Reliance Jio is launching its 4G VoLTE mobile on 21 July and that too for only Rs. 500.
This move will bring another wave of disruption in the telecom market. Jio aims to convert the current 2G users to the 4G model with aggressive data plans.
The phones will be up for grabs on Amazon, Flipkart and Snapdeal.
Here's how you can order yours!
Jio to disrupt telecom with Rs 500 phone
You can pre-order it too
Jio has made buying this economical phone as simple as possible.
For those who want to lay their hands on this phone, they have to visit the Jio's official website.
They can then click the Reliance Jio Rs. 500 phone registration link and provide details for the pre-order of this mobile phone.
After making the payment, the buyer needs to submit the form.
Reliance places an order of 18-20 million of these handsets
Reliance has already placed an order of 18-20 million units for the handsets with Chinese vendors such as Zhejiang Techain Electronics Technology Co., Shenzhen CHINO-E Communication Co, Crave and Megaphone. The shipments are expected to start by late July or early August.
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Feature phone with 4G
Reliance's disruption with a 4G VoLTE feature phone
In India, there is a dearth of feature phones with 4G connectivity.
Lava and Micromax had launched the feature phones with 4G capabilities but had priced it at Rs. 3000.
Reliance's feature phone at Rs. 500 could be disruptive particularly as it comes with 4G VoLTE ability.
Additionally, Reliance Jio could add to its 100 million users at the base level with this phone.
Will the Jio apps be accessible on this phone?
Reliance Jio feature phone is expected to come in 2 variants: with a Qualcomm processor, and with a Spreadtrum chip.
It will have a 2.4-inch display, 512MB RAM, 4GB internal storage, micro SD card support, 2-megapixel rear camera, VGA front camera, Wi-Fi, GPS, and NFC.
Thanks to the free subscription to Jio apps people will be able to access digital content as well.
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