Jio’s 4G VoLTE Feature Phone With Smartphone-Like Features Video Leaked
Jio‘s 4G VoLTE feature phone is expected to come with smartphone-like features. The leaked video shows a Reliance Retail’s Lyf-branded feature phone – which may or may not be the long-rumoured Rs. 500 Jio 4G feature phone that has been spotted before – but could well be the phone that the telco that’s shaken up the industry reveals next week.
The video report reveals specifications, features, and software details of the upcoming Lyf/ Jio 4G VoLTE feature phone.
Jio 4G VoLTE feature phone specifications
The Reliance Jio 4G feature phone will be sold under the Lyf brand. As rumored previously, the feature phone is said to have a 2.4-inch color display, 512MB RAM, 4GB of internal storage, up to 128GB microSD card support, dual SIM functionality (Nano SIM + Standard SIM), 2-megapixel rear camera, and VGA front camera. The leak also suggests the presence of 2000mAh battery, FM radio, Bluetooth 4.1 + LE, and video calling on the Jio 4G VoLTE feature phone.
On the software side, the mobile is said to come with ‘KAI OS’, a customized version of the HTML5-based Firefox OS. It will reportedly have an app store named ‘KaiOS Plus’. It will also have an integrated voice assistant with support for Indian languages. In addition, Jio 4G VoLTE feature phone will be provided for Wi-Fi tethering too, meaning a user will be able to connect multiple devices using the handset’s Internet connection. A report also says that the handset will have app-specific USB tethering.
Previously, Qualcomm and Spreadtrum have been said to be supplying the chipset for the device. The Jio 4G feature phone is also said to come with access to Jio apps such as Jio TV, MyJio, JioCinema, and JioMusic.
Jio 4G VoLTE feature phone price
The previous report suggests that the Jio feature phone price in India will be Rs. 500, after subsidizing the manufacturing cost. Like we mentioned earlier, it’s not clear if the leaked mobile is actually the Rs. 500 Jio phone.
Reliance is said to have placed an order of 18-20 million units for the handsets with Chinese vendors such as Zhejiang Techain Electronics Technology Co., Shenzhen CHINO-E Communication Co, Crave and Megaphone. The Lyf/ Jio 4G VoLTE feature phone is expected to be unveiled on July 21 at parent company Reliance’s AGM but hit the market in August.
More recently, the company revised its plans to provide more data and more validity at the same price and launched a new plan that provides the Jio Dhan Dhana Dhan Offer benefits for another 84 days at Rs. 399.
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