Lava O2 with a glass back launching in India soon

Powered by the UNISOC T616 chipset!

Earlier this month, Lava launched the Blaze Curve in the Indian market, featuring a curved 120Hz OLED display, a glass back, LPDDR5 RAM, UFS 3.1 storage, and MediaTek Dimensity 7050 SOC at ₹17,999. The brand has now started teasing the launch of a budget phone, the Lava O2. As the name suggests, this is the successor to the Lava O1, launched in October last year. The Lava O1 was launched with a UNISOC T606 chipset, a 90Hz LCD, a 5,000mAh battery, and a glass back design.

Lava O2

Lava O2 features a similar glass back design as the predecessor, and this time, Lava went for a different camera module design. The frame is flat, and the phone has a hole punch design on the front, compared to the notch design on the Lava O1.

The phone has been listed on Amazon ahead of the official launch. The listing reveals the specifications of the device.

Speaking of specifications, the Lava O2 is powered by the UNISOC T616 chipset. This chipset features an octa-core CPU clocked at 2.0GHz, and an ARM Mali G52 GPU. One thing worth mentioning is that Lava O2 has UFS 2.2 storage, something we don’t often see in the sub-10K price segment in India. The battery is 5,000mAh and the phone supports 18W fast charging.

The display is a 6.5-inch LCD with a 720p resolution and a 90Hz refresh rate. There are two rear cameras, with the primary camera having a 50MP sensor, an upgrade over the 13MP sensor on the Lava O1. The selfie camera has an 8MP sensor, compared to a 5MP sensor on the Lava O1.

Finally, the phone runs on Android 13 out of the box.

One thing worth noting is that the specifications are identical to those of the Lava Yuva 3 Pro, launched in December last year at ₹8,999. Now, this is not the first time a brand is launching the same phone with a different name. We expect the Lava O2 to launch at a lower price than the Yuva 3 Pro, now that the Yuva 3 Pro is already three months old. The price is expected to be around ₹8,000.