In a move to target the feature phone users in India, Reliance Jio has announced Jio 4G VoLTE phone. As of now, Reliance Jio still holds the largest stake among 4G smartphone users in India. Yet, features phones in India note over 50 percent in the entire mobile using population in the country. However, these new Jio phone features extend to provide smartphone like experience in a feature phone.
Jio phone features:
At the Jio launch event, Mukesh Ambani’s daughter Isha Ambani demonstrated the Jio phone features. To detail, Jio phone touts regular feature phone design with an alphanumeric keypad. The device is equipped with all typical feature phone options like the loud speaker, headphone jack, FM radio and torch light. Jio phone features 2.4-inch QVGA display and comes with 4-way navigation. The device has only single SIM option which brings 4G VoLTE support to feature phone. Means, Jio phone runs only on jio 4G VoLTE network in India.
Jio phone flaunts 4GB of inbuilt storage coupled with 512 MB RAM. The provided storage can be further expanded with the micro SD slot. The low price phone from Jio comes bundled with the range of apps like JioTV and JioCinema. This JioTV feature allows screen mirroring which users can connect to any TV using a cable. Also, the device comes with 22 Indian languages support for voice command and NFC support for digital payments.
Moving further, users have different plans to choose among the exclusive Jio phone plans. Users have the choice to opt for a monthly plan or weekly plans or 2-day plan. The prices of the Jio phone plans are decent in the segment considering the benefits.
Jio phone price:
Earlier rumors suggested that the Reliance jio phone would cost Rs.500. Slashing all such anticipations, group chairman Mukesh Ambani has announced the Jio phone price is Rs.0. However, users need to pay Rs.1500 as Jio phone deposit which will be refunded after 3 years.
Users can enroll for jio phone booking by providing details on the company’s official website. Jio phone beta version will be out from August 15 and bookings through MyJio app will be out from August 24.