Reliance Jio has certainly brought up the heat in Indian Telecomm industry and is now ready to set the fire in the Mobile industry as well with its new feature phone which is capable of using the 4GLTE network. The live images and information were seen on TECHPP read to know more about the upcoming RELIANCE JIO FEATURE PHONE.
As seen in the image above the phone has typical feature phone design with LYF branding on it which is a subsidiary company of Reliance Digital and sister company of Reliance Jio. It has a 2.4-inch screen with dual language keypad at the bottom. There is a button which is to turn the flashlight on which is found at the top of the device. Back of the device has a textured finish with camera and speaker placed at the top. The phone has a 2MP rear camera and a VGA camera at the front which enables to make video calls.
This Feature Phone has inbuilt storage of 4GB and expandable up to 128GB via microSD card, which is not common among feature phones. It has 512MB ram which can handle video streaming and intensive tasks mostly due to Jio Apps such as Jio TV, Jio Cinema etc. It is Dual sim variant one with Nano Sim slot and other with Mini Sim slot. Although Qualcomm announced Snapdragon 205 mobile platform especially for feature phones with 4VoLTE support in March 2017, we may see Spreadtrum processor instead of Qualcomm (not completely sure).
The Reliance Feature Phone runs on KAI OS which is a forked version of Firefox OS based on HTML5 developed by KAIOS firm in HongKong. It has a dedicated Appstore named as KAIOS store with Facebook and Jio apps making into the list of apps present in the store and later support for apps like Whatsapp and much more coming in future. All the Jio apps may be preinstalled on the phone.
The phone also comes with voice assistant which can do small tasks like telling the weather, opening an app, calculating a mathematical equation which is more than expected in a feature phone. Apart from it, the phone also features a front VGA camera, GPS, Bluetooth 4.1, USB tethering, FM etc(look down for all the Specifications)
RELIANCE JIO FEATURE PHONE SPECIFICATIONS
- 2.4-inch Screen size
- T9 keypad and 4-way Navkey
- Connectivity: CAT4 LTE band 3,5,40
- OS: KAI OS
- RAM: 512MB
- Internal storage: 4GB
- microSD card slot: expandable up to 128GB
- Dual sim
- Front Camera: VGA
- Rear Camera: 2MP
- Battery: Li-ion 3.7V 2000mAh
- Bluetooth V4.1
- PIMS and Standard apps(Contact, Message, Settings, Camera, Photo, Video, Music, Calendar, FM, Browser, File Manager, Notes, Calculator, Clock, Games, etc.)
- Vo Wi-Fi
- SAR value: 1.215 W/Kg
As seen above the device has the connectivity of CAT 4LTE band 3,5,40 which works only with Jio Sim and not any other sim
- USB Tethering support
- MTP support
- Wi-Fi support with VoWiFi and data offload
- Indian Regional Language support(14 scripts and 22 languages)
PRICE OF JIO FEATURE PHONE
The device may be sold at a mere cost price of 1,499 INR which is very low compared to the features provided in the phone( however the price is not available so take it with a pinch of salt). If you are interested in buying this device then Jio may bundle data offer with it which saves your lot of money.