Lava launched the Lava Z1 telephone in India on Thursday. Billed as a 100% indigenous telephone designed by Indian engineers, the Z1 is the result of the homegrown model’s one-of-its-kind ‘Design in India’ contest it kicked off final yr in a bid to construct ‘the following Indian smartphone.’ The telephone in query might be accessible for Rs 5,499 from throughout on-line and offline gross sales channels beginning January 26.
The Z1 is an entry-level telephone with an all-plastic again and no fingerprint scanner—typical of most telephones at its worth level—although Lava claims it’s Navy Grade-certified for toughness. On the entrance, the telephone has a 5-inch show which is protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 3. Underneath the hood, the telephone has a MediaTek Helio A20 processor paired with 2GB RAM and 32GB storage. Rounding off the bundle is a 5-magnet speaker and three,100mAh battery.
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The Lava Z1 could not have been the showstopper in the present day—that might be Lava’s My Z, Z-Up providers—nonetheless the entire ‘100% indigenous telephone’ angle makes it stand out particularly in instances of ‘vocal for native.’ Lava’s Design in India contest was in reality ‘designed’ to advertise and probably advance the imaginative and prescient of Make in India and an Atmanirbhar Bharat.
Lava had kicked off its Design in India contest in July final yr. The competition was carried out in three phases, ideation, making a prototype, and presentation to the jury. Lava had mentioned its design workforce would “mentor” the contestants who could be judged on three parameters, creativity, performance, and uniqueness. The judging panel was be by Lava Worldwide chief manufacturing officer Sanjeev Agarwal.
The competition was open for college students of B.Tech, B.E, B.Des and M.Des and engineering professionals from ECE, IT, CS, Mech, and Industrial Design departments. College students or professionals may select to take part within the contest in teams of 1-3 and ultimately, the highest three groups had been to get a pre-placement interview alternative at Lava. Moreover, a money prize of Rs 50,000, Rs 25,000, and Rs 15,000 respectively was additionally up for grabs.