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Cheshta Rao

Cheshta Rao

Asked on 28 December, 2018

When will Jio launch these low-cost smartphones?

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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.

Pranav Rodrigues

Pranav Rodrigues

Asked on 28 December, 2018

What will be the pricing of these smartphones?

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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.

Aaradhya Rangarajan

Aaradhya Rangarajan

Asked on 28 December, 2018

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

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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.

Amit Rangarajan

Amit Rangarajan

Asked on 28 December, 2018

Will Jio offer exchange programs?

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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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