Reliance JIO is expected to launch a new 4G Volte mobile phone in the coming days which has got leaked.
The mobile phone box, as well as the device images, were leaked by different websites(Tech PP and telecomtalk). The mobile looks like any other basic feature phone in the market but will have support for Dual Sim (4G + 2G). The JIO Phone is official now and you can read more here – JIO Phone India Ka Phone
The 4G sim has to be of JIO to use the phone and will support the JIO 4G VOLTE network for data as well as voice calls. The second sim can be from any other operator like Airtel, Voda or Idea but will support only 2G connection (900 MHz and 1800 Mhz band support).
There is support for 4G bands (850, 1800 and 2300) with CAT 4 LTE connectivity.
The phone comes with a new OS called as KaiOS; it is not based on Android. The device will also have support for WIFI tethering and can be used a hotspot to connect other devices.
The feature phone also has a video camera which can be used to make video calls. There is also going to be support for regional languages like Hindi and Tamil for making the device more appropriate for the rural customers.
The JIO phone is powered by a 1.2 GHz Dual Core processor, and there is 512 MB RAM. It is yet not clear if the device is using a spreadtrum processor or a Qualcomm chipset as JIO has been working with these companies to develop processor for the new The device comes with 4 GB of internal storage and there is also expandable storage upto 64 GB with the use of memory card.
The mobile has a 2.4 Inch QVGA TFT Display, and it is likely to be a non-touch display panel. Apart from these features, the feature phone will come with a 2000 mAH battery which large considering the lower power consumption due to smaller display and lower specs.
The feature phone also offers FM radio and music/video player for entertainment, and there is also on internet browser to surf the net.
There is no word on the pricing of the phone, but it is expected to be cheap Rs. 500 to Rs. 1000 to entice the rural buyers to shift from the low-cost feature phone to a more media rich phone.
JIo in it’s the first phase of growth has captured the data users market and the second attack is expected on the voice business of other telecos as this feature phone will allow the users to have unlimited calling and they can do any small data recharge to have occasional data usage.
Also, this feature phone can be a good secondary device for many people using the JIO sim as a secondary sim card which will help to carry this small phone with ease.