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Jio’s 4G VoLTE Feature Phone With Smartphone-Like Features Video Leaked

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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Asus Teamed Up with Reliance Jio offering 100 GB 4G Data

Asus Teamed Up with Reliance Jio offering 100 GB 4G Data

The Taiwanese multinational computer and phone hardware and electronics company Asus has teamed up with Reliance Jio to offer up to 100 GB of additional 4G data to the smartphone users. The offer is available to any Reliance Jio Prime user who has purchased an Asus smartphone on or after June 16, 2017, from either online or offline channels.

This move by Asus comes hot on the heels of Xiaomi’s announcement that it will be offering 30GB additional 4G data courtesy of Reliance Jio to Mi users.

For this particular scheme called Additional Data, Asus has divided its customers into three groups-

Group 1: The smartphones eligible for 3GB of additional 4G data are: Zenfone Selfie, Zenfone Max, Zenfone Live, Zenfone Go 4.5 LTE, Zenfone Go 5.0 LTE and Zenfone Go 5.5 LTE.

Group 2: The smartphones eligible for 5GB of additional 4G data are:  Zenfone 2, Zenfone 2 Laser, Zenfone 2 Laser 5.5, Zenfone 3S Max, Zenfone 3 Laser, Zenfone 3 Max 5.2 and Zenfone 3 Max 5.5.

Group 3: Lastly, the smartphones eligible for the full 10GB of additional 4GB data are as follows: Asus Zenfone Zoom, Zenfone 3 Deluxe, Zenfone 3 Ultra, Zenfone 3 5.2 or Zenfone 3 5.5.

Terms and Conditions-

  • The offer is only valid on Asus smartphones purchased in India on or after June 16, 2017.
  • Secondly, the maximum of 10 recharges of Rs 309 and above need to be availed on or before March 31, 2018.

To activate the extra data, you will have to download the MyJio application onto your Asus smartphone and then follow these steps: Open the app – My vouchers – View Voucher – Recharge my number – Confirm recharge – and you’re done.



Reliance Jio 4G Feature Phone Priced Rs.500 will Launch on July 21

Reliance Jio 4G Feature Phone Priced Rs.500 will Launch on July 21

The long-rumoured Jio feature phone with 4G VoLTE support may be unveiled at a price of Rs. 500 on July 21, the day Reliance Industries Limited is holding its Annual General Meeting. A research note by HSBC analyst Rajiv Sharma reportedly says the Jio feature phone will be priced as low as Rs. 500 (less than $8).

Reliance Jio feature phone price

The HSBC research note says the Jio 4G VoLTE feature phone will be subsidized by as much as $10-15 (roughly Rs. 650-970) in order to achieve the price point of Rs. 500. The company 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. Shipments will start in late July or early August.

The Reliance Jio 4G feature phone is expected to be announced at the July 21 AGM, it will reportedly hit the market on August 15. The feature phone is expected to be launched under the Lyf brand, which is a part of the Mukesh Ambani-backed Reliance Digital.

Jio plan for feature phone users

Reliance Jio is said to be launching a more aggressively priced tariff plan to reach more users. This new Jio plan is said to be priced at Rs. 80-90. Just this week, the company launched a new offer that provides customers with 224GB of 4G data, but this is limited only to those buying a new JioFi device, and not for existing users.

In its April regulatory filing, the operator said it has 112.55 million users on its mobile network. A low-priced, 4G-enabled feature phone with a complimentary tariff plan will give Reliance Jio access to millions of consumers who still use 2G handsets due to the prohibitory costs of smartphones.


According to rumor, the Reliance Jio 4G VoLTE feature phone will come in two variants: one featuring a Qualcomm processor, and the other with a Spreadtrum chip. In terms of specifications, Jio 4G feature phone is said to have a 2.4-inch display, 512MB RAM, 4GB internal storage, microSD card support, 2-megapixel rear camera, VGA front camera, Wi-Fi, GPS, and NFC.

With 4G VoLTE support, buyers will be able to access digital content on the feature phone courtesy the free subscription to Jio apps. In fact, leaked photos of the device show dedicated hardware buttons in the front for MyJio, JioTV, JioCinema, and JioMusic apps. Voice calls and SMSs are also expected to be free with the device.

Reliance Jio broadband service

Reliance Jio is also expected to launch a broadband service – named JioFiber – soon, which might just be announced at the AGM as well. The service is already under testing right now in six cities, though the company said it has plans to expand the trial to more cities. A flyer for the Jio broadband service says users will get 100GB data and 100Mbps speed with the connection, and the service will be free for the first three months. However, they will have to pay a refundable security deposit of Rs. 4,500.


Reliance Jio Offering 4G SIM Home Delivery in Over 600 Towns

Reliance Jio Offering 4G SIM Home Delivery in Over 600 Towns

Reliance Jio has been giving tough competition to its rivals ever since it commenced full operations last year. Jio is now offering free home delivery of its Jio SIM in more than 600+ towns and is also promising to brings JioFi 4G hotspot to your home in as less as 90 minutes.

Home delivery of Jio SIM can be initiated on the Jio website. If SIM home delivery service is available for your Pincode, you will receive an invitation email on the email ID provided for the purchase. Reliance Jio is not charging any money to home deliver the Jio SIM. Firstly, download the MyJio app, generate a coupon in the app, and book an appointment online to get the SIM delivered. Keep your Aadhaar number ready for eKYC purposes and generating the coupon on the app.

reliance jio offering 4g sim home delivery 600 towns

Reliance Jio is also offering to deliver the JioFi 4G hotspot to your home address in less than 90 minutes in select cities only. Furthermore, there is also a 100 percent cashback offer on the exchange of old dongle for the new JioFi. Users get benefits worth Rs. 2,010 (Rs. 201 data booster x 10 vouchers) leading to effective 100 percent cash back for the JioFi on the exchange of old eligible dongles.

Without the dongle exchange, customers get benefit worth Rs. 1,005 (Rs. 201 data booster x 5 vouchers) leading to the effective price of Rs 994/- for the JioFi. If the express delivery is not applicable, then the standard delivery is said to take three to five business days. Purchasing the Jio-Fi 4G hotspot also gets you a flat 60 percent instant discount (up to Rs. 1,800 off) on domestic hotel bookings on GoIbibo. Buyers can get up to Rs. 1,000 off on domestic flight booking on Yatra and Ajio offers Rs. 200 off on all products on site.

Moto C Plus With 4000mAh Battery Launched in India Today Specifications(Updated)

Moto C Plus With 4000mAh Battery Launched in India Today(Updated)

Lenovo India will launch the Moto C Plus smartphone at an event in New Delhi today. Flipkart will host the first sale of the Moto C Plus on Tuesday at 12 noon.

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The Moto C Plus runs on Android Nougat and sports a 5-inch HD (720×1280 pixels) display. It is powered by a 1.3GHz MediaTek MT6737 quad-core Cortex-A53 SoC paired with 1GB or 2GB of RAM. You also get 16GB of inbuilt storage, which is expandable via a microSD slot (up to 32GB).

The Moto C Plus comes with an 8-megapixel rear camera with f/2.2 aperture, 1.12 micron pixels, autofocus, 71-degree field of view and an LED flash. It also gets a 2-megapixel front-facing camera similar to the Moto C. The smartphone houses a 4000mAh battery that is much larger than the 2350mAh battery inside the Moto C.

The Moto C Plus to be priced pretty close to the Moto C when it launches.

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The Moto C Plus has been launched in India. The smartphone will be available via Flipkart from Tuesday. The Moto C Plus price in India has been set as Rs. 6,999.

If you buy the smartphone, you will have the option to get the Motor Pulse Max headset at Rs. 749, while Reliance Jio customers who subscribe to Jio Prime will get up to 30GB of additional data without any extra charge. Additionally, Myntra users will get 20 percent off on Flipkart Fashion.

The smartphone will be up for purchase in the Indian market starting Tuesday, June 20 at 12 pm.

Reliance Jio will Provide Free Wifi services In Punjab Colleges

Reliance Jio Starts Providing Free Wifi services In Punjab Colleges


Reliance Jio after providing free internet service in India, now Jio is ready to provide free wifi service in Punjab colleges.

The Punjab government has signed a MoU with Reliance will provide free Wi-Fi facility in all government Industrial Training Institutes (ITIs), polytechnics, and engineering colleges of the state, Technical Education minister Charanjit Singh Channi said Thursday.

He said that a MoU for providing free Wi-Fi in the campuses of government ITIs, polytechnics, and engineering colleges was signed between private firm Reliance Jio and Punjab government on Thursday.

Reliance Jio would set up the infrastructure and provide its services free of cost. In addition, the company will also bear the cost of equipment and electricity required for the functioning of Wi-Fi, Charanjit said.

“All the principals of respective colleges have been directed to provide suitable space and security for Wi-Fi and other relevant network equipment,” he said.

The minister said that all objectionable websites would be blocked as per Government of India’s directions.

YouTube Go Beta App Now Available in India

YouTube Go Beta Now Available in India


Alphabet Inc’s Google announced that a public YouTube Go beta is now available for users to try out in India. Which is specifically focused on offering an improved experience in areas with poor connectivity.

A beta version of the app has been released in the Google Play Store in India, and will be released in other emerging markets later, company executives said in an interview.

Silicon Valley has long regarded India, with its population of 1.3 billion people and poor connectivity, as a prime place to test products for emerging markets.

YouTube executives said they sought to build a product for Indian users from the ground up rather than releasing a slimmed-down version of their primary app.

“As we talked to people in the market, they didn’t want something that felt like a stripped down version of YouTube – they wanted the full experience,” said John Harding, vice president of engineering at YouTube.

Reliance Jio’s entry has boosted video consumption in India, analyst Neil Shah of Counterpoint Technology Market Research questioned whether YouTube Go would remain popular as cheap data plans become more prevalent.

“The only future I see for YouTube Go is for feature phones or basic phones,” he wrote in an email.

But with 180 million mobile users in India and mobile watch time climbing 400 percent year over year, YouTube has strong momentum in India, Jay Akkad, a product lead at YouTube, said.