris 455. It sports 4.5-inch capacitive touch display with 960 x 540 pixel resolution. It is powered by 1GHz dual-core processor and runs on Android 4.1 Jelly Bean operating system. The handset measures 9.92mm thick and weighs 120 grams and packs 512MB RAM along with 4GB of internal memory which is expandable up to 32GB with microSD. On the connectivity front, the phone supports 3G (HSDPA 7.2Mbps; HSUPA: 5.76 Mbps), WIFI 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth and AGPS.
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