Android Oreo (Go Edition) is Google’s attempt to breathe life into the ultra-budget segment, by providing manufacturers an optimized version of Android. Android Go should run smoothly on devices with less than 1GB of RAM.

And Lava will be one of the first Indian companies to take advantage of this platform. The company has just announced the Lava Z50 device which will run on the Android Oreo (Go Edition). The phone will likely be priced around Rs 5,000 as per our sources, though Lava has not mentioned an MRP.

LAVAZ50 Gold

According to the press release, the Lava Z50 will offer up to 50% faster performance when compared to other smartphones in its price range. Android Oreo (Go Edition) comes with optimized Go edition of Google apps including Gmail, YouTube, Assistant, and Maps which take a fraction of storage space when compared to the full-sized apps.

Marking the unveiling of the smartphone, Mr. Gaurav Nigam, Head of Product, Lava International said,

“With LAVA Z50, powered by Android Oreo (Go edition), we are giving our first time smartphone users an impeccable software designed for faster processing, more memory at hand vs non-Android Oreo (Go edition) phones, and the possibility to get entertainment through YouTube Go, to help users control their data. The camera has been enhanced to give Dual Bokeh experience and an LED flash for night time video calling. ”

Lava Z50 Specifications

Here are the main specifications of Lava Z50, which you should look at if you are thinking of buying this device:

NameLava Z50
Display4.5 inch display with 2.5D Curved
Corning Gorill Glass
ProcessorMediatek MT6737m (1.1 GHz)
RAM1GB
Storage8GB (5.5GB Free)
Primary
Camera
5MP
Secondary
Camera
5MP
Operating
System
Android Oreo (Go Edition)

Lava Z50 Pricing and Availability

While the company has not given any specific release dates or the official pricing, our sources indicate that the Lava Z50 will be priced around Rs. 5000 and will come with two-years of warranty.

The company will also be partnering with Airtel to offer attractive cashback offer of Rs. 2,000 to buyers, details of which will also be released soon. Lastly, as a special launch offer, the Z50 will also come with free one-time screen replacement, in case of screen breaks within the first year of purchase.