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When will Jio launch these low-cost smartphones?

Asked on 28-12-2018 by Cheshta Rao

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Currently, there are no details available regarding the launch of these smartphones. However, given Jio is already in advanced talks with the manufacturers, if everything goes right, we could see Jio launch these affordable smartphones sometime in Q2 2019.

What will be the pricing of these smartphones?

Asked on 28-12-2018 by Pranav Rodrigues

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Pricing of these phones will be dependent on several factors such as the rate at which OEMs sells the handsets to Jio (FTA or SEZ rate). That said, given Jio is targeting feature phone consumers, these phones should be priced at around Rs 2,500.

What will be the features of these low-cost smartphones?

Asked on 28-12-2018 by Aaradhya Rangarajan

Answered by NewsBytes

While several important details remain in the unknown, we expect some sort of Android Go OS or improved version of KaiOS to power these smartphones. Hence, we can expect to see basic video calling features, VoLTE, support for all popular social media apps like YouTube, WhatsApp, and Facebook. Moreover, Jio could also bundle its own services including JioSaavn music service.

Will Jio offer exchange programs?

Asked on 28-12-2018 by Amit Rangarajan

Answered by NewsBytes

Given Jio itself has a wide customer base of JioPhone users, we can expect the company to announce upgrade plans for them. The typical case would be that Jio will offer some cashback benefits in lieu of the feature phones. However, this is mere speculation.

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