The smartphone packs a FWVGA (480×854 pixels) display and is powered by a 1.3GHz dual-core processor coupled with 512MB of RAM. In terms of optics, A56 sports a 5-megapixel rear camera with LED flash support and a VGA (0.3-megapixels) camera at front.
The device comes with 4GB of internal storage and supports expandable storage via microSD card (up to 32GB). A56 houses a 1850mAh battery. As far as connectivity options are concerned, the smartphone offers GPRS/ EDGE, Bluetooth v2.1, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, and a 3.5mm audio jack. The Lava A56 measures 147×72.2×9.9mm and is available in White and Black colour options.