The Reliance Jio 4G VoLTE feature phones has been launched by the Jio company of Reliance.
Reliance Jio 4G VoLTE feature phone price
The Reliance Jio 4G VoLTE-enabled feature phones will be available with Qualcomm and Spreadtrum chipsets inside. The model with the Qualcomm chip will cost around $28 which is simply and roughly Rs. 1,800, while the Spreadtrum variant will be a little cheaper at $27 which is approximately Rs. 1,740. The company will sell the handsets at subsidised prices initially, as it has with the Reliance Jio 4G mobile services, in a bid to increase its telecom user base of around 110 million. With subsidy, the company may just offer the phones at the special price tag of just Rs. 999-1,500.
Reliance Jio 4G VoLTE feature phone specifications
Reliance Jio 4G VoLTE feature phones will have basic hardware, with 2.4-inch screen, 512MB RAM, 4GB of internal onboard storage with the option for further expansion support via microSD cards, 2-megapixel rear camera, and VGA front camera. Apart from the Jio SIM for 4G connectivity, the feature phones are also said to have Wi-Fi, NFC and GPS, though there is no confirmation yet of the wireless tethering option.
The company this 4G VoLTE feature phones can help Reliance Jio penetrate the rural market as well as users of low-end phones who want high-speed Internet connectivity. The telecom operator has amassed a user base of over 100 million within six months of launch, but for further growth the untapped rural segment makes good sense.