Lava Iris 504q smartphone with gesture capabilities will be priced at Rs 13,499.
This is the lowest cost smartphone available in India with gesture capabilities.
Samsung S4 with gesture capabilities is priced at more than Rs 40,000.
It is known whether Indian mobile phone users are looking for gesture features in their smartphones.
Samsung S4 is not a major success story in India, at least. Gesture may not be the main reason or poor off take of Samsung S4 in India, according to trade industry sources. Samsung’s overall inability to innovate and bring products which are more suitable for Indian audience, have impacted the sales of Samsung S4.
Highly priced BlackBerry Q10, BlackBerry’s first qwerty phone on the much publicized BlackBerry 10 platform, may also face the same issue in India due to its pricing strategies.
Air gesture capabilities allow mobile phone users to browse through photographs and music without touching the screen. The front camera detects motion of your palm and sifts through pictures, music and web pages.
The new advanced smartphone from Lava runs on Android v4.2 (Jellybean).
The 5.5-inch phone with OGS display technology features 1280×720 pixels, Lava Mobiles said at a bloggers’ meet in Delhi on Saturday.
Lava Iris 504q smartphone enables users to interact with the phone with a swipe of the phone in the air.
There are several advantages. Mobile phone users can click photos, change tracks on the music player and video player, change FM channels, brose entertainment channels, etc.
The phone is powered by quad core 1.2 GHz processor.
It comes with 8MP rear auto-focus camera and 2MP front camera for 3G video calling.
The 2000mAh battery is meant for long usage.
1GM RAM and internal memory of 4GB, expandable up to 32GB are additional features.