Another Image of Reliance Jio 4G Feature Phone Surfaced Online; Looks Different from the Earlier Image

Reliance Jio who disrupted the Indian telecom market with affordable tariff plans and bagged 100 million subscribers in no time is now looking to add more subscribers by launching an affordable feature phone. Last month, a rumour said that the Mukesh Ambani-led company would launch two variants of the device with different chipsets under-the-hood.

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Image Credit : @Techupdate3

And now, a new image has surfaced online (posted by Techupdate3), which shows a completely different device from the earlier leaked one. The feature phone in the image has LYF branding, which means that RJIL is looking to launch the device with LYF branding. It was rumoured earlier as well. The mobile phone has a keypad along with a torch light home button. There’s a call button, call disconnect button, a menu button, and a back button.

As mentioned earlier, the device in this image is nowhere close to the one spotted earlier this year. Now, this comes in-line with the last month’s rumour, which stated that the device would be released in two variants- one with Spreadtrum chip and the other one powered by the Qualcomm 205 Mobile Platform. Qualcomm recently announced the 205 Mobile Platform for India, which brings support for LTE and VoLTE.

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Also, today’s leak shows there’s a Jio 4G SIM card in the phone. Going by the earlier rumours, there will be a 2.4-inch display, same as the Nokia 3310, along with a 2MP camera at the back and a 2MP front-facing camera as well. Furthermore, the device may also come with support for Wi-Fi and Bluetooth, which is unusual for a feature phone.

It’s also said that the feature phone will include 512MB of RAM and a 4GB of storage as well to store files in the device. There will be a microSD card support for storage expansion. Coming to the pricing department, the Spreadtrum variant will cost little above Rs. 1,700, while the Qualcomm 205 variant might set you back at Rs. 1,800. The launch date of the device is still unknown.

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Mandar Sherbet
June 19, 2017 2:30 pm 2:30 PM
Jio might be having this device ready, but it may not launch it until the existing call traffic and it’s infrastructure to handle it is well balanced. Once it starts having some surplus capacity, it will launch this device as it will be expected that the traffic will suddenly see further surge. I don’t expect Jio to subsidise the handset & offer complimentary services for 6 months both. Jio might one of the two. Either Complimentary service or subsidised price. I am expecting this Feature Phone from Jio to be launched sometime around August-September this year. By then Jio’s network… Read more »
Jiopro.
June 20, 2017 11:06 am 11:06 AM

I think u know better than Mr Ambani .Even he might not have thought so much.

Arun Bangalore
June 19, 2017 3:31 pm 3:31 PM

You are correct Mandar

SC(KPA)
June 19, 2017 10:37 am 10:37 AM
Off Topic: Last week I had ported in to airtel from Idea. Last night when I switched off the phone, balance was 145 rupee. In the morning it came to 25 rupee only. All the options to contact customer care were blocked , so mailed to appellate team, they called me and said I had dialed International call. So, 120 rupee deducted. But I have no such contact to call and that time my phone was switched off. They disagreed to refund my balance. Now I realize what a mistake I had done. I have to port out after three… Read more »
Mukul
June 19, 2017 1:04 pm 1:04 PM
Idea doing this. Even my friend got SMS to upgrade 3g idea sim to 4g. When went to idea store, during process executive told ur sim has blocked if u want to have same no. u have to take a postpaid connection, which my friend took to avoid lost his old no. After first bill he got a big bill of postpaid. Now he went to convert it to prepaid then executive told u have to use as postpaid for 6 month at least. After much agrument my friend told he want to Port out, then executive again place to… Read more »
Sunny | Lucknow
June 19, 2017 12:38 pm 12:38 PM

SIM cloning? Better get a new SIM. Otherwise how can one make a call from your number while your phone was in your possession & switched off. Unscrupulous apps can easily transfer SIM data for cloning. Cloned SIM will only be used while original is off. Even OTPs can be received on that SIM for misuse.

Aashu Malik
June 19, 2017 11:53 am 11:53 AM

You welcomed very well by chortel

abhi
June 19, 2017 11:46 am 11:46 AM

Same happened with me.ported from docomo to idea. Switched phone on off.charged rs.1.20 for national calling to a no.which I don’t have in my contacts.

SC(KPA)
June 19, 2017 12:50 pm 12:50 PM

You lost 1.20 rupee and I have lost 120 rupee but one thing is common, every operator is cheater.

Kirti Khurana
June 19, 2017 12:26 am 12:26 AM

it’ll add only subscribers for Jio but will put Jio in more debt because Jio is already paying thousands of crores to Avoid for IUC charges which accounts for Rs 80/subscribers.
i believe after features phones Jio will dragged to debt further cause most of THE income goes to Avoid rather than improving their own infrastructure.

Manoj Singh
June 19, 2017 5:59 pm 5:59 PM

It will also start receive iuc charges from others.

Kirti Khurana
June 19, 2017 11:08 pm 11:08 PM

ya either that way.

Sandy
June 19, 2017 8:13 am 8:13 AM

Avoid cant live on only IUC. And remember Jio is also getting incomings once they will launch these phones more active subscriber will be using this phone hence more incoming.

Arena
June 19, 2017 4:40 am 4:40 AM

Forget ICU, jio is too big that can twist on Avoid main revenues… It’s like match or loose….if matched jio too will get incoming, if not matched avoid loose recharge revenue and Customer.

Kirti Khurana
June 19, 2017 11:15 pm 11:15 PM

majority of people i know wont switch to Jio until it prooves it’s services are as reliable as airtel or voda. they don’t give a damn about Jio, i wish they improve their backend capacity & buy some remaining spectrum in lower bands.

Kirti Khurana
June 19, 2017 11:12 pm 11:12 PM

i always wanted Jio to success but they wouldn’t improve in last one year, now i feel embarassing when someones know I’m using Jio as my main no. if situation won’t improve I’ll probably hop back into airtel in next 3 months.

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