Reliance Retail’s LYF has unveiled a brand new smartphone in India. The brand new LYF Water 8 is a 4G VoLTE enabled phone which is priced at Rs. 10,990. The smartphone is now available for purchase at multi-branded electronics shops and all Reliance stores across the country.
The latest smartphone from Reliance LYF comes with a unibody build. The phone features a premium glass finish with a metallic frame around the body. The LYF Water 8 sports a 5-inch HD (1280 x 720) AMOLED display. The screen has a pixel density of 294 pixels per inch and supports up to 5 multi-touch points.
The handset is powered by the 64-bit Qualcomm MSM8939 Snapdragon 615 Soc. The octa-core processor contains eight ARM Cortex A53 cores with four of them clocked at 1.5 GHz each and other four running at 1.0 GHz each. The Adreno 405 GPU with a clock speed of 550 MHz manages the graphics.
The 3 GB of LPDDR3 RAM along with 16 GB of internal storage enables abundant of memory. A memory card of up to 128 GB capacity can be inserted into the LYF Water 8 to further increase the storage. The phone runs a rather old generation Android 5.1.1 Lollipop operating system.
The back camera of the phone is a 13 Mega Pixels with Sony Exmor-R sensor. The Auto Focus camera comes with features like OptiZoom and ChromaFlash. The handset has a 5 Mega Pixels front camera. LED flashes are present both in rear and front of the handset. The mobile can record Full HD (1080 x 1920) videos at 30 fps.
Reliance LYF Water 8 is a dual SIM smartphone, with both the SIM slots supporting 4G LTE. The first SIM slot takes in micro SIMs and the second SIM slot is designed for Nano SIM cards. The second SIM card slot is also the microSD card slot. The smartphone has a dimension of 142mm x 70.5mm x 7.0mm and weighs around 122 grams.
The device supports LTE-FDD BAND 3 (1800) or BAND 5 (850) and LTE-TDD BAND 40 (2300) 4G frequencies. The LYF Water 8 is a Cat4 smartphone with up to 150 Mb/s download speed. Other connectivity options include 802.11n WiFi, Bluetooth v4.0, GPS and micro USB 2.0 port. The device supports USB OTG.
The handset also comes with E-Compass, Gyroscope, Proximity Sensor, Light Sensor and Accelerometer. A 2600mAH Lithium-ion Polymer battery provides juice to the device. The device comes in two color variants – White and Black. The Reliance LYF Water 8 comes with an extended warranty for 2 years or 24 months.