Reliance JioPhone Would Be Soon Made in India: Report

By December 14th, 2017 AT 3:35 PM

Reliance Jio’s ultra-affordable JioPhone is set to become a Made in India device. A recent report goes on to claim that Reliance Infocomm has already awarded a contract to a Chennai based manufacturer to manufacturer JioPhones in India.

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The much-hyped 4G feature phone chalked up to 6 million pre-orders since its launch in August. The initial batch of 6 million handsets was manufactured in China. Meanwhile, the JioPhone demand spiked to 10 million units and the production for the same has already started in Chennai as per the report from liveMint.

The report further states Reliance Jio will be missing its target of achieving 200 million phones by December 2018. Reliance Industries chairman Mukesh Ambani had notably at the time of launch announced that the company was “targeting to have 5 million Jio phones available every week”. RIL’s Chinese vendor has not been able to deliver the same which is why Reliance has chosen Indian vendor.

A person aware of Jio’s plans said the capacity constraints at the Chinese vendor’s facility has resulted in Jio missing its sales target.

“The manufacturing capacity in China is 300,000-400,000 devices per day maximum. The fulfilment team responsible for getting the devices manufactured has not been able to deliver. The target to achieve sales of 200 million phones by December 2018 seems unlikely,” the person told The Mint.

Hailed as the cheapest 4G smartphone, the Jio Phone comes with a refundable deposit of Rs 1500 and is effectively free. Though designed as a typical feature phone, Jio Phone packs advanced features like VoLTE, advanced KaiOS and support for Jio apps. This means you can enjoy live TV, music streaming and other services.

The Reliance Jio-Phone comes with a coloured non-touch 2.4-inch display. Other specs include a 1.2GHz Dual-Core processor coupled with a 512MB of RAM and 4GB onboard storage. The device also sports a microSD card slot for expansion up to 128GB.

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Girish Gowda
Girish Gowda

Many people here wanting hotspot and cursing JIO don’t have the necessary acumen for thinking it through. This phone is for the rural and uneducated and non-tech savvy people who already own a feature phone or have never owned one, not for people who already own smartphones. JIO is trying to expand their userbase and hence offering lower cost plans for those who own a JioPhone. Adding a hotspot will only bring their revenue down because of so many cheap fellows who will get the phone and use the hotspot feature to connect their devices and won’t recharge JIO’s regular… Read more »

Ravi
Ravi

You are absolutely wrong, how their revenues will come down man? People definitely recharge higher pack in this phone if they have Hotspot option.

Now for 153 they are providing 500 mb only on daily basis. People who need more data will recharge more.

There are people think like this in this company and they are stopping their revenues..

Arif (Kolkata)
Arif (Kolkata)

Exactly

Nikhil
Nikhil

Better buy DeshKaSmartphone!!!!!

Kevin Blore
Kevin Blore

The only one thing missing in this phone is WiFi hotspot.. Rest all acceptable..

Without this they can’t reach target. Even people use other smart phones will prefer to buy this phone as a secondary internet option..

Really Jio business mindset is not up to the mark..corporate strategy fails without proper market research.

geek
geek

if one plans to use it as a secondary internet option, why not buy a jiofi instead at a cheaper price with no recharge obligations ?

Arena
Arena

Most want to loot jio. 🙂

Rahul
Rahul

Arena So You Want Jio to Loot us??

Kevin Blore
Kevin Blore

We need a smart phone If we want to make calls through jiofi.

Jiophone with hotspots feature is more flexible for people who can’t carry two phone all time. Also they can share unused data as well.

Jio lover
Jio lover

Get Micromax Bharat 1.it has WiFi hotspot

Kevin Blore
Kevin Blore

Jio TV not available on micromax bharat1

Sayantan(Kolkata)
Sayantan(Kolkata)

Yes…Jio apps are not available on Bharat1. Just for whatsapp, buying Bharat1 isnt a good deal.

Jio lover
Jio lover

How much jio TV one can see in 500mb dude??

Ravi
Ravi

Hey you can recharge any higher denomination man…

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