Reliance Jio has already disrupted the telecom space, compelling the rivals to bring down the data tariffs and offer more lucrative plans. One of the factors behind Jio s exponential growth has been the rise in adoption of the 4G VoLTE smartphones. Moreover, Jio has also benefitted from LYF-branded affordable VoLTE smartphones. Now, Jio is looking to provide impetus to its 4G service by reaching out to the non-smartphone users. We ve in the past come across unconfirmed details about Jio 4G VoLTE feature phones, and now there s another report to corroborate the previous rumors. Also Read - Jio Freedom Plans 2021: Jio launches 5 new prepaid plans with no daily data limit - check detailsAlso Read - How to recharge your Jio number via WhatsApp
Reliance Jio s 4G VoLTE feature phones are already under production and are likely to hit the market very soon, 91Mobiles reports. The report also sheds light on the specifications of these smartphones. Jio s feature phones will come with a 2.4-inch display, and powered by Spreadtrum and Qualcomm processors. It may be recalled that Qualcomm had recently unveiled its 205 platform targeted at such phones and Jio was said to be a key partner for the same. ALSO READ: Qualcomm 205 mobile platform: Partnership with Micromax and Reliance Jio a gamechanger Also Read - 5G JioPhone launch could be around Diwali this year, price to be around Rs 3,500
The report further claims Jio will introduce two models of its feature phones, both of which will come with 512MB of RAM and 4GB of onboard storage along with microSD support for additional storage. There will be a 2-megapixel rear camera and VGA front-facing camera. As expected, the feature phones will come preloaded with Jio s suite of apps. One of the highlights of the Jio feature phones are said to come with support for Wi-Fi and NFC connectivity. The phones could also include GPS.
Reliance Jio s extensive focus on the feature phone segment can be attributed to the fact that despite smartphones selling like hot cakes in India, a large community is still relying on the feature phones. This is mainly because the price gap between the feature phones and quality entry-level smartphones have continued to remain huge. This is ultimately preventing users from upgrading to smartphones. ALSO READ: Reliance Jio Fiber to offer 100GB data for Rs 500 in 100 cities by Diwali: Report
Ahead of Jio s much hyped VoLTE feature phones, there s already a huge attention to this segment. With Qualcomm and Speadtrum focusing on the dedicated chipsets, the newer feature phones could be more powerful and provide users more features, mostly data-related ones. For starters, Lava and Micromax have already launched 4G feature phones to tap this segment.