Reliance Jio's LYF-Branded 4G Specifications and Images Leaked


While the company brought forward a smartphone revolution, they are now working on making VoLTE mainstream in the country. This phone has now been spotted in leaks.

The entry of Reliance Jio has changed the economic picture of whole telecom sector.As it enters the market, it provided free data and voice call.This prompted many customer to change their network to Jio and as many did so, it left other telecom player in a big loss. With such a low priced 4G feature phone, the impact of the Reliance Jio will be felt not only in the telecom industry but also among feature phone manufacturers.

Coming to the connectivity features, the phone supports Cat 4 LTE Band 3,5,40 with Dual SIM (mini SIM + nano SIM) support.

Talking about the camera specifications of Jio 4G feature phone, it will have a 2-megapixel back camera and a VGA camera at front.

Reports indicate that this phone would run on a 2000mAh battery. The phone appears to be running on KAI OS which apparently is a forked version of Firefox OS (based on HTML5), developed by a firm with the same name in Hong Kong. The phone also supports Bluetooth, as well as video calling. There are also reports that Jio's 4G include smartphone will be declared at Rs 500 and now the indicated gadget has released revealing the plan and particulars.

The highlight of this phone will be the ability to run some Jio apps like Jio TV, Jio Cinema etc out of the box, despite being a feature phone.

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Interestingly, the processor might be made by Qualcomm.

The leaked images only show the phone will have a 1.2GHz dual-core processor, without specifying the make.

Reliance is said to have placed an initial order of 18-20 million units for the handset with Chinese vendors - Zhejiang Techain Electronics Technology, Shenzhen CHINO-E Communication, Crave and Megaphone. Apologies up front for the quality of the shots, but you can clearly see that the Jio 4G VoLTE phone is branded as Lyf, which is Jio's sister-brand.

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

However, if the regulator takes a firm decision on minimum floor pricing of voice and data benefits, Reliance Jio will be the most affected operator, it seems. If this phone launches then it will be first 4G mobile of Rs.500.