Lava Yuva 2 with 13-megapixel dual AI rear camera launched in India, priced at Rs 6,999

By Abhik Sengupta: Indian smartphone maker Lava launched a new budget-friendly Lava Yuva 2 in India months after launching the Yuva 2 Pro. The Yuva 2 looks similar to its Pro sibling with some minor tweaks. Both phones carry a waterdrop-style notch on the front to house the selfie camera. The back now includes two camera sensors instead of three. Lava is also using a chipset by Unisoc (Unisoc T606) instead of MediaTek to keep the pricing aggressive.

Lava Yuva 2 price in India

Lava has introduced the Yuva 2 at just Rs 6,999 for the sole 3GB RAM and 64GB storage model. This makes the Lava Yuva 2 cheaper by Rs 1,000 than the Yuva 2 Pro. Colour options remain the same between the two. Customers can choose between Glass Blue, Glass Lavender, and Glass Green colour options.

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The Yuva 2 will be available across Lava’s retail network starting today.

Lava Yuva 2 specifications

The Lava Yuva 2 features a 13-megapixel dual AI Rear camera and a 5-megapixel front camera with screen flash. It also gets a side-mounted fingerprint scanner, an anonymous auto-call recording feature, and dual microphones for Noise Cancellation. It features a 5,000 mAh battery and comes with a Type-C 10W charger.

There’s also a 90Hz display with Lava’s new ‘Sink’ screen display. The company explains the Sink display focuses on providing a “high screen-to-body ratio” and “lower bezels.” However, there’s still a waterdrop-style notch, which is a standard among smartphones in the Rs 10,000 segment. To improve the look, Lava has used a glass-like material for the rear panel.

The Yuva 2 currently runs on Android 12, though the company promises a clean and bloatware-free Android experience. The smartphone is promised to receive an Android 13 update, even though Android 14 is around the corner. The phone will also receive quarterly security updates for two years.

Similar to other Lava phones, the Lava Yuva 2 is eligible for a “free service at home” service in case of any issues with the device. The doorstep service can be availed within the phone’s warranty period.

Lava’s new phone comes a day after Motorola launched the Moto G14 in India. Priced at Rs 9,999 for the 4GB RAM + 128GB storage variant, the phone comes with Android 13 out of the box and a 6.5-inch full-HD+ display. There are also Dolby Atmos-supported speakers. Other features include a 5,000mAh battery and 20W TurboPower charging support, an octa-core Unisoc T616 processor, a 50-megapixel primary camera, and dual-band.

The new Lava and Motorola phones lack 5G but support 4G.

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