Lava on Monday launched the Pixel V2, a refreshed variant of the Pixel V1 launched in July this year under Google's Android One initiative. The new handset, which is not linked to the initiative, is priced at an MRP of Rs. 10,750, which is lower than its predecessor (Rs. 11,350) and is already available to buy offline. The company promised to make the smartphone available to buy online starting September 15.
Based on specifications, the Lava Pixel V2 is quite an update over the Pixel V1, especially in the camera department. The handset's claim to fame is the 13-megapxiel rear camera with 1.4-micron pixel size, f/2.0 aperture, 5p Largan Lens and Blue Glass Filter with dual-LED flash. Also, it comes with a wide-angle 8-megapixel front-facing camera with 1.4-micron pixel size, f/2.4 aperture, 4p lens with LED flash. Some of the camera modes included are wide angle selfie, night mode, Pic Focus, Face Beauty, Intelligent Mode and gif maker. Additionally, it can record videos with up to 1080p resolution.
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The dual 4G SIM (Micro-SIM) supporting Lava Pixel V2 runs Android 5.1 Lollipop with the Star OS 2.0 skin, and sports a 5-inch HD (720x1280 pixels) resolution IPS display layered by Asahi Dragontail Glass. It comes powered by a 64-bit quad-core Media MTK6735 SoC (four Cortex A53 cores at 1GHz), paired with 2GB DDR3 RAM and Mali T720 GPU. As for the storage, the Pixel V2 includes 16GB inbuilt storage, which can be further expanded via a microSD card (up to 32GB). Besides a set of standard connectivity options, the smartphone also supports Cat. 4 4G LTE connectivity, with support for Indian LTE bands.
The Pixel V2 is backed by a 2500mAh Li-Po battery and weighs 128 grams. While the Pixel V2 is currently available in Icy White and Royal Black colour variants, the company would bring the smartphone in Prism Blue colour variant as well in October this year.