Reliance Jio Working On A Technology That Makes A Rs 1,500 4G featurePhone Viable
Indian handset market will see a jump in 4G feature phones sales after July this year when Reliance Jio is expected to come in the picture with lower priced 4G feature phones
Reliance Jio has made the Indian telecom business a competitive battleground and is likely to explore new regions, for example, DTH, FTTH broadband and more with similar force. Part of the approaching plans of Jio also includes ultra-low-cost 4G VoLTE feature cellphones in India, that have been for some time now in the rumours.
After several leaks about a Jio VoLTE characteristic telephone, there's substantial evidence the brand new telecom operator is working closely with OEMs and chip makers to eventually bring the phone to market.
Sources have suggested the discussions between prospective manufacturing companies and Jio remain in preliminary stages, making it difficult to pinpoint the exact release date of the Jio 4G feature phones.
When the state head Neeraj Sharma of the Spreadtrum Communication will be to be believed, the 4G VoLTE characteristic mobile technology is on a speed track development.
Together with the cost of a 4G VoLTE feature telephone dropping down to Rs 1,500, consumers will save almost half of what they are currently spending. Brands, for example, Micromax and Lava have 4G feature telephones in the marketplace for around Rs 3,000, which would make the Jio . to telephones a steal
"Indian handset market will see a jump in 4G attribute phones sales after July this year when Reliance Jio is likely to return in the picture with lower priced 4G attribute phones, as the costs of these telephones are currently saturated in Indian market," Jaipal Singh, market analyst at International Data Corporation (IDC), said in a statement.
India's feature phone market accounts for a sizable 55 percent share and remains loaded. Because the 4G adoption in the state has exploded in the last six months, budget-friendly feature phones with 4G VoLTE capabilities will remain popular. OEMs such as Intex and Micromax are already planning to launch sub-Rs 2,000 4G VoLTE feature telephones by June this year.