4G VoLTE enabled feature phones will come with Spreadtrum 9820 processor.
When today's world is moving on with the smartphones running on Android and iOS platforms, Reliance Jio plans to launch feature phones with 4G VoLTE technology. These feature phones are expected to be priced between Rs 1,000 and Rs 15,00.
It seems like, Jio will bring these feature phones in order to acquire some market share in feature phone segment in the country as Indian brands like Micromax and Intex are still in the field of making feature phones. It is also to be noted down that currently, feature phones have a 56% market share.
The report says that the company will be launching VoLTE feature phones by this year-end or in the first quarter of 2017. Just to update, VoLTE is a software feature that enables the users to make voice calls over an LTE network.
It is expected that 4G VoLTE enabled feature phones will come with Spreadtrum 9820 processor.
It comes in Black, White and Blue colour variants and will be sold via recently launched Jio Store and through Reliance Digital and Digital Xpress Mini stores.
The spontaneous explosion and complete destruction of a Lyf Water 1 yesterday, a phone used mostly by Jio users, as tweeted by user Tanvir Sadiq is another reason for both consumers and manufacturers to be more cautious.
The smartphone was spotted on GFXBench bench-marking website.
LYF Water 11 has a 5-inch IPS display and runs on Android 6.0 Marshmallow operating system.
LYF Water 11 comes with 4G VoLTE and 13-megapixel rear camera.
The LYF Flame 8 comes in White, Blue and Black colors, whereas Wind 3 comes in Black colour.
If launched, LYF Water 7S and Water 10 will have 4G-VoLTE support like other LYF smartphones.
As of now both the smartphone are listed as "Coming Soon" on Flipkart.
The Android Lollipop based LYF Wind 2 has 4G connectivity along with VoLTE support.
Some time back, LYF had slashed prices of some of its phones by as much as s 4,000.