The company's official site does not mention any availability details; though we can expect the smartphone to hit market shelves in the coming days. The official website lists that the Iris X1 Beats comes with free downloads worth Rs. 2,000 for two months via the Hungama app. The company touts that the Iris X1 Beats features K-Class Amplifier for music enhancements.
The dual-SIM (GSM+GSM) Lava Iris X1 Beats smartphone runs Android 4.4 KitKat out-of-the-box. It comes with a 5-inch (480x854 pixels) FWVGA IPS display. The smartphone is powered by a 1.2GHz quad-core (unspecified chipset) processor coupled with 1GB of RAM.
The Lava Iris X1 Beats bears 8GB of inbuilt storage, which is further expandable via microSD card (up to 32GB). It sports a 5-megapixel rear autofocus camera with LED flash, while there is a secondary 0.3-megapixel front-facing camera also onboard.
On the connectivity front, the Lava Iris X1 Beats offers 3G, GPRS/ EDGE, GPS/ A-GPS, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Micro-USB, and Bluetooth options. The smartphone packs a 2200mAh battery, which is rated to deliver up to 11 hours of talk time on 3G network and up to 134 hours of standby time on single-SIM. It measures 144x71.8x9mm and is listed in White-Silver, White-Gold, and Ink Black colours. The handset features accelerometer, ambient light, and proximity sensors.
Last month, Lava launched the Iris Fuel 20 smartphone priced at Rs. 5,399. Much like other Iris Fuel series smartphones, the Lava Iris Fuel 20 came with a large battery - 4400mAh battery, which is perhaps the largest battery in a sub-Rs. 6,000 smartphone.