Lava launches the ultra-affordable Iris Win1 Windows Phone in India for just Rs.4,999

Back in June, Indian devices brand XOLO launched its first Windows Phone, the Win Q900s. Today, XOLO's parent company, Lava, announced the launch of its own self-branded Windows Phone, the Iris Win1.

Image: Lava via Windows Central

The device sits alongside various Iris Android phones in Lava's range, and - like most of the new brands that have joined Windows Phone this year - the Win1 is aimed squarely at the entry level of the market. The handset's features include:

  • 4-inch WVGA (800x480px) display
  • Quad-core 1.2GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 200
  • 1GB RAM
  • 8GB onboard storage (plus microSD support up to 32GB)
  • 5MP rear camera with LED flash
  • 0.3MP front-facing camera
  • Accelerometer, proximity sensor and ambient light sensor
  • 1950mAh battery

Those specs are pretty decent for an entry-level device - especially the inclusion of an LED flash, selfie-cam and a full 1GB of RAM. What's even more remarkable is that Lava will be making the Iris Win1 available for just Rs.4,999 (roughly $81), making it one of the most affordable smartphones in India.

As Windows Central reports, the device will be available to buy from December 4, and it even includes a flip cover and screen guard in the box. That seems like astonishing value for the new Windows Phone, and a very compelling package for those shopping for a new smartphone on a budget.

Of course, not everyone in India is on the lookout for a low-cost device. Smartphone buyers there with deeper pockets might want to consider the OnePlus One, which launched in India today.

Source: Windows Central

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