Flagship killer, hmm sounds cool right? Well, not so much for the mobile phone manufacturers who have ruled this scene for a long long time. But with OnePlus stepping into the highly competitive smartphone market, a massive paradigm shift happened. Flagship phones from the likes of Samsung and Apple…
Last year, Mukesh Ambani had taken the Indian telecom market by storm by announcing like never before super affordable Jio mobile phones with cheapest 4G tariffs. With Jio mobile phones becoming huge hit among the Indian consumers, Reliance is all set to continue dominating the Indian telecom market by launching Jio mobile phones below Rs 3000 and Rs. 1000.
Did you know you can soon buy a Jio 4G feature phone for only Rs. 1500?
While there were speculations of Reliance working on a feature phone that would support 4G; the chipmaker Spreadtrum has confirmed it. Even Micromax is working on its latest model – Bharat 1 that will support 4G and will be priced at Rs. 1,999. However, when it comes to Jio mobile phones below Rs 3000, 4G feature phone priced at Rs. 1500 will be their best bait.
Neeraj Sharma country head of Spreadtrum Communications had this to say,
“We are working on a technology that makes a Rs 1,500 4G feature phone viable. We have already started concept promotions to our partners.”
What is a Chipset in mobile phones?
Chipset is basically the motherboard in a phone, which accepts all the components to sit upon it, and connect with each other. It is made of ICs and provides all the inter communication channels to connect viz Camera, Bluetooth, WiFi, touch screen with CPU/Flash storage/Ram.
The Shanghai-based Spreadtrum Communications competes closely with mobile chip makers such as MediaTek and Qualcomm. This Chinese chipset company has tied a two-year partnership with Reliance Industries and has powered LYF Flame 5 smartphone and Lava M14G-enabled feature phone to name a few.
As per some reliable sources, Reliance Jio is considering launching 4G VoLTE-ready feature phones that would cost as little as Rs 999. Now this is certainly a bonanza offer for the enthusiastic users who’re willing to grab the benefits. These days when 4G smartphones are sold at hefty price ranges, what else one could ask for as one can have Jio mobile phones below Rs 3000 and Rs. 1000! These affordable smartphones enable the users to easily access Jio’s high-speed 4G internet, Jio digital store and not to mention music.
However, keeping the affordable pricing in view, these Jio mobile phones might lack some advanced functionality. However, it is speculated to boot Google’s Android and might have physical keyboard and front-facing camera. Now these are much more than to expect from a Rs. 3000-smart phone.
Now as per the current statistics, about 65% of India’s subscriber base still uses feature phones. With the base price starting at Rs 3,000, the feature phone users are soon going to have an upgrade. They are soon going to adopt to the latest technology and make video calls instead of the typical voice calls. Reliance Jio smartphones are sold under the LYF brand with price tags as low as Rs 3,499. These smartphones come bundled with Jio SIMs. Setting a new benchmark, the new feature phone, with a Rs 999 tag, will allow more people to go mobile.