Reliance Jio Lyf 4G phones get up to 60% off

Jio Lyf Feature phone

With the competition coming from Airtel, Vodafone, Idea and even state-owned BSNL, the pressure is mounting on Jio to generate the same level of excitement again. The new offers were announced on the official website jio.com and you can purchase the handsets from there.

In fact the latest rumours suggest that the telco is working on a 4G-enabled feature phone - under the company's LYF-brand.

The speculations on price vary from Rs. 500 to Rs. 1500, and it is still unclear if the leaked device will actually be sold at Rs.500 as rumoured earlier. The new feature phone will be launched under Jio's Lyf brand only and will have support video-calling, an app store, microSD card, the ability to load Jio apps and more. But to be fair, the price at which it's being offered, Jio's 4G feature phone does not even have to. The back seems to have a textured finish with a 2-megapixel camera on top. Don't expect the feature phone to be as powerful as a smartphone, but it's leaked specifications aren't bad.

You will be surprised to find that the Jio 4G Feature Phone has Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and Global Positioning System capabilities. Previously, Qualcomm and Spreadtrum have been said to be supplying the chipset for the device.

What features will appear in Lyf's 4G VoLTE feature phone?

As far as software concern, the Jio feature smartphone is said to accompany "KAI OS", a modified variant of the HTML5-based Firefox OS. Since this phone is aimed at the masses we find a English-Hindi keypad on the phone just below the 2.4inch TFT colour display. Ir also comes with some apps from Jio like JioTV and Jio Cinema. The feature phone has a voice assistant that recognises some Indian languages and you can summon it to ask about weather and solve simple maths problems. Guess we just have to wait it out and see if the phone fulfills our expectations of nearly impossible features at such an unbelievable price. The feature has essentially confirmed by TechPP in a report. Another highlighting feature can be spotted in this device is voice assistant. We are sceptical of these claims as both the Jio apps have been developed for touch interfaces and we aren't sure if they have optimised the apps for tis feature phone.

This is an interesting phone, as it falls neither in the category of feature phones, nor in the category of smartphones.

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