1. Reliance Jio Rs 500 phone: From launch date to features, 5 things to expect from the 4G VoLTE feature phone

Reliance Jio Rs 500 phone: From launch date to features, 5 things to expect from the 4G VoLTE feature phone

Reliance Jio 4G VoLTE enabled feature phone has been the talk of the town recently. The telecom company has been planning the launch its 4G feature phone for quite some time now. Here are 5 things to know.

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Reliance Jio 4G VoLTE enabled feature phone has been the talk of the town recently. The telecom company has been planning the launch its 4G feature phone for quite some time now. It is now expected that the rollout will come sometime later this month or by August 2017. New reports have suggested that the network service will introduce its new mobile tariff rates. While reports and rumours have been doing the rounds regarding the price of the 4G VoLTE feature phone, a new report in The Economic Times had suggested that it will come with a price tag of just Rs 500. Meanwhile, the launch of 4G feature phones would be in phased manner and it is expected that in the first phase, around 10-11 lakh phones would come to the market. The company might go with a similar strategy that it had applied with the introduction of its Lyf brand of 4G smartphones. Here is a list of 5 things, including expected features and launch date, to expect from the Reliance Jio 4G VoLTE feature phone.

1. The announcement about the launch of 4G feature phones might be done at the Reliance Industries’ Annual General Meeting. The AGM this year, has been scheduled on July 21 in Mumbai. The handset will be marketed under Lyf brand of phones and will be sold through the Reliance Jio and Reliance Retail stores. The company has already tested the 4G feature phone at its facilities in Chennai and some other centres.

2. While the price may seem too good to be true, earlier reports had suggested that the device could be in the range of Rs 1,800, but Jio might subsidise the price to bring it within the range of Rs 1,300-1,500.

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3. The Jio 4G feature phone is expected to come with 512 MB RAM and will have an internal storage of 4 GB and also include an SD card slot for expanding storage. The phone is expected to sport a 2-megapixel camera. The devices are expected to be WiFi enabled and come with near field communications (NFC) technology, which will help the user to make digital transactions too.

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4. The 4G VoLTE enabled feature phone, if priced around the range that is expected, will massively disrupt the dynamics of the Indian mobile market, as Jio’s network is entirely on 4G VoLTE, and thus it left out the huge majority of feature phone audience in India. Reliance Jio, which already has, over 100 million subscribers in India, has seen growth slow down.

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5. Companies like Lava and Micromax had recently launched feature phones with 4G capabilities. But, these devices are priced at the Rs 3,000 and above range. It should be remembered that a 4G VoLTE feature phone will come with limited features. It will not be able to offer a better experience for the consumer as there is only so much you can do on a feature phone, especially a Rs 500 one. At the end of the day, the idea with 4G data is that a user consumes it to watch content, and we’ve seen video consumption grow in India with improved mobile data connectivity.

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    ganga mahesh v
    Jul 23, 2017 at 4:50 am
    Hai 500rupees mobile when come in chenna.how to bookinnng....
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      MITHUN KUMAR MALIK
      Jul 22, 2017 at 2:46 pm
      Dear.sir i Befor taken jio sim pls give mobaile my no-8328890991 thanks sir regards mithun kumar malik
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        Sudin Ghosh
        Jul 22, 2017 at 12:58 pm
        Sir please give me Jio phone rs500 স‍্যার আমাকে জিও ৫০০ টাকা ফোন দেন
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          Sudin Ghosh
          Jul 22, 2017 at 12:54 pm
          Sir please Jio phone rs 500 ka sir my mobile number 8637812204 sir please give me
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            Mukesh verma
            Jul 22, 2017 at 6:55 am
            I want to a new phone of jio 500
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              Bishnu Prasad Bhattarai
              Jul 21, 2017 at 9:29 pm
              Mujhe bhi cahiye ye phone and my number is 8617086085
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                Bishnu Prasad Bhattarai
                Jul 21, 2017 at 9:26 pm
                I'm booking this phone my number is 8617086085
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                  Bishnu Prasad Bhattarai
                  Jul 21, 2017 at 9:25 pm
                  I am booking this phone my number is 8617086085
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                    B R NAGARAJ
                    Jul 21, 2017 at 2:58 pm
                    Even i want a phone of Rs 500/- my no is 9986731976
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                      sunil
                      Jul 21, 2017 at 4:59 am
                      I like to phone
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                        satyajit rabha
                        Jul 20, 2017 at 8:34 am
                        muje bi chahiye rs 500 wala phone plz call karna .meri number..9854389903
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                          Sr612986 Sr612986
                          Jul 19, 2017 at 9:58 pm
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                            Sr612986 Sr612986
                            Jul 19, 2017 at 9:57 pm
                            I like this phone
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                              Santhosh.p
                              Jul 19, 2017 at 6:42 pm
                              This is too happy for me
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                                chandrabhan
                                Jul 19, 2017 at 3:41 pm
                                first phone book chandrabhan 9953460207
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                                  sujit Chauhan
                                  Jul 18, 2017 at 3:32 pm
                                  Muje bhi chahiye 500 wala mobile 8788693252
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                                    dharmendra
                                    Jul 18, 2017 at 9:41 am
                                    Kya baa kaiser me
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                                      Rajesh panchal
                                      Jul 17, 2017 at 11:11 pm
                                      I am waiting.
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                                        amzad khan
                                        Jul 17, 2017 at 10:36 pm
                                        so nice
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                                          Aman
                                          Jul 17, 2017 at 8:45 pm
                                          Ek jio ka Rs.500 wala phone mere liye b book kr do yr....
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                                            Apte
                                            Jul 17, 2017 at 6:43 pm
                                            1. News about low-priced feature phones (handsets) is being published in the media for quite some time now. However, when one wishes to know more details, those are not being provided either by Reliance Infocom Ltd. (R-Info) or by Reliance Industries Ltd. (RIL). 2. Obviously those details are still not available even for business journalists who work in different financial dailies. 3. I believe no one knows for sure what is the objective of R Info that offers telecom services under its R-JIo b , behind proposed of feature phones with 4G capability. If the objective is to achieve exponential growth in the subscribers' base of R-Jio, it may succeed initially. But ultimately it will be quality of service which will decide whether the customers will be loyal to R-Info not. It will be worth watching how compe ors of R-Jio respond to the offer of low priced feature phones. In the meanwhile we cannot do anything but to wait till 21st July when AGM of RIL will be held.
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