There are rumors about feature phone launch from Reliance Jio for a long time. Now a report revealed the image of the Reliance Jio upcoming feature phone. According to a report, the new feature phone will be the price of INR 1,299 in India. The image revealed the look, design and shortcut key setup of the new feature phone. Although it does not tell us the maker of the feature phone. In the images, you can clearly see that it comes with shortcut keys for Jio different services like Jio Live TV, Jio Music, Jio Video and MyJio apps. The phone does not have a touch screen.
Like other feature phones, it comes with a dedicated torchlight button. Which many people found useful. It comes with T9 keypad and D-pad in the middle of it. This is the first image of the feature phone from Reliance Jio that surfaces online. The phone support Reliance Jio 4G VoLTE. The company might launch it soon in the Indian market with free unlimited calling and other free services. Right now we don’t have complete details about it.
Previously, we also told you that company might launch a 4G VoLTE powered feature phone to boost its subscriber base in rural areas. And it can launch a feature phone with 4G VoLTE support as affordable as INR 999 only in India. A lot of people still don’t use a smartphone in rural areas of India and still prefer a feature phone. These phones will be for those people.
The feature phone market share is decreasing day by day in the other countries. On the other hand developing countries like India, it is increasing. According to reports almost 65 percent of mobile phone users in India still uses feature phones. Other companies are aiming to make smartphones affordable in India. On the other hand, Jio is bringing same feature phones with more services and unlimited calling. Reliance Jio wants to capture more market share with the feature phone and want to reach 100 million subscriber mark soon.
There are already a lot of feature phones available in the market, but they don’t offer the unlimited calling and does not even support Jio 4G SIM. Jio might introduce a dedicated plan for its feature phone users which will come with unlimited voice calls, SMS, and other services. Apart from this INR 1,299 device, the company might also bring more feature phones as well. Do share your thoughts on feature phones with Jio 4G VoLTE support in the comment section below. Stay tuned for more details about it.