Reliance Jio is rumoured to be planning the launch of 4G VoLTE-enabled feature phones, priced between Rs. 999 and Rs. 1,500. Now, an anonymous tipster has sent an image to Gadgets 360, said to be of a Reliance Jio VoLTE feature phone.
The Reliance Jio 4G VoLTE feature phone image of the purported was not accompanied by any other details. All that’s visible in the Reliance Jio VoLTE feature phone leaked imaged is the presence of four buttons below the display and above the alphanumeric keyboard, corresponding to the MyJio, JioTV, JioCinema, and JioMusic apps, from left to right.
As per an earlier report, Reliance Jio is expected to use Spreadtrum chipsets for its 4G VoLTE feature phones, though the company was also said to be in talks with chip giants Qualcomm and MediaTek for low-cost 4G LTE enabled processors.
While the report had also tipped the presence of both front and rear cameras on the Reliance Jio 4G VoLTE feature phones, the image shared with Gadgets 360 doesn’t confirm this piece of information. Two Reliance Jio feature phones are said to be in development, but, no launch time-frame is available.
The entry of Reliance Jio into the Indian telecom sector has caused a massive upheaval, with rivals rushing to offer competitive plans, and smartphone manufacturers rushing to launch VoLTE-enabled smartphones.
Reliance Industries in its Q3 financial and operational performance report revealed Reliance Jio has over 72.4 million subscribers as of December 31, 2016 – gained in less than four months since launch of September 5. The company also revealed the Reliance Retail had sold 2.8 million Lyf devices and accessories in the quarter.