Lava Connect M1: Spreadtrum is a Chinese fabless semiconductor company. They produce chipsets for mobile phones. Lava decided to released its first ever 4G enables feature phone – Lava Connect M1, and it uses the LTE SoC platform, SC9820 in the device. This is the world’s first feature phone chipset.
The feature phone relies on the Spreadtrum’s 28nm 1.2GHz dual-core ARM Cortex™-A7 LTE platform SC9820. The Lava Connect M1 has a dual sim and supports VoLTE. It has an internal memory of 4 GB and 512MB of RAM. It also has an expandable memory up to 32 GB. The Lava Connect M1 will support TDD-LTE, FDD-LTE, GSM modes and GPRS connectivity. The display of the screen is around 2.5 inches, and the battery is a 1750 mAh. The camera specification is as 5-megapixel rear/front camera, and it also supports 720P video display.
The 4G mobile handset has already been released in February 2017. Spreadtrum is taking this chance to render their service to the traditional operators to move from 2G and 3G network to 4G.
Dr. Leo Li, Chairman, and CEO – Spreadtrum Communications said, “SC9820 is a breakthrough product by Spreadtrum. Spreadtrum has always been committed to mobile technology innovation and providing affordable fully-connected user experiences across the globe, and SC9820 is a testimony of the same. We are pleased to partner with Lava for their innovative product. The launch of Lava Connect M1 will create possibilities for features phones users in India and will be a milestone in making India, a DIGITAL INDIA. We are looking forward to seeing Spreadtrum SC9820 power more feature phone users all over the world and thus enable them to access the internet and consume digital content at an affordable price.”
Head of Lava International, Gaurav Nigam said, “At Lava, we strive to think ahead of the curve w.r.t product innovation. In this journey, we take along leading partners who share same ambition and values as us. Our association with Spreadtrum Communications is a step forward in this direction. Not just this, the collaboration will further strengthen the digital connect in the country and provide a favorable customer experience. The integration of Spreadtrum’s LTE SoC platform, SC9820 with Lava’s mobile technology is a strategic move which will empower our consumers in availing the latest technology by helping them transition from 2G & 3G to 4G networks at an affordable price.”
The feature phone comes with a pre-installed Facebook Lite.