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Coming soon. A laptop supporting a Jio sim.

After disrupting telecom throughly, Jio is widely expected to launch into the DTH business too.

After its record-breaking start in telecom, Reliance Jio might have something for you in the laptop department. As per a report by PhoneRadar, the company is reportedly working on a laptop that will come with a Jio SIM inside it. The report claims that the Jio SIM will be used for internet connectivity so you don’t have to go buy a separate dongle for the internet which is where this hints that the laptop might target people who travel a lot. It’s an idea that is certainly a no-brainer when it comes to technical feasibility, though considering the typical scale that Reliance looks for, that might be an issue. Unless there is a plan to seed it through a Jio-like offer or through the government network, perhaps. Apart from telecom, users will be aware that Reliance Jio has its own smartphone lineup under the brand called ‘Lyf’ which quickly took off given its aggressive pricing for decent specifications.

Coming back to the laptop, the report suggests that it will sport a 13.3-inch Full HD (1920 x 1080 resolution) boasting an aspect ratio of 16:9. Other specifications include 4GB of RAM, 64GB of eMMC (embedded Multi-Media controller) internal storage or 128GB SSD (Solid State Drive). The laptop is touted to be only 12.2 mm thick and is expected to weigh around 1.2 Kgs. Besides 4G LTE, the laptop will also support Bluetooth 4.0, 2 USB 3.0 ports, Micro HDMI port, and a Micro SD card slot. There has been no word on the chipset, as of now, and the laptop is likely to run on Windows or Chrome OS given all its apps support Android and iOS.

While all this sounds like a real possibility, readers would be advised not to wait too long or postpone their plans to buy. In all probability, this information could be a speculative story. The price is also something which is yet to show up, as the specifications would easily put a laptop like this in the 30K range. A price that does not fit in with a Jio like massive update possibility. Besides, the laptop market also happens to be more evolved, with stronger brand preferences and corporate deals in place. The corporate market accounts for the lion’s share of the market, followed by students.

On the other hand, the concept of implementing Jio SIM inside a laptop seems interesting and will take up the flow once Reliance Jio settles in across the country. Interestingly, this is not the first time we are witnessing a manufacturer give an option of 4G LTE connectivity inside a laptop. Last year, Xiaomi introduced Notebook Air 4G in China which supports Cat.4 4G LTE offering a download speed of 150 Mbps.

Reliance Jio is gradually climbing up the numbers in the telecom sector and was also recently touted to kick in a DTH service as well. On the other hand, the latest telecom operator has already started testing out its broadband services with its select clients, where a bundled laptop offer might prove too good to resist.

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