Lava Storm 5G launched in India on Thursday (December 21). The latest budget smartphone from domestic smartphone maker Lava International comes in two different color variants and is powered by MediaTek Dimensity 6080 SoC. The Lava Storm 5G features a dual rear camera unit. Face unlock support, 5000 mAh battery, 33W fast charging support and side-mounted fingerprint scanner are other key features of the new Lava smartphone. It will go on sale in the country from next week via Amazon.
Lava Storm 5G Price in India, Availability
Lava Storm 5G price in India has been set at Rs. 13,499 for the standalone 8GB RAM + 128GB storage model. However, Lava is providing the phone with a special introductory price of Rs. 11999. It comes in Gale Green and Thunder Black color options and will be available for purchase beyond Lava's e-store and Amazon starting with December 28.
Lava Storm 5G specifications
The dual-SIM (nano) Lava Storm 5G runs on Android 13. Lava promises an update to Android 14 and two years of security updates for the new phone. It has a 6.78-inch Full HD+ (1080×2460 pixels) IPS 2.5D display with a 120Hz refresh rate. The display has a hole cut out in the center to accommodate the selfie camera. It runs on the MediaTek Dimensity 6080 SoC, coupled with 8GB of RAM. With the virtual RAM function, the on-board memory can be expanded up to 16 GB.
For optics, the Lava Storm 5G is equipped with a 50-megapixel dual rear camera with LED flash. The camera setup also includes an 8-megapixel ultra-wide-angle sensor. For selfies and video chats, there's a 16-megapixel camera sensor on the front with an in-display flash. Additionally, the new phone comes with 128GB of internal storage that can be expanded up to 1TB via a microSD card.
Connectivity options on the Lava Storm 5G include 5G, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth 5, GPRS, OTG, 3.5mm audio jack, GLONASS and a USB Type-C port. It comes with a side-mounted fingerprint sensor and supports face unlock for authentication. The smartphone includes an accelerometer, an ambient light sensor, a gyroscope, a magnetometer, and a proximity sensor.
Lava has provided a 5000 mAh battery on the new Lava Storm 5G with 33W fast charging support. The battery is said to provide up to 25 hours of talk time and up to 300 hours of standby time on a single charge. The phone measures 168.7×76.7×8.96 mm and weighs 214 grams.